By Marc Fischer and Public Collectors
Chicago, IL, Public Collectors, 2017
Dimensions: 5.5 in X 8.5 in
Process: Two-color Risograph
Color: Two-color Risograph throughout
Edition size: approximately 165 copies
MATALICA TICKETS consists of the keywords taken from a single Craig’s List ad placed by Sensationalseats.com for tickets to the band Metallica’s June 18, 2017 concert at Soldier Field in Chicago. Design by Marc Fischer of Public Collectors.
The ad that this publication draws from is a wonder of capitalist poetry. Incredibly inane and violently deformed combinations of keywords are thrown at the reader in a desperate attempt to distinguish one ad from dozens of others that are selling tickets to the same event. In an effort to anticipate every possible finger fumble, the word “ticket” alone is repeated in endless mistyped variations. Like Aggie Toppins’ booklet Username and Password (which was an inspiration), MATALICA TICKETS makes a fragment of the internet experience into a tactile, designed, printed publication.
This is also one of the most spontaneous Public Collectors publications: Matalica Tickets was conceived, designed and printed in just over 24 hours.
Public Collectors was founded by Marc Fischer in 2007. He is based in Chicago, IL. Public Collectors organizes exhibitions and events, participates in exhibitions organized by others, creates exhibition opportunities for collectors and archivists, teaches, lectures, responds to research inquiries, and makes its own publications.