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1000 Journals Project Hardcover – March 8, 2007
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About the Author
Someguy is a San Francisco-based artist and designer. He launched the 1000 Journals Project in 2000.
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This book has a hard black journal-like cover and is filled with representative illustrations, photos, doodles and musings (even a few stitched entries) from however many of the 1000 journals that got mailed back, or had individual entries emailed back, or somehow had some or all of their content returned to the project "curator"--who calls himself Someguy.
The entries included in this book are wonderful, and leave you wanting more. Which leads to my only criticism. The book could easily have contained a more informative introduction or commentary. As it stands, the introduction gives us only tantalizing indications of what we're missing. Where's the list of where the journals were sent and how? Where's the information about how many journals were returned, and when, and how? Where are the details about the treasure hunt, gunpoint theft, lost-and found recovery, apology journey, and other adventures in which we're told (without any further explanation) that these books played a role? Why could the curator not have included even a few more pages in the introduction filling in for us some of these sure-to-be-fascinating details, and generally telling us more about the project and its results?
What you get when you buy this book is (1) a "sample" journal (apparently) compiled from many of the individual journal entries that made it back, (2) a somewhat loopy 3-page foreword, (3) an altogether insufficient 3-ish page introduction, and (4) an appendix with pictures of the individual journal cover designs and their designers. The journal itself is great, as is the appendix; the foreword and introduction are not-so-great.
I've been fortunate to be part of this experiment, and it was a life changing experience. This book is a tiny glimpse into the 100's of 1000's of pages filled with the art of the everyday person. Art made accessible to everyone.
If you think the Postsecret books are fascinating, this book actually looks a bit more indepth into the personal lives of the participants. It is a look at the everyday reality of our times.
A simple little image book...lovely, I was surprised by the added feature of stitching on many pages...really made it feel like more of a homemade piece.
If you're in to visual journals, buy this book! (It's priced way under value too.) Love it! So many ideas form so many people.
Thanks "some guy"!
I love the idea of having all these journals circulating out in the general public and seeing what people from virtually every walk of life contribute to them, people who might never have written or drawn in a journal page now have the freedom to just let it all hang out.
Is there anything more fun than seeing what someone else has written or drawn in a journal? If you are as nosey as I am you will understand what I mean,lol.
This book is raw, spontaneous and very entertaining, I especially love seeing people's sense or irony or humor peek through.
I have two regrets, first, that the book isn't longer, second that one of these journals hasn't made it's way into my crazy little corner of the world.
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The colors are muted.
The fonts are mostly too small to read!
The illustrations are child-like.Read more