This exchange portfolio considers the practices of publishing, collectiong, and trading prints throughout history. With the rise of offset lithography in the twentieth century, the average consumer was able to buy, collect and exchangee mass-produced trade cards depicting a wide variety of popular culture subjects. This portfolio references sports culture as well as a method of mainstream consumption that has become obsolete: the accumulation of printed ephemera as a sorce of data, self-identication, and social currency.
Near Mint is an exchange portfolio organized by Breanne Trammell and Noah Breuer. It was was first exhibitied, simultaneously, at the 2016 Southern Graphics Council International conference and Land Gallery in Portland Oregon.