Dom Sylvester Houédard from The Cosmic Typewriter

Rick Poynor over at Design Observer reviews a new book, Notes from the Cosmic Typewriter, about the British Benedictine monk, scholar, translator, concrete poet and artist Dom Sylvester Houédard (1924–92). An excellent occasion to get a glimpse of a neglected master of Concrete and Visual Poetry.

Poster for a lecture at the Royal College of Art, London, March 1964. Designer unknown

 

Dom Sylvester Houédard, 69, 1964. (Collection: Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry)

 

Dom Sylvester Houédard, a particular way of looking, 1971
(Collection: Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry)

 

Dom Sylvester Houédard, comment le present ouvrage suscite ces questions critiques, 1971
(Collection: Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry)