The ultimate in crowd-sourced, user-generated, globalized wiki-culture, San Francisco-based designer Brian Singer’s 1000 Journals Project is as analog as can be.
In the decade since Singer distributed the project’s first notebooks — featuring original covers by popular young artists and an open invitation to fill some of their pages and pass them on — the journals have crisscrossed the globe. Along the way, they’ve accumulated powerful, eclectic stories and art, and spawned exhibitions, a book, a documentary film, and a second round of international paper-tag.
Visit the 1000 Journals Project online, peruse galleries of cover art and individual notebooks, view a selection of journals in person at LA’s Skirball Center through February, buy the 1000 Journals book
Click through below for a gallery of images from the 1000 Journals Project.
Cover by Andy Choeke
Cover by Clement Hanami
Cover by Jackie Terrell
Cover by Jamie Ursic
Cover by Kara Klein
Cover by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario
Cover by Mel Kadel
Cover by Ruth Roberts
Cover by Sabrina Wagner
Cover by Gary Baseman