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Broom (H. Loeb & A. Kreymborg, 1921-1924)

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Broom: An International Magazine of the Arts

was a little magazine founded by Harold Loeb and Alfred Kreymborg and published from November 1921 to January 1924. Initially, the magazine was printed in Europe with the intention of bringing new, avant-garde art back to the U.S.

Loeb later claimed he no longer remembered why he choose the name Broom, but they had gone through a list of one-syllable words and “broom” was the only one left. Ostensibly, the title of the magazine coalesced with the stated focus in the first issue, publishing “the unknown, path-breaking artist”, allowing the new artist the opportunity to sweep away the old.

More informations by Wikipedia. This magazine remains for me a mystery, very few informations can be found (the wikipedia page is the best ressource), even the reprints or the anthology are hard to find.

Vol. 1, issue 2 : original two colour woodcut by Enrico Prampolini, december 1921

Vol. 1, issue 3 : original two colour woodcut by Fernand Leger, january 1922

Vol. 1, issue 4: illustration by Gordon Craig, 1922

The broom Anthology: hardcover book with 400 pages, published by Milford House in 1969.

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Art director, graphic designer & illustrator from Lyon, France. Admin at Co-admin of the Facebook group Archives Graphiques Co-curator at Writer at The Shelf, issue 2 Writer at