The Walking Society, by Atlas


Atlas has designed new book The Walking Society, which marks the 40th anniversary of Mallorcan shoe brand Camper.

The book is published by Lars Müller and was “conceived as a walk through the extensive archives of the company”.

It features sketched concepts, prototype products and as-yet-unreleased pieces from designers including Hella Jongerius, Jasper Morrison, Bernard Wilhelm, Jaime Hayón, Alfredo Häberli, Anton Beeke, Nendo, Rafael Moneo, Shigeru Ban, Neville Brody, Mark Farrow and Martí Guixé.

Atlas’s Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martín say they based the book’s design concept on a famous verse by the Spanish poet Antonio Machado: “Caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar” (Walker, there is no path. A path is made by walking.)

They say: “Following the introduction, the book covers different aspects of the company’s creative history. It has been specifically designed so that reading it should be like taking a walk.”