Collect ‘Em All

This issue finds safety in numbers with profiles of 40 design collectives from around the world. What does that mean exactly? We went straight to Wikipedia, one of the most successful collaborative efforts in recent memory, for a definition: “A collective is a group of people who share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together on a specific project to achieve a common objective. Collectives are also characterized by attempts to share and exercise political and social power and to make decisions on a consensus-driven or egalitarian basis.” Sounds good to us.

The 62
Brooklyn, New York

Actus
Tel Aviv

Anteeksi
Helsinki

Areaware
New York

Art.Lebedev
Moscow and Kiev

Bark
Vancouver

Cai-Light
Paris and Dubai

Celery
Berkeley, California

CuldeSac
Valencia, Spain

Defyra
Stockholm

Elastik
Amsterdam and Ljubljana

Form Us With Love
Stockholm

Graft
Los Angeles, Berlin, and Beijing

Groovisions
Tokyo

Grupo Aranea
Alicante, Spain

Hagilda
Tel Aviv

Janfamily
London

Lifelong Friendship Society
New York

Loyal Loot
Alberta, Canada

Minus
Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle

Musa
Lisbon

NEL
Mexico City

Plan 01
Paris

Pleix
Paris

Preemptive Media
Los Angeles, Palo Alto, New York

Remove
Copenhagen

Revolutions on Request
Helsinki

Robotany
Atlanta, Seattle, and Zurich

Society of Imagemakers
Los Angeles

Studio 5050
New York

Sweden Design
Hong Kong

Tobias Wong
New York

Tonerico
Tokyo

Universal Everything
Sheffield, England

Us & Us
London

Vest
Toronto

Viable
London

WAT Design
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

We Work in a
Fragile Material
Stockholm

Wingspace
Brooklyn

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