Posts tagged collecting


Diana Zlatanovski [is] an anthropologist, a museologist, and a curatorial research associate at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. she spends her days going through collections of art and artifacts, and with her extra time, she takes photos of those collections and many others she finds outside the museum as part of an ongoing project she calls The Typology.
By assembling and examining a grouping of objects with shared attributes, Zlatanovski aims to reveal patterns and information that wouldn’t be visible if looking at each individual piece in isolation. She has gone hunting for these revelations in photos of tools, vegetables, shells, landscapes, portraits, old coins, and much more.

 (via Collecting the World’s Collections of Small Oddities One Day at a Time | Design Decoded)

Diana Zlatanovski [is] an anthropologist, a museologist, and a curatorial research associate at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. she spends her days going through collections of art and artifacts, and with her extra time, she takes photos of those collections and many others she finds outside the museum as part of an ongoing project she calls The Typology.

By assembling and examining a grouping of objects with shared attributes, Zlatanovski aims to reveal patterns and information that wouldn’t be visible if looking at each individual piece in isolation. She has gone hunting for these revelations in photos of tools, vegetables, shells, landscapes, portraits, old coins, and much more.

 (via Collecting the World’s Collections of Small Oddities One Day at a Time | Design Decoded)


Nakayasu, 33, is a professional collector. He buys items for his collection and sells them like a business, but also works a part-time job in a call center. He collects toys from Japanese anime and live action special affects (tokusatsu) TV shows, soundtrack CDs, printed materials and video games. At the time of this photograph, he had been collecting for eight years and had amassed a collection worth about $20,000. He has 200 toys alone. Photo: Androniki Christodoulou.

(via Otaku Spaces Shows Off Collectors’ Riches | Raw File | Wired.com)

Nakayasu, 33, is a professional collector. He buys items for his collection and sells them like a business, but also works a part-time job in a call center. He collects toys from Japanese anime and live action special affects (tokusatsu) TV shows, soundtrack CDs, printed materials and video games. At the time of this photograph, he had been collecting for eight years and had amassed a collection worth about $20,000. He has 200 toys alone. Photo: Androniki Christodoulou.

(via Otaku Spaces Shows Off Collectors’ Riches | Raw File | Wired.com)

Throughout the ’90s, I took a lot of pictures of his stuff — his collections fascinated me, and his relationship to these objects fascinated me. Actually, any collector’s relationship to his or her objects fascinates me, because I think objects, like photographs, are signifiers of death.

For her project titled “Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting”, photographer Jenny Riffle has been following a modern day treasure hunter called Riley out on his hunts and photographing the objects he collects.

Junkculture: Adventures in Treasure Hunting

For her project titled “Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting”, photographer Jenny Riffle has been following a modern day treasure hunter called Riley out on his hunts and photographing the objects he collects.

Junkculture: Adventures in Treasure Hunting


nspired by a Guinness Book of World Records entry for the largest collection of cigarette rolling papers, Toronto-based artist Allister Lee of Studio B.I.B decided it was time to set a goal for himself and started collecting black markers. To “mark” the 500th acquisition in this graffiti-culture obsession, and midpoint to his overall goal (and hopefully Guinness record!), he’s released a hand-drawn print that shows the complete historical and international spectrum of the 500 pens in his collection to date.

Studio B.I.B 500 on Cool Hunting

nspired by a Guinness Book of World Records entry for the largest collection of cigarette rolling papers, Toronto-based artist Allister Lee of Studio B.I.B decided it was time to set a goal for himself and started collecting black markers. To “mark” the 500th acquisition in this graffiti-culture obsession, and midpoint to his overall goal (and hopefully Guinness record!), he’s released a hand-drawn print that shows the complete historical and international spectrum of the 500 pens in his collection to date.

Studio B.I.B 500 on Cool Hunting

The Collectors: Instant Collections With Suzanna Scott :: Etsy Blog

 
 
The appeal of banana stickers (and other things):
Colors magazine’s winter 2010-11 issue, titled “Collector,” “visits people who have amassed holdings of everything from Concorde memorabilia to banana stickers to used tea bags.” The collectors “see ordinary things in extraordinary ways.” Pictured above is Houstonian Becky Martz’s banana sticker collection. (via Colors on Collectors - NYTimes.com)

More at unconsumption. That issue of Colors sounds worth picking up — I didn’t even know Colors was still publishing!

The appeal of banana stickers (and other things):

Colors magazine’s winter 2010-11 issue, titled “Collector,” “visits people who have amassed holdings of everything from Concorde memorabilia to banana stickers to used tea bags.” The collectors “see ordinary things in extraordinary ways.” Pictured above is Houstonian Becky Martz’s banana sticker collection. (via Colors on Collectors - NYTimes.com)

More at unconsumption. That issue of Colors sounds worth picking up — I didn’t even know Colors was still publishing!


Steve McPherson is an artist and lecturer whose practice includes installation, sculpture, objects, book works, collections, assemblage and collage. For over 15 years Steve has been collecting objects from beaches of the North Kent Coast of the UK. Wave worn, sun bleached and scarred with unknown histories, these finds are collected and collated by type or colour.

Junkculture: Common Anomalies

Steve McPherson is an artist and lecturer whose practice includes installation, sculpture, objects, book works, collections, assemblage and collage. For over 15 years Steve has been collecting objects from beaches of the North Kent Coast of the UK. Wave worn, sun bleached and scarred with unknown histories, these finds are collected and collated by type or colour.

Junkculture: Common Anomalies

Box Vox on packaging charms: 

A revelation to me that supermarket gumball machines once contained miniature consumer packaged goods.
These photos from Eureka Gumball Charm Nirvana are only a small sampling of what’s out there for collectors of tiny supermarket charms.

Box Vox on packaging charms:

A revelation to me that supermarket gumball machines once contained miniature consumer packaged goods.

These photos from Eureka Gumball Charm Nirvana are only a small sampling of what’s out there for collectors of tiny supermarket charms.

Guy explains his collecting of beggar cardboard signs:
"Being a collector, once infected, you pursue the thread, and over the past eight years, I have been accumulating a number of other, similar, signs. Some are facetious, but most are sincere pleas for help."
Hard Times: Observatory: Design Observer

Guy explains his collecting of beggar cardboard signs:

"Being a collector, once infected, you pursue the thread, and over the past eight years, I have been accumulating a number of other, similar, signs. Some are facetious, but most are sincere pleas for help."

Hard Times: Observatory: Design Observer

Guy writes about collecting first editions: “I’d be inclined to consider these the musings of an old fogey in the age of the iPad. And it does seem inevitable that all books will eventually transfer over to such devices. Nonetheless, I was encouraged by how many young kids were at the sale lobbying their parents to buy them books.”  Reaching for That First-Edition High - WSJ.com

Guy writes about collecting first editions: “I’d be inclined to consider these the musings of an old fogey in the age of the iPad. And it does seem inevitable that all books will eventually transfer over to such devices. Nonetheless, I was encouraged by how many young kids were at the sale lobbying their parents to buy them books.”  Reaching for That First-Edition High - WSJ.com