Thursday, 19 November 2009

Last weekend...

We had a table at the Small Publishers Fair! Very exciting couple of days where we managed to exhibit and sell some of our individual and collective projects but also engage with visitors, friends and other exhibitors. Nice chats happening at our table that help us encourage our creative practice and develop more ideas for books and projects in general.
We are also very happy about the good feedback we got from different people and some of our collegues at other tables. And it was also great to see the variety of public and talk with them, why not, about some other random stuff.
As well as with other projects, it was great to see how the Collective Atlas draw a lot of interest from everyone. Therefore, we are expecting that more submissions will come through so we can keep expanding the collection.

We will give more updates soon about what we've been up to.
And last but not least, thanks to all friends and collegues that came by to say hello!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Small Publisher's Fair

On Thursday and Friday this week, the 13th and 14th of November (11am-7pm), we are taking part in the Small Publisher's Fair! It's in Conway Hall on Red Lion Square, just up from Holborn tube station. Come along, it should be a really great couple of days. 
And if you have any submissions for the Collective Atlas, please bring them along. The submissions we have already received will be exhibited there, and we'll be actively recruiting for more interested artists!


This is my submission for Stirling, Scotland. It is a simple folded piece using newsprint paper and a typewriter. Delicate and simple to reflect the mapping involved in the atlas project as a whole.


A submission from Nikos Mantzios (Adoxographic Editions) in Edinburgh, folded to form a small 6 page book. This exploration of Edinburgh is mirrored by the viewer's exploration of the piece; the reading of the text and imagery.

Kaunas, Lithuania

This book was sent in by Eva in London. A great contrast to the Zagreb book and with many levels of information. The book is titled Welcome to Lithuania. 


So finally I have found some time to upload some atlas images! I'm sorry it's taken a while. This one was sent from Irena in London and i'm afraid the scanned second image does not do it justice. A really interesting, sensitive and intriguing piece.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Hi everybody
Let's kick off the Somethink Collective with a project!
Lets get together and create our...

The idea is to create a representation of the world through people who know the places.

Think of a village/town/city that you have spent time in. The task is to try and represent it the best you can in one simple book.

There are just 2 rules...
The book must only be made from one A4 sheet of paper or card (of your choice) and can only be folded into the format you want. Cuts can be made but the sheet must remain relatively whole – so not cut right in half etc.

You can use one or both sides of the sheet and use any media.

Send your book to:
Somethink Collective
97 Benview
Please include your name on your book. And when sending, please include an email address that we can contact you on to inform you of developments.
The books will be collected with the idea of finding exhibiting opportunities.
They will also be uploaded on to the Blog!  

Though it will be an ongoing project it would be great to get a number of your books together before the end of October so we can exhibit them at the Small Publisher's Fair in November (further details to follow).

Let's get making!