We Didn’t Have A Penny

September 23rd, 2009 | comics talk

Javier Mariscal’s exhibition at the Design Museum features notes by him written on the walls. This one resonated with me completely. I wouldn’t be anywhere today without the photocopier, after all. Not to mention making black marks on small sheets of white paper.

Twenty years from now, someone’s going to be assembling an installation and saying exactly the same thing about web pages.

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3 Responses to “We Didn’t Have A Penny”

  1. […] “We didn’t have a penny, we could only work in black in white, on small sheets of paper. We wanted to print our drawings, but the prints shops were very expensive. Photocopying machines started to come out in the seventies, however, so we went into the underground comic busines. [sic]“ – Javier Mariscal […]

  2. Saw this when I was in London and was, as you fellows say, gobsmacked. I think you say this. Just brilliant stuff, especially the video installations.

  3. I am trying to find some information on Javier Mariscal. I own one of his glass Hilton tables. I wish to find out how many of these were made and what is today’s value. Thank you.