The1000journalproject is an independent, privately funded social experiment. It is an attempt to follow 1000 journals throughout their travels, to see where they go, and what people do with them.
The concept evolved from some other interests / ideas I've had. Photographing bathroom walls, collaborative writing, etc. The idea of passing the journals on can be traced to the Exquisite Corpse, a technique used by surrealists as a kind of collective collage of words or images. There's a good explanation of it here.
The goal is to provide methods for people to interact and share their creativity. If you ask a kindergarten class how many of them are artists, they'll all raise their hands. Ask the same question of 6th graders, and maybe one third will respond. Ask high school grads, and few will admit to it. (explained in this book)
What happens to us growing up? We begin to fear criticism, and tend to keep our creativity to ourselves. Many people keep journals, of writing or sketching, but not many share them with people. (when was the last time a friend invited you to read their diary?). You will not be judged here. And you will have company. This is for you. For everyone.
Who is Behind this
Hiding behind the curtain is a single person. Commonly going by the handle: someguy, he's pretty sure it doesn't matter who he is, as much as what he's doing. Much support has been give to him by Nate at the Vicksburg Collective, and Erik at Nervousness. Without these two, this wouldn't be happening. Also, much thanks to Miles, at Miles Keep Photography, for shooting the covers for us.