The Shapes Project wallpaper by Allan McCollum

The Shapes Project wallpaper, designed 2010
Maharam Digital Projects
(48% Cellulose, 35% Latex, 17% Nylon)
matte laminate finish
minimum square footage requirement: 100 square feet
$6,300 for first 100 square feet
$63 / per each additional square foot



Devised as a system of two-dimensional shapes, one for each person on the planet at maximum population, The Shapes Project is intended to draw attention to each of us being a singularity, one of several billion human beings on Earth, and our collective failure to address emotional and practical implications thereof. The Shapes Project was initiated in 2005 and is expected to continue beyond the artist's lifetime. For conceptual continuity, each of the thirty-one billion shapes will be used only once, ensuring that every installation of The Shapes Project: Background Shapes is unique.

Artware Editions is an approved Maharam Digital Projects retailer and offers the complete line of artist-designed digital wallpapers. These mural-style wallpaper installations are sized, priced and produced on a project-specific basis. There is a minimum purchase price based on the size of the original legend designed by the artist. It is not required that the total square footage be used but up to the indicated amount is available for the minimum purchase price.

The total original image for this wallpaper is 10' 6" x 16' 8" and this can be scaled and repeated to custom-fit any space on a project-specific basis.

The wallpaper has a matte laminate finish which can be cleaned using mild soap and warm water.