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Unfinished Symphonies

This is the third issue to continue the layout experiment begun some months earlier, and it remains faithful to that impulse (which will become clear in future past issues in the present electronic series). It consolidates, and perhaps brings to an apex, the series’ tendency to treat submissions as material for graphic improvisation by the editor.

We asked contributors to offer their unfinished works, and they did. The first dozen pages of the issue consist of our compositions using these contributions as source material, the results appearing on the top two-thirds of each page, while the bottom third displays the current issue of Retrofuturism, no. 3; a “separate” but attached publication edited (nominally) by the Tape-beatles.

In addition to more complete, attributable works by John Stickney, Philippe Billé, Thom Metzger, among others, this issue presents a major graphic series by Piotr Szyhalski, entitled “Alternative Medicine,” sure to dazzle and horrify you.

Along with all that are the usual views and reviews you’ve come to expect from this publication.


Printed on a Xerox 9500 xerographic duplicator.

Print run: 215.

PDF upload: 2003-10-01.


Photostatic Magazine Retrograde Archive no. 30

Various typesetting and layout improvements.

Two color version of first image of Piotr Szyhalski’s series “Alternative Medicine” used in PDF version.


Ll. Dunn

Pete Spence

The Tape-beatles

Arturo Giuseppe Fallico

Steve Harp

Dave Coulter

Steve Perkins

Mark Rose

Joel Score

John Heck

Bob Grumman

Dominique John

John Stickney

Chris Mitchell

Philippe Bill�

David Dunlap

Chris Winkler

Thom Metzger


Ivan Sl�dek

Piotr Szyhalski

Lang Thompson

John Held, Jr.