Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Public Collectors

Marc Fisher, part of the Temporary Services artist collective, also runs a site and project called Public Collectors.  Dedicated to preserving flyers, record album covers, photographs, and other ephemera not usually collected and preserved by mainstream institutions, Public Collectors is a treasure trove of both unusual and mundane items.  As an adjunct to the site, Marc also posts daily entries to the Public Collections tumblr page where he posts items related to the project, as well as contents from his personal collections.

In celebration of that visual blog, Marc recently published a zine titled, Paper Blog, featuring some of the great images posted in the past year.  Ranging from vintage children's homework,  a missing hat flyer, and old anatomy drawings, this zine was fun to look through and a great buy.  Available from Half Letter Press and at Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago.

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