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

  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 .