The Land of Lost Content
The Land of Lost Content
A 272 page case-bound book celebrating the collection of the Land of Lost Content, a museum dedicated to British ephemera.
A 272 page case-bound book celebrating the collection of the Land of Lost Content, a museum dedicated to British ephemera. Read more
About this project
The Land of Lost Content and The Story of Great British Rubbish
A 272 page case-bound book celebrating the collection of the Land of Lost Content, a museum dedicated to ephemera.
The museum is run by Stella Mitchell, an esteemed ephemera collector. Stella has been collecting British ephemera for over 40 years and her collection of thousands of items is a truly unique portrait of British society through the goods we throw away.
The museum is tucked away in rural Shropshire, in a town called Craven Arms. It's a well kept secret and we want to help show the world all that Stella has collected.
Help us to capture this museum's incredible collection of rubbish in a not-so-throw-away, beautiful book.
The book will contain 50 beautifully photographed items from the collection, each with a short story, as well as a visual tour of the museum and essays from Professor Teal Triggs and Dr Robert Banham.
We are splitting the funding up to help finish the book, print copies and pay the contributors a small fee. We don't intend to make any profit on this project, it really is a labour of love and a chance to celebrate this amazing museum.
We have visiting the museum and photographing Stella's collection over the last year but we still have many items from the museum to shoot. If we manage to raise the funding needed the first step will be to travel up to the museum and select the final 50 items. We will then photograph each piece, Stella will write a short story for each and the final design will take shape.
The remaining text will be written by Prof Teal Triggs (RCA) and Dr Rob Banham (Reading), with the aim to have all the content ready for the end of April. Final touches will be added to the design before we go to print in late May. We hope to deliver the final books to you mid May.
All funders will be kept up to date with regular news about the book's development.
With your help we will be printing a very limited run of the book, either 500 or 700 depending on the funding achieved.
272 full colour pages. 170x240 mm, hard cover wrapped in Winter & Company Dubletta cloth, with the design foiled in a gloss black.
Design: Patrick Fry
Photography: Inge Clemente
Writers: Stella Mitchell, Teal Triggs and Rob Banham
Risks and challenges
We have been in the process of photographing the museum collection, designing the book and writing the stories for the last year and will continue that process with your help.
We have a fantastic team and I'm very confident we can produce everything promised above. The only potential issue that we can foresee would be a slight delay in delivery due to a hold up in production or shipping, but we will keep all backers updated in this event.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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