The Sketchbook story starts with a blank book.
The Sketchbook Project depends upon people like YOU to create and expand this global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books. Participants from all walks of life are invited to fill the pages of a blank Sketchbook and send it back for inclusion in The Sketchbook Project's ever-growing library of inspiration.
The official Sketchbook measures 5"x7". It has 32 blank pages made of 100% recycled paper.Your special-edition Steamboat Sketchbook comes with a custom sticker on the cover that identifies your book as part of our community's 2014 contribution to The Sketchbook Project.
Creating your Sketchbook.
Once you get your Sketchbook, you can start filling and altering it at will! Cut, fold, create. Write in it. Draw in it. Re-bind it. Think pop-up books, fold-out books, mixed media and textures.It's your story to show and tell.
Keep in mind that after all your alterations, your Sketchbook must not exceed the dimensions of 5” wide x 7” tall x 1” thick. It can open to any size, but it must fold down and not exceed 5” wide x 7” high x 1” thick. Want more details? Read the official rules and regulations.
Becoming part of the library.
Once you submit your Sketchbook, it becomes a part of the Brooklyn Art Library's permanent collection, where anyone can visit it in person and check it out along with tens of thousands of other books...just like your public library. Read this great New York Times story about visiting the Brooklyn Art Library.
If you decide to digitize your Sketchbook, the world can visit it online in the Digital Library, a virtual extension of the Brooklyn Art Library.
Steamboat Springs will host the Mobile Library in August 2014. Sketchbooks created in Steamboat and postmarked by the January 21 deadline will return to our community along with a collection of 4,500 other Sketchbooks from the Brooklyn Art Library's collection.