DEADLINE EXTENDED : Due to multiple requests, we have extended both the sign up deadline and the submission deadline.
Signup Deadline | January 31st, 2017
Submission Deadline | March 31st, 2017
Help fund and contribute a sketchbook to the world's largest collection of sketchbooks.
The Sketchbook Project is the world's largest library of artists' books, crowd-sourced from every corner of the globe. The project is changing the way creative people share their work while creating a worldwide community resource. By getting a sketchbook, you are joining the movement, adding your voice and becoming part of something huge. Draw, write, collage, cut, print, photograph - it starts with an idea.
Your sketchbook will automatically join the permanent collection in Brooklyn, NY. Your book will only be available to view in person in our permanent and traveling libraries.Digitized Sketchbooks:
By joining the Digital Library, your book will be professionally scanned and added to our online archive, in addition to traveling with our Mobile Library and joining our physical space Brooklyn Art Library in Brooklyn, NY.
You will receive a custom URL to access your sketchbook, where people can favorite your book, add it to a collection, and save it to view later. Digitizing is generally done before books go on tour.
Themes are just suggested starting points! Please feel free to adapt and create your book using your own style. You will select your theme when you connect your book, so feel free to start brainstorming. Don’t feel restricted by the themes provided!
Distance From Origin | Arms and Legs | Repeat Pattern | Heading East
Interesting Things | Clasp my Hands | This Interesting Person | Color Spectrum
A Story Worth Telling | Home | Guidebook to the Past | Guidebook to the Future
The Woods | In We Go | Long Stories, Short | Essentials
Cats and Dogs | Trains and Planes | Characters | Half and Half
The postmark deadline for The Sketchbook Project 2017 is March 31st, 2017. Full rules are available for download here.