1000 journals is een van de langstlopende en meest inspirerende projecten op internet.
‘Some guy’ startte het project in 2000 en verspreidde een klein aantal (lege) dummy’s. De dummy’s gaan van hand tot hand en worden door de tijdelijke eigenaren volgeschreven, -getekend, -geplakt en vervolgens doorgegeven.
Op de website some guy kun je de dummy’s volgen.
The 1000 Journals Project is an ongoing collaborative experiment attempting to follow 1000 journals throughout their travels. The goal is to provide a method for interaction and shared creativity among friends and strangers.
Those who find the journals add something to them. A story, drawing, photograph, anything really. Then they pass the journal along, to a friend or stranger, and the adventure continues.
Launched in 2000 by the San Francisco based artist “someguy”, the journals have reached over 40 countries and 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.
The project has been covered in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Better Homes & Gardens and many others. It is the subject of a book published by Chronicle Books, a feature length documentary by Andrea Kreuzhage, and has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2009, and the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles in 2010.