Spectacular Times

Spectacular Times

Partial archive of a series of small 'pocketbooks' in the late 1970s/early 1980s entitled 'Spectacular Times' by Larry Law. They serve as a brief introduction to situationist ideas. Each consists of newspaper clippings, quotations, handwritten text by Law and illustrations, all compiled and arranged with great humour!

Taken from http://nntk.net/main.php?g2_itemId=251 to make reading and sharing easier. If you have any of the other issues of these pocketbooks please let us know over e-mail or by commenting below, as we would love to complete this archive.

Comments

Steven.
Dec 17 2012 23:09

Mate, it is absolutely brilliant that you're doing this!

However, would it be possible to do it in a slightly different format? I have added the first one in the way we would ideally like it. To do this, just click "add child page" on this page, then fill in the issue number and name of the issue in the title box, a picture on the front cover and attach the PDF to do each issue separately. Does that sound okay?

I have done the first one as an example. I will also increase your permissions so you can approve your own edits. To do this just click the revisions tab and revert to the revision you have made.

Reddebrek
Dec 18 2012 00:35

Thank you, I suppose it shouldn't be a problem to change the format though someone else should edit the information to expand on the introduction since I literally had never heard of Larry Law until today and haven't been able to find much more other then apparently he's really popular.

Oh and thank you for increasing my permissions, I noticed the change when my profile gave me the option to ban myself which was interesting.

Steven.
Dec 18 2012 08:48

Cheers! Although just to clarify what I was asking was not to add the PDFs of the issues to this page but to add child pages to this page and attach the PDFs there. I will now do another one as an example

flaneur
Dec 19 2012 20:42

I was going to put these up so saved me a job. He did a 40 minute film called Are You in a Bad State that'd be worth a watch. The SPGB posted on here about a showing, maybe they still have it? Or you can buy it for a tenner. Are Captain Mission and Revolutionary Self Theory not issues 5 and 6?

Steven.
Dec 19 2012 23:46

That's interesting about issues 5 and 6 - where did you hear that from? That other archive said they weren't part of the series…

flaneur
Jan 10 2013 14:51

I've not been able to find those two anywhere on the internet so I figured it made sense. Could be wrong though.

General Strike
Mar 15 2013 14:26

I've got pdfs of both I can send you.

Though actually I see now they're already on libcom: http://libcom.org/library/revolutionary-self-theory

Steven.
Mar 15 2013 18:43
General Strike wrote:
I've got pdfs of both I can send you.

Though actually I see now they're already on libcom: http://libcom.org/library/revolutionary-self-theory

right, so are numbers 5 and 6 definitely those other little pamphlets? And if so, which one was fifth and which was sixth?

necmergitur1982...
Feb 12 2014 18:42

The mystery is resolved! I have located ultra-rare copies of ST #5 and #6. I shall post them on my blog soon (situationnisteblog.wordpress.com/)

Steven.
Feb 12 2014 23:02
necmergitur1982@gmail.com wrote:
The mystery is resolved! I have located ultra-rare copies of ST #5 and #6. I shall post them on my blog soon (situationnisteblog.wordpress.com/)

excellent! Please let us know when you have posted them