Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.
This page consists of sample findings and excerpts. It is also an account of the contents of my home and digital files from my camera. If you have suggestions, have a collection you want to share, or are in Chicago and would like to see something in person, please contact me. This blog is intended as a casual, more personal supplement to the main Public Collectors website.
Public Collectors is maintained by Marc Fischer.
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After a Successful Colonization The Mother Ship Lands by Janet Koenig. Scanned from UPFRONT - A Publication of PADD (Political Art Documentation / Distribution), Nos. 12/13, Winter 1986-87, New York.
An interesting and obscure poster project for Reagan’s Presidential re-election campaign by Wit McKay, scanned from the magazine Lightworks, issue number 17, Birmingham, Michigan, 1985.
From the new book published by Half Letter Press: Revolution as an Eternal Dream: the Exemplary Failure of the Madame Binh Graphics Collective by Mary Patten.
“Attica: The Struggle Continues” by the Madame Binh Graphics Collective (Laura Whitehorn lead designer), NYC, 1979-1980.
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This flyer was found inside a free newspaper box in downtown Chicago in May, 2009 shortly after the deadly DUI incident described. Stickers also appeared, further attempting to make police accountable for the crimes they commit on or off duty.