A3 Risograph print, edition on 100, recreated from our guest edited issue of Artist Newsletter 🌀
A kinda maybe accurate collection of collectives, or at least the collectives who we know of,,,, I guess this is what our brains have looked like while putting together this issue: https://issuu.com/anartistsinfo/docs/artists_newsletter_issue_3_the_2000s 😵💫
Bottom corner text reads —— This mind map is based on our first planning meeting for our guest edited newsletter in which we sat down as a group and attempted to reel off as many artist collectives as we could. Overall, most that sprung to mind are based in the North of England, home also to Shy Bairns, with London as a close second. The majority of collectives were duos, which prompted some conversations on whether duos are actually collectives. We decided they definitely are. It’s worth noting that the collectives listed here are people we follow on instagram, people who are friends of friends, etc. There will be infinite circles of infinite collectives, some forming right this second. There were a number of collectives originally on this list that upon further googling were discovered to be either currently defunct or actually a stage name for one solo artist. You can’t fool us, Bob and Roberta Smith.
The Collectives Mind Map design was created by Izzy and Erin, using Tiddlyroam, a programme created by Jo Kroese 💙 As with the rest of the issue, its inspired by 2000s design and particularly the pull out posters we’d pull out and make into little shrines on our walls as kids. This is a monument to 2021 collectives ⛪️