My world

This is an interactive ‘altered book’, it started life as an unused 1992 Oxfam diary. Most alternate pages have pictures of people from a wide range of countries. I’d like the alternate pages to be used by BookMoochers to describe in words or pictures, photos or poems the world they think of as theirs. I’ll upload images of my pages to the journal files as an example, but I’d like moochers to add in their own way, whilst leaving the picture pages unaltered.

-Gill (tennantfamily)

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Putting a Face to the Name

I’ve bought an autograph book and I’d like you all to sign it, but there’s a catch – you must add a passport photo of yourself so I can put a face to the name (geddit?). As it passes along we’ll all get to know each other better. And being camera shy is no excuse, you’ll just have to improvise. Disguise yourself, strike a pose, get a pot plant to stand in for you, or dig out one of your old passport pictures. So long as the photo was taken INSIDE a booth, represents you in some way, and is accompanied by your autograph, I’m happy.


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and as stills:

Pg 1, Pg 2, Pg 3, Pg 4, Pg 5, Pg 6, Pg 7, Pg 8, Pg 9

Around the World in 1,000 Pictures

This is an Altered Book from The BookMooch Journal Project. The book is a 1956 printing originally titled AROUND THE U.S.A. IN 1,000 PICTURES, loaded with, yes, 1,000 vintage photos! It was a book that was just begging to be given a new life as an altered book, with dreams of traveling all over the WORLD, meeting BookMoochers and collecting snapshots, ATCs, AECOs, multimedia art, paintings and drawings, doodles and scribbles, postage stamps, rubber stamps, found objects and anything else that creative souls around the world feel inspired to add to it before sending it along to another BookMoocher to play with. At the end of it’s long journey, This Altered Book will be returned to it’s owner, [Kenenth G Samson] who may be reached through his account at BookMooch. [BookMooch ID: samsonkg]

Rules: none, really – as far as journals go. I want you to be as creative as you’d like, adding anything, altering the existing pages in the book, incorporating existing pictures originally published in the book or covering them entirely with your own art. I especially love ATCs and drawings and multimedia and found objects, but look forward to seeing all the cool, creative things you will do with this journal before passing it on.

There IS one unbreakable rule, though….. after you are done adding your art, please put the journal back into this same page I’ve created for it here at BookMooch so someone else can mooch it and add to it, and when it is full, please contact me to arrange return of this treasure to me.


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The last record of this journal is that it was marked received by Leah (USA:NC) in Oct 07.