CHEMICAL OF THE MONTH CLUB
A collection (complete ?) of 6 Issues w/ Ephemera and The Rubber City Chemcorp Special News Bulletin (Number 7 ?). Kent, Ohio: Kent Chemical Group, 1982-88. Offset printed with hand-coloring and sticker elements. Most issues consists of a single leaf printed on recto and verso and folded three times for mailing; one issue saddle-stapled at wraps. Addressed and mailed. With some added ephemera.
Edited by Dana A. Beezley. Seven issues of this hardly known conceptual artists' periodical. Each issue of the bulletin took a different class of drug as its subject, such as fertilizers, cleaning products, and romantic aids, and furthered the aims of the society, which were to warn against the evils of nature, and embrace the promise of chemicals. The figurehead of the organization was Chemical Girl, represented by a drawing of a smiling brunette holding up a glass beaker. This run includes assorted ephemera, including a flyer for a 1984 Chemical Girl Party, a couple of small one sheets (Key to the perfect body; The Nitrogen Ciycle; Personal Cleaning tips), and a postcard (Have you seen me?), mailed in 1988, inquiring as to the whereabouts of Chemical Girl, who had gone missing. The final item is a special hand-colored news bulletin from The Rubber City Chemcorp, the association which the Kent Chemical Group had morphed into, announcing the death of Chemical Girl and her subsequent resurrection.