There’s been a proliferation of independent quarterlies and journals in the last couple of years with food themed titles leading the way. The popularity in these titles is driven by people’s interest in the subject and it doesn’t seem to be letting up. But we’re now seeing an emergence of another popular topic taking hold in independent publishing. Makers, crafters, builders; publications that profile the people behind the objects. Titles like Made Quarterly from Australia, Hole & Corner from England, Atlas Quarterly from Brooklyn, and now Collective Quarterly from the U.S.
Collective Quarterly’s distinctive angle is on exploration, not only in discovering the artisans and the way they work but the journey and the land they work from. The publication is founded by three gents from three cities working collectively, from Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, to Middlebourne, West Virginia. The premiere issue will take us to Marfa, Texas, with profiles on Minnesota based Faribault Woolen Mill Company, and Drift Eyewear from Chicago. Contributors include Max Wastler of All Plaid Out, and photographers Kevin Russ and Duncan Wolfe. Collective Quarterly is now accepting pre-orders with a launch date to be announced soon.Read More