Children Need to Automatically Follow Flushing Should Should. 11 x 8.5 inches. Photocopy. Circa 1987.
Today, self-publishing means a moment of interaction with a global communication and tracking node you carry in your pocket. In the 1980s, self-publishing meant hours leaning over a photocopy machine. If you were lucky, as I was, you knew someone who worked in an office that had a photocopier that you could use for free.
One late night in 1987 while I was making an early issue of OVO I took a break to go to the restroom. There was a newspaper clipping taped on the wall reminding patrons to wash their hands. I took down the clipping, cut up the text to make it meaningless, gave the author a double set of eyes, and put my new article where the old article had been. Had anyone read it previously? Would anyone read it now? The answer to these questions says something small and quiet about small and quiet social cues.
My friend said it was never removed.