Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Sketchbook Project

Sketchbooks, visual journals - whatever you want to call them - are always a useful device for artists and thinkers to record their ideas onto paper.

The Sketchbook Project commences this year, an international event where artists recieve a special sketchbook, fill it, and send it back to become a part of a world exhibition. You can pick a theme to base your sketchbook around, and seeming the project has some pretty decent sponsors, it's a pretty choice way for a student to get their stuff out there on an international level.

And just in case you were skeptical as to whether or not you'd receive any attention, you can opt for emails or text messages to let you know every time your sketchbook is viewed at the exhibition. How cool is that?

You can go here for more details.

Tour Map

At $25 a sketchbook I can understand hesitation at taking part - personally, I solved the expense by deciding to share the sketchbook with a friend and splitting the fee 50/50.

Be interested to hear if anyone else decides to participate!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this Tim. Sketchbooks are everywhere in our animation course. I see them at every outing and constantly drawn out, almost like a shield, whenever an animator enters a social interaction. I hope you classmates join in. And I hope me saying that, being a teacher and all, is not the uncool kiss of death on the idea :)