Paper Blog 2
By Public Collectors (compiled and designed by Marc Fischer) Chicago, IL, Public Collectors, 2012
Dimensions: 5.5" X 8.5"
Edition size: 225
Another small edition booklet from Marc Fischer's Public Collectors project, this time drawing from the energetic Public Collectors blog on Tumblr (www.publiccollectors.tublr.com). Similar to the blog, each page is a single image-based entry with a short caption explaining where the picture or scan came from. From the back cover:
"About PUBLIC COLLECTORS and PAPER BLOG 2:
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. Pub- lic 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. In addition to hosting collections and other information, www.publiccollectors.org includes many digital collections that are suitable for web presentation, do not have a physical material analog, or are difficult or impossible to experience otherwise.
Public Collectors organizes exhibitions and events, participates in exhibitions organized by others, creates exhibition opportunities for collectors, teaches, lectures, responds to research inquiries, and makes its own publications.
This booklet consists of sample findings (or excerpts from publications) that were originally posted on the Public Collectors blog (publiccollectors.tumblr.com). In November 2010, I published a booklet titled Paper Blog that included a selection drawn from nearly 650 blog posts from between September 2009 and November 2010. This follow up collects examples from December 2010 through November 2012. Public Collectors on Tumblr is intended as a casual, more personal supplement to the main Public Collectors website. I update the blog almost every day. It is a place for small things and for fragments of larger things. It is also an account of the contents of my home and digital files from my camera. If you have a question about something in this booklet, or if you are in Chicago or passing through and would like to see something in person, please feel free to contact me.