Daily Bûl magazine 5 – first edition (1958)
The Daily-Bul or Daily Bul or Daily Bûl is “a thought, a review and a publishing house” created by André Balthazar and Pol Bury in La Louvière (Belgium) in 1957 in the wake of the CoBrA movement and Belgian surrealism. The avant-garde small magazine, marking their refusal of official culture, was published from 1957 to 1983 in 14 numbers, with texts or illustrations by artists and poets such as Pol Bury, Christian Dotremont, Pierre Alechinsky, Achille Chavée, Michel Folon, Roland Topor, Marcel and Gabriel Piqueray and more. It included poetry, surrealist texts, witty announcements and sometimes comic strips or illustrations. It has preserved over the years an amused and often serious counter-power in the Belgian literature and arts.
In 1957, it expanded to become a publishing house. This issue #5 printed at 300 copies and came with a numbered booklet and a pink flier.
Daily Bûl magazine 5 – first edition (April 1958)
Moniteur de la Pensée Bûl et de l’Académie de Montbliart
«Hommage au Piédestal» (Tribute to the Pedestal)
The fifth issue of the magazine with the participation of Ernest Pirotte, Palone Bultari, Delvau, Lamartine, Jean Dypréau, Bruno Munari, Pierre Alechinsky, André Balthazar, Christian Dotremont, Gilbert Thuriaux, Pol Bury.
Printed in La Louvière, Éditions de Montbliart, in 1957.
Editorial Committee: André Balthazar and Pol Bury.
– 12 stitched pages; 21,1 x 17,4 cm.
– Printed in letterpress, 1 color (black) on blue and white paper.
– White cardboard cover, printed in letterpress, 2 colors (black and brown)
+ little booklet: Ernest Pirotte, Face à face avec Jean-Paul Sartre.
– Numbered 125/300
– 8 stitched pages; 10,6 x 6,6 cm.
– printed in letterpress, 1 color (black) on white paper.
– Orange cardboard cover, printed in letterpress, 1 color (black).
+ A pink flier
First and limited edition.
The paper is yellowed due to age, some tape marking where the booklet was but it’s otherwise in good condition.
Other issues of the Daily Bûl on The Art Motion:
#1 – «Linéaments d’un univers bûl» (Lineaments of a bûl universe)
#2 – «La continence» (Continence)
#3 – «En italiques» (In italics)
#4 – «Quoique vous fassiez vous êtes ridicule» (whatever you do, you are ridiculous)
#10 – «Essai d’analyse stéthoscopique du continent belge» (Stethoscopic analysis of the Belgian continent)
To learn more about the Daily Bûl:
There is now a museum and publishing house of the same name: www.dailybulandco.be