2009 July 21 10:04 pm | by John Boatwright

1000 Journals

Filed In Art Charlotte Design


I love journaling, and back in 2001 while working for Rick Valacenti at Thirst I was lucky enough to be part of the 1000 Journals Project. And now the 1000 Journal Project is coming to Charlotte, Raleigh and Columbia. Check out the AIGA site for more details and come to the lecture to get highly inspired.

The 1000 Journals project is following and documenting one thousand journals as they travel hand to hand throughout the globe. Each participant adds their entry to the journal and passes it on to whomever they choose. Some journals eventually make it back to the 1000 Journals headquarters, and are now part of the 1000 Journals Project book and DVD and others, like the one I was a part of, are still in-transit.

The journals have traveled to 40 countries and through every US state. They’ve come to rest in hostels, cafes and law offices, been the subject of treasure hunts, brought to remote mountaintops, abandoned at airports and stolen at gunpoint. Check out http://www.1000Journals.com for more information on the project and to be a part of it.

 


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