Publishing has changed a lot in recent times. These days, anyone with a computer can put their stuff out into the world with a couple of bits of software and an internet connection – whether or not it’s worth the effort is another question, but there have never been more voices clamouring to be heard. Collate is “an experiment in collaborative publishing” looking to bring some of those creative voices together, inviting submissions from the public and selecting the best to be produced in print format.
Collate mined the imaginations of visitors to the Victoria and Albert Museum during London Design Week via a beautifully realised installation by techmeisters Six:Thirty. An arrangement of touchscreens offered a collection of images culled from the web and some user-friendly publishing tools to create spreads for the Collate book. Over 500 layouts have been selected to accompany articles by Rob Alderson, Joël Vacheron and Ben Hammersley. The finished product is available to order via Six:Thirty from 12 October.