By Public Collectors / Marc Fischer, with Michael Peirson, Natalia Rocafuerte and Alina Josan.
Public Collectors, Chicago, IL, 2022
Pages: 28 total (7 separate folded sheets printed on both sides and one insert slip in sleeve)
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11 in folded, 11 x 17 in each unfolded
Binding: folded, unbound
Process: RISO and digital
Color: Multi-color RISO and full color digital printing
Edition size: generally 225 copies per issue.
11x17 is a periodical made from a folded sheet of 11x17 inch paper, with a different theme or focus for each issue. It is edited, designed and published by Public Collectors. Public Collectors was founded by Marc Fischer in 2007 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Building on QUARANZINE—the single sheet publication that Public Collectors produced at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, 11x17 also uses a single sheet format but this time it's the larger tabloid format. The periodical will be released in sequential sets. Reprints are not planned and to preserve the surprise of opening each issue, only the front covers are shown. An indication of what's included in this set, from the insert card:
9: SUPERMARKET GRAFFITI by Natalia Rocafuerte: Consumer temples, defaced.
10: THE SLASHER FILM by Michael Peirson: showers you in blood, and then some.
11: MONTROSE DELI BULLETIN BOARD: So many bits of paper, so few different authors.
12: BURNING SHIPS (AND SOME ROBOTS): Highlights from a found sketchbook
13: PAPER-MASKED PROTESTERS: A simple face-concealing strategy loved by a single-sheet periodical
14: CONTINUOUS VIOLATION ALTERED DAILY: A dangerous development documented.
15: POKEWEEDS, PLANTAINS, CREEPERS: Drawings by Philadelphia-based Alina Josan