80 pages, 8.375 x 10.875.
Edition of 31,000.
Printed at American Web, Denver, CO.
Art director and editor: Rudy VanderLans.
Emigre Fonts: Zuzana Licko.
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Jonathan Barnbrook et al., First Things First Manifesto 2000 (on front cover).
Rick Poynor, First Things First Revisited (essay).
Matt Owens, Deep End (visual essay).
Andreas Lauhoff, Speech-recognizing letterforms (visual essay).
Katherine McCoy, Visceral/Virtual (essay on the late P. Scott Makela).
Philip Meggs, Dead History (essay).
Lewis Blackwell, Addictions/Meditations (essay on P. Scott Makela).
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Stephen Farrell and Ji-won Son, Inhabiting Forms: Visible Citizens (visual essay, with texts by Steve Tomasula and Italo Calvino).
Elliott Earls, (portrait of Howard Roark).
Rudy VanderLans, A Topography of the California High Desert (photographs, accompanied by the poem “81” Poop Hatch by Don van Vliet).