Blast (magazine)

Blast (magazine)


Not to be confused with The Blast (newspaper).
Blast

Cover of the first edition of Blast, 1914
Editor Wyndham Lewis
Categories Vorticism
First issue 1914
Final issue 1915
Language English

Blast was the short-lived literary magazine of the Vorticist movement in Britain. Two editions were published: the first on 2 July 1914 (dated 20 June 1914, but publication was delayed) and published with uncharacteristic and shockingly bright pink cover art, referred to by Ezra Pound as the "great MAGENTA cover'd opusculus"; and the second a year later on 15 July 1915. Both editions were written primarily by Wyndham Lewis. The magazine is emblematic of the modern art movement in England, and recognised as a seminal text of pre-war 20th-century modernism. The magazine originally cost 2/6.

Read more about Blast (magazine):  Background, Editions, World War I and The End of Vorticism, Public Collections