Collective Quarterly Issue 6 (Mojave) is out now. “There is a breed of desert men, not hiding exactly but gone to sanctuary from the sins of confusion,” John Steinbeck wrote in Travels With Charley. “These men have not changed with the exploding times except to die and be replaced by others like them.” They are keepers of secrets, of passed-down tales concerning the wonders of the desert.These fables abound: varying accounts about a pair of prospectors who discovered untold riches deep in the hills but died or lost their treasures before returning to civilization. Vague directions to sand-covered ruins left behind by Ancient Peoples. Rumors of a Spanish galleon beached by some great flood. And of course, the fervent reports of UFOs.
In this issue of Collective Quarterly, you’ll visit the decaying resort towns around the putrid Salton Sea, explore the Mojave’s dubious reputation as a good place to hide a body, and go hunting for unused swimming pools that are perfect for skateboarding.
The Collective Quarterly journeys to one place per issue. When we travel, we’re trying to discover the essence of a region during a moment in time. But what happens when there are stories that demand to be told but don’t fit inside a specific print issue? Stories about uncommon people, places, and things from around the world?
200+ pages, soft-touch laminate cover, perfect bound, 8.5″ x 11″, four-color lithograph press, carbon neutral green printing