Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Collective Atlas Details

Hi everybody

I just wanted to repost the details for the Collective Atlas. If you haven't yet contributed or feel the urge again please submit something....

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!

This is an ongoing project, but we are looking for opportunities to exhibit in the new year.

Let's get making!


  1. hi!

    fab idea - one question tho: when do the books have to be completed?


  2. This is an ongoing project. No deadline! Please feel free to contribute :)

  3. Rachel E Jackson11 May 2011 at 18:42

    A great idea for a collaborative project! I'd love to contribute, and I'll tell the other members of my (small) book arts group too. Is there a running total on the number of books you've collected for exhibition so far?

  4. Hello,
    We would love more contributions! And the more you can spread the word, the better. We have been pretty busy lately with other projects but will be looking to push this further in the coming months. At the moment we have about 30 books.
    Feel free to be as creative as you like :)