Some information on
The Shapes Project
 Allan McCollum
 Introduction to The Shapes Project


 Allan McCollum
 Introduction to The Shapes Project - downloadable PDF


 Petzel Gallery press release - downloadable PDF

 Shapes installation
 Some possibilities, and a few photos


 Shapes installation
 Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany, September 2006


 Some images from "Art Unlimited," Basel, Switzerland; June, 2007

 Project for children, for "Family Programs," based on
 The Shapes Project, at the Museum of Modern Art,
 New York, February 2008


Shapes From Maine (2008)
 Introduction to the project
 Some images and links to the collaborators


 Border Crossings
 Shapes From Maine (review of exhibition)
 by Charmaine Wheatley


Shapes for the Elmhurst Library,
Queens, New York
(project in progress)
 Winner of the 2008 New York City Design Award
 Some images from the proposal


Shapes For Hamilton,
Hamilton, New York (2010)
 A project to give a unique "Shapes Print" to each of the 6000+
 residents of Hamilton Township, in upstate New York:
 Images and articles


The Book of Shapes (2010)
 Two volumes, published by Michèle Didier,
 in Brussels, Belgium: Complete instructions
 and guide to the Shapes Project


Shapes for UCSF Campus (2012-2013)
 Installation at the University of California,  San Fransisco campus
 in Mission Bay, San Francisco


Some press reception:*
 Art in America
 Shape Shifter
 By Nancy Princenthal


 Surface Magazine
 The Shape of Things to Come
 By Shailesh Rao


 Design Observer
 The Illusion of Certainty
 By Jessica Helfand


 Art On Paper
 A Monoprint for Every Human on Earth
 By Reena Jana


 New York Sun
 Light & Shapes, Enough for Everyone
 By David Grosz


 New York Times: Art in Review
 Allan McCollum: The Shapes Project
 By Roberta Smith


 Aqurela
 The Shapes Project: Allan McCollum
 By Joan M. Mas


 The New Yorker
 Goings On About Town
 Allan McCollum

*Note: Contrary to some errors made in certain press articles, McCollum's Shapes are not "generated" in a computer with an invented or scripted "program." Every shape is laboriously created by the artist using Adobe Illustrator — a common, everyday graphics program — by drawing little parts, cutting and pasting the parts into bigger parts, then cutting and pasting those parts into even bigger parts, and so on, and keeping track according to a written protocol, to insure against repetitions. The first exhibition of the project, in 2006, took around two years to complete.    SEE: shapesworksheet.html.