Car-Stoppers by Temporary Service

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A new booklet of Temporary Services' ongoing photographic Public Phenomena work—the first since the now out of print publication Abandoned Signs from 2017. 

Temporary Services has been documenting what we call Public Phenomena since we began working together in 1998. Car-Stoppers is our latest publication collecting informal urban modifications created from the ground up—in this case, modest structures built and placed to prevent cars from damaging garages and other structures. Nearly all of these photos—almost 50 in total—were taken in Chicago over a span of sixteen years. A short essay surveying the culture of Chicago alleys and the range of things we've documented is also included. 
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5"
Materials: Softcover book, Multi-color RISO and full color digital printing

Half Letter Press

Half Letter Press is a publishing imprint and online store initiated by Temporary Services—Brett Bloom & Marc Fischer, who have published booklets as an element of their collaborative work since 1998. Half Letter Press was created to publish and distribute book and booklet length works by themselves and others, and to use this endeavor to build long-term support and expanded audiences for people that work creatively in experimental ways.