Over a year ago, I thought it would be cool to compile a book of images from this Moleskine exchange. Andrea was all for it as well and I got some great, positive feedback from our group's members. I was thinking of sending proposals to several publishers and contacted the Moleskine company several times but did not hear from them (regarding this idea). Ideally, I'd like to see a publisher pick up this book and get it out there to the public. Unfortunately, the market is saturated with art books (some of which boggle my mind as far as how they even got published!) and as we all know, the economy is still crap. Still, I'd like this idea to fly, as it would make an absolutely marvelous book and an excellent way to document this wonderful ongoing project, started by Andrea.
Once again, I'd love to see what people have to say. I'd like to get work from members of the first round as well. Honestly, I'm amazed at the diversity and quality of work from the artists involved, and I try not to take this exchange for granted. We can take this book idea on several avenues - go the self-publishing route (I've been very happy with Blurb so far, though books can be expensive to purchase from that company) or perhaps push for a publisher. I'd love everyone who was and is a part of this exchange to have their work in the book, and see everyone choose their favorite personal work. Please contribute any ideas or options if you can - possible publishers, avenues with regards to publishing, etc. Thanks!