Thursday, September 9, 2010

Join the Sketchbook Project

Designers and other visual thinkers often use sketchbooks to capture ideas. Now there is a chance to see thousands of sketchbooks from around the world and have one of yours included in a traveling exhibition.

The Sketchbook Project invites anyone and everyone to be part of a traveling exhibit of sketchbooks made between now and January 15, 2011. Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country. After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.

Anyone interested in participating should go to the Sketchbook Project website and sign up by Oct. 31st, 2010. For $25 they will enter you into the exhibition and send you a sketchbook that needs to be returned by January 15th, 2011. All of the sketchbooks will go on tour starting in March, 2011 to Brooklyn, NY; Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA; Portland, ME; Atlanta, GA; and Chicago, IL.

Click on the heading above to go to the Sketchbook Project website and look at a video about last year's project.

1 comment:

vthor said...

An international sketchbook exchange has exists for a few years organized by Marty Harris. An exhibit of a selection of sketchbooks will take place in Jan 2011 at the Minnesota Center for Books Arts. You can view this amazing project here:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/moly_x/