Blast: War Number (July 1915)

Blast: War Number was the second collaborative magazine of artworks, poems and essays created by members of the Vorticist movement and edited by Wyndham Lewis. The magazine features etchings, drawings, poems and essays by Lewis (including Before Antwerp, which is featured on the front cover), C. R. W. Nevinson, Jessica Dismorr, Frederick Etchells, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Jacob Kramer, William Roberts, Helen Sanders and Edward Wadsworth; as well as contributions from poets T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and Ford Madox Hueffer.

Many of the artworks and written piece are inspired by the horrors of the First World War, including the violently dynamic etching On the way to the Trenches by Nevinson, and the poignant ‘Vortex’, written by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska from the trenches.

Please click here to read a blog post about Blast: War Number.