It claims to be the world’s largest collection of doodles, and it’s located right in Williamsburg (h/t Atlas Obscura). The Sketchbook Project is a “crowd-sourced library that features 33,903 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 135+ countries.” Located at a storefront space in the Brooklyn Art Library, the project encourages artists (or anyone with an artistic inkling) to order one of their blank sketchbooks, fill it up with their drawings, and send it back to be added to the physical and/or digital library for creatives from all over the world to view.
Founders Steven Peterman and Shane Zucker began the project in 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia where they’d collect sketchbooks from all over the world. Three years later, they moved to their Brooklyn location and set up the current system of ordering sketchbooks. They now feature the work of more than 70,000 artists. Visitors to the storefront library or digitized library (the latter contains 17,181 complete scanned contributions) can browse sketchbooks by artist, region, theme, or even material, as each book has its own barcode.
Learn more about the Sketchbook Project HERE >>
[Via Atlas Obscura]
Photos courtesy of the Sketchbook Project
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