Scarce second number of this important but under-appreciated zine of punk aesthetics.
Very good plus.
Conceived by art-school students (their exact identities remain rather murky) as a response to Leonard Koren's California mag WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, DRY used a manic cut-and-paste design featuring art, prose, photos, and reviews relating to the emerging punk, No Wave, and hardcore scenes, and was thus quintessentially East Coast (in contrast to WET). Indeed few if any so-called "punk" zines displayed such catholic tastes or had such a strong visual vocabulary; one "looks at" DRY as much as (if not more than) reads it, with photography playing a central role. A still under-appreciated publication; its inclusion of diverse perspectives in the balkanized punk world made it difficult to safety-pin down (not sorry), and its rarity has left it out of the major narratives. Not mentioned in PUNK PRESS, IN NUMBERS, or ARTISTS' MAGAZINES. This issue has a few short blurbs on bands, including a mention of Crass. An important document of both DIY publishing and the early, underground days of New York's downtown scene.
(Brooklyn): (Dry), (1979). Full title: Dry: A Magazine Devoted to the Art of Staying Dry. 8'' x 6.5''. Stapled illustrated self-wrappers. Offset printed all.  pages, including covers. Some toning at edges. Else clean and sharp.
We work hard to meet our ethical responsibility to describe our material accurately. All items are guaranteed as described and may be returned for any reason within 30 days. Please notify us before mailing a return.
We guarantee the authenticity of our items. All materials are original (meaning not facsimiles or reproductions) unless otherwise noted. First editions (meaning first edition, first printing) are explicitly stated. TPM is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and upholds their Code of Ethics.
All photographs are of the actual item for sale. We're happy to provide additional images on request.
All domestic orders ship gratis. For orders under $250, free USPS media mail shipping is included; orders $250 and over ship USPS Priority. International orders over $500 also ship gratis. Expedited, overnight, as well as other carriers (UPS, Fed-Ex, etc.), may carry additional costs beyond quoted rates. All orders receive tracking information and a direct contact in case of any questions.
International buyers are responsible for any customs, taxes, and related import fees. Please note that we are unable to accomodate requests to misrepresent, misdeclare, or otherwise falsify customs documents when shipping internationally. We appreciate your understanding.
We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, check, money order, and bank wire. We are happy to bill institutional buyers' needs. Sales tax will be added to applicable purchases. Items subject to prior sale.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us. We prioritize our long-term relationships far above any individual purchase, and we want you to love your item as much as we loved cataloguing it.