The Sketchbook Project is an annual traveling library of artists’ journals from around the world. People who are interested in participating simply sign up online, pick a theme and receive a blank sketchbook, fill it with artwork and mail it back. The results are cataloged in the Brooklyn Art Library’s permanent collection, displayed online and exhibited at galleries around the world. Produced by the Brooklyn-based Art House Co-op, the Project unites creative people from all walks of life in a shared artistic experience, then takes it on the road.
Between April and November of 2010, 28,000 people signed up to be a part of the Sketchbook Project and 10,000 of the sketchbooks sent out to people in 94 countries were sent back.
They are now in the midst of launching their fourteen city World 2012 tour. When it’s done, 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.
For $25, you can participate in this worldwide touring project and share your work with the world. Here are some of my faves from their archives to spark your inspiration.