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We are a collection of stories, fears, dreams. We are a collection of creatures and superhero’s, travelogues and memorials. Our shelves are full of comic books, letters and memoirs.

We are a global community, showing that creative people and can co-exist and create as one. We believe creativity has no borders, no walls, no limitations. We are not just a project, or a library, we are a worldwide art movement. Will you add your story?

 
 
 
 
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IT STARTS WITH AN IDEA

ANYONE, REGARDLESS OF BACKGROUND CAN PARTICIPATE

 

ORDER A SKETCHBOOK

STANDARD SKETCHBOOK $30 / DIGITIZED SKETCHBOOK $65

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Order a sketchbook, fill it up, and send it back to us to be a part of the world’s largest collection of artist sketchbooks! Every participant is sent the same 5x7'' blank custom sketchbook. Each book will be given a unique six-digit barcode so we can easily catalog it into Brooklyn Art Library's system.

Once we catalog it, you’ll be able to track where your book travels and how often it is viewed - we want to make sure you can stay connected with your sketchbook!

Anyone - from anywhere in the world - can be a part of the project.


STANDARD or digitized?

$30 :: Standard books live permanently within our brick and mortar exhibition space, Brooklyn Art Library.

$65 :: Digitized books also live within our library and have your own URLs in our Digital Library. Over half of our collection is on display in our Digital Library and it's accessible to anyone.

SHIPPING

US - FREE
CANADA - $7
INTERNATIONAL - $10

AN EVER GROWING COLLECTION OF THE STATE OF CREATIVITY WORLDWIDE

IT’S ALL ABOUT BEING PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF.

 
 

Each artist is sent the same 5x7'' blank custom SBP sketchbook. We've only got a few rules: first, your book must be used in some way - no sending us back an empty book or a completely different book! Second, your sketchbook must stay within its original dimensions. Last, please don’t use glitter or acrylic/gesso paint as these may cause the pages to stick together over time.

Your book is unique to you. Each book will be given a barcode so we can easily catalog it into Brooklyn Art Library's system. Once we catalog it, you’ll be able to track where your book travels, how often it is viewed and how many times someone pulls it from the shelf - we want to make sure you can stay connected with your sketchbook! The more search terms you add to your book when you register it on our site, the more likely someone will check it out!

VOL. 14 THEMES

Go-between. Disconnection. Bizarre. Things I've left behind. Standstills. Rituals. This one thing... Burdens & Brushes. Homonyms. Stitch & story. Infinite sketch. City streets. Melancholy. A visual short story of the day we met.

 
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traverse the globe with hundreds of global stories in tow

OUR BOOKMOBILE IS READY TO TRAVEL

 
 

While The Sketchbook Project at its core is about teaching everyday people to be creative and to share their value, Brooklyn Art Library is about teaching people to interact with art and their community in new and approachable ways.

We travel the country hosting pop-up residencies, drawing events and school visits, all using our core principle of ‘anyone to participate in creativity’

Your sketchbook is not just part of a global collection, it will be a part of a physical exhibition that may inspire a group of second graders, while simultaneously bringing together an entire town.

Our Bookmobile is not just cute (though it sure is), it’s also versatile. It travels inside of buildings, fits perfectly on the courtyard of major museums and institutions, but also fits inside our van for easy transportation.

Throughout the year your book will be a part of exhibitions in a minimum of 3 different cities while also being a part of different learning experiences, major art fairs and even the occasional music festival.

There is no other way to share your story, help fund a global creative community and inspire yourself to create, like submitting your legacy to The Sketchbook Project.

VOL. 14 Cities:

Brooklyn, NY | Boston, MA | Providence, RI | St. Petersburg, FL* | Washington D.C | Richmond, VA* | San Fransisco, CA* | Los Angeles, CA* @ LACMA

*Please note: These cities will be a selection from the Vol. 14 collection, however it will include all the VOL. 14 books from artists in those states.

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Bookmobile @ Ponce City Market
Atlanta, Ga - 2018