16 / Production
Our Production issue, a collaboration with the Chicago-based collective The Post Family, explores the impact of production in our cities and built environment, and shines light onto several companies we love, with a specific emphasis on those operating in Chicago. In each, we explore the larger implication of our need for production and consumption, as well as the celebration of craft, tradition, excellence and invention.
Contributions by James Black, Anthony Burrill, Edward Burtynsky, Andrew Clark, Jason Fried, Iker Gil, Jonn Herschend, Glenn Hinman, Arnold Horween III, Cody Hudson, Rod Hunting, Chad Kouri, Andreas E.G. Larsson, Julia Luke, MCA’s Teen Creative Agency, Jake Nickell, Prelinger Archives, Nina Rappaport, Deborah Richmond, Michael Salvatore, and David Sieren, who is also the guest cover photographer.
Issue 16 Introduction
Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Vertical Urban Factory
Essay by architectural critic, curator and educator Nina Rappaport
Essay by architect Deborah Richmond
Photo essay by photographer Edward Burtynsky
Printing the Identity of Los Angeles
Text by Chad Kouri with comments by Glenn Hinman, Julia Luke, James Black, Anthony Burrill and Cody Hudson. Photographs by Andreas E.G. Larsson
Writing on Useful Projects
Chad Kouri interviews Jonn Herschend from THE THING Quarterly
Eight films on Production from the Prelinger Archives
Iker Gil and Andrew Clark talk to Arnold Horween III, president of Horween Leather Co., and John Culliton, VP sales.
Creating a Lifestyle
Iker Gil interviews Michael Salvatore, owner and CEO of Heritage Bicycles General Store
Producer as Consumer
Iker Gil interviews Jake Nickell, founder and Chief Community Officer of Threadless
Software to Produce
Rod Hunting interviews Jason Fried, founder and CEO of 37signals
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