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1000 journals project
June 12, 2008, 10:35 pm
Filed under: Art, Books, Illustration, Projects | Tags: , , ,

I like creativity, travel and chance encounters, which is why I like the 1000 Journals project. The project was launched in 2000 by San Francisco based artist ‘Someguy’. He distributed 1000 blank journals to various people and public places inviting those who found one to contribute to it and then pass it on.

As the journals made their way from one end of the world to the other, their pages filled up with drawings, paintings, scribbled thoughts, photographs, maps, stickers and stamps, as well as a few oddities (dead cockroaches, part of a discarded pace maker, and debris from Ground Zero in New York).

In 2003, just one completed journal found its way back to Someguy. Curious about the remaining 999 journals, film-maker Andrea Kreuzhage set out to document their whereabouts and discover the stories of the people who added a slice of creativity along the way.

If a chance encounter doesn’t bring one of the remaining journals your way, fear not. You can launch your very own journal at 1001 Journals. Be sure to send it our way if you do.


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