A6 Notebook is the first in a series of notebooks inspired by the coincidental overlap of standard paper sizes and British road numbering.
The hardback, A6-sized, 156-pp notebook is an invitation to explore your own creative meanderings while notionally following the route of the A6, which runs for 300 miles across England from Luton to Carlisle.
The notebook includes a Foreword by Joe Moran, author of On Roads: A Hidden History and a social historian with a focus on the recent past. This is followed by an introductory essay on the A6, with further information sections at the back. The main body of the notebook is blank for your own notes and doodles, with footnotes marking destinations and points of interest along the way.
The project is a celebration of British A-roads, which were long ago relegated in importance by the arrival of motorways, and have never enjoyed the same mythological status as American highways, but nevertheless play a significant role in the psychogeography of the British Isles. As Joe Moran writes, “A-roads serve as the road system’s unconscious, often stretching for miles without being signposted or acknowledged, disappearing into street names and getting caught up in one-way systems but still always there, connecting up different areas of our lives serendipitously.”
Featured in the Time Out Christmas Gift Guide 2015.
Please note postage is added during the payment process.