Grace Ambrose / MAXIMUMROCKNROLL

Contributors: Grace Ambrose, Marc Fischer Publisher: Public Collectors, Chicago, IL, 2016 24 pages, staple bound, two colour risograph and digital colour insert, 8.5 x 11 in. Edition size: 500 Description: Hardcore Architecture explores the relationship between the architecture of living spaces and the history of underground American hardcore bands in the 1980s. This interview booklet is intended as a supplement to the website: hardcorearchitecture.tumblr.com. It is one of a series of printed publications addressing the themes of the project through writings, interviews, photos, and printed ephemera. Hardcore Architecture is a project of Marc Fischer and Public Collectors. This booklet consists of a massive 9000+ word interview with Grace Ambrose.Find out more

Dark Matter

Editors: Brandon Dalmer, Erin Ornstein Artists: Evan Cohen, Jenn Liv, Shen Plum, Sarah Lasitor, Jenn Woodall, Trevor Henderson, Jill Stanton, Josh Holinaty, Jack Bride, Ines Jakovljevic, Erin Rei, Paula Puiupo, Carly Schmitt, Lee Nielsen 32 pages, 3 color Riso printed interior, full color cover Description: The first of an ongoing anthology exploring the mysterious voids of the mind, space and time. 18+ (mature content).  Find out more

Grave Plots

Created by Marc Fischer and Public Collectors24 pages paper back, staple bound, risograph, two-color risographEdition size: 519, 5.5 in X 8.5 inchesPublished by Chicago, IL, Public Collectors, 2019Edition of 243 Description:There are probably as many reasons to sell a grave plot on Craigslist as there are ways to die. People change their ideas about what should happen to their remains, they move to other parts of the country with no desire to return to their hometown cemetery, or they disregard their parents’ wishes to keep the family together in death. Children move away and the parents decide to move with them and don’t want to inconvenience their kids by asking them to travel for grave visitations. Or, perhaps the possibility of a grave trade for something thatFind out more

Moonlight Rollerway

Artist: Cat Roif Publisher: Dominica, Los Angeles, California Black and white photographs on newsprint, offset printed, 1 sheet : ill. ; 58 x 43 cm. folded Description: Images on newsprint by Cat Roif capturing the various personalities who spend their days and nights at a Miami roller rink. “When America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture– one that has remained undiscovered by the mainstream for generations, yet has given rise to some of the world’s greatest musical talent.” — From the documentary film United Skates (2018): About the Artist: Catherine Roif has been taking photos for a really long time. She creates dream sets, styles. location scouts, edits, and shoots film. SheFind out more

Against Competition

Author: Marc Fischer Illustrator: Kione Kochi 16 pages, soft cover, staple bound, three colour risograph, 5.5 x 8.5” Publisher: Chicago: Temporary Services, 2014 Description: Marc Fischer wrote Against Competition in 2006. The essay takes on the pervasive and corrosive problem of competition that exists and is created between artists by a market-driven art system. The essay also explores productive collaborative models in art, as well as in underground music subcultures whose approaches to generosity and working together might be something for artists to learn from. Fischer’s has been a popular text used in classes and downloaded many more times than the initial print run of the magazine the text was first published in.Find out more