“Popular Pak”; (‘Milanogram/Milan Triennale/population growth). Yellow ‘envelope’ folder with pocket; ‘cover’ image on inside. Contents: eight pages 420mm x 150mm, folded; seventeen sheets, double sided, 210mm x 150mm, and one 300mm x 210mm. Not numbered or ordered, but punchcard codification down the edge of sheets. Sheets inserted in folder. Wallet taped shut and posted to readers. Price 5 shillings
Editor: Peter Cook. Panel: Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron. Editorial Assistant: Geoff Taunton.
Contributors: Gordon Pask; Cedric Price
ARCHIGRAM 8, 1968
Interview with Dennis Crompton
So, next, we were invited round about that time to put in a section in the international section of the Milan Triennale, in 1967, and the theme of that Triennale was ‘The Greater Number’. It was basically at a time – mid-1960’s, late-1960’s – when world population was becoming an issue. I can’t remember the date of Bucky Fuller’s World Design Decade, but it was round about the same sort of time. So the whole thing about population was the topic for this exhibition.
We produced, obviously, produced a design for the Triennale itself which we illustrated in the magazine, which was this long inflatable sausage that sat down the length of one of the galleries, with a collage...
Warren Chalk, Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron, Geoff Taunton, Michael Webb