Portland AIGA Event: 1000 Journals

Posted on Jan 26th, 2009 by Command Save


The following is from the Portland AIGA Chapter!

The 1000 Journals Project is an ongoing collaborative experiment attempting to follow 1000 journals throughout their travels. The project has spawned a book and documentary film, as well as numerous exhibitions across the country. We're glad to have the protagonist of the project, Brian Singer, AKA"Some Guy" , in town to share his experiences and some the amazing imagery in the journals.

How it works:
The goal is to provide a method for interaction and shared creativity among friends and strangers. Those who find the journals add something to them. A story, drawing, photograph, anything really. Then they pass the journal along, to a friend or stranger, and the adventure continues.

How it Started:
I (AKA "Some Guy") had always been fascinated by what people scrawl on bathroom walls and in public spaces. I had been taking photographs of this writing for years, and wanted to put together a book. It seemed appropriate to encourage readers to become contributors, and join the conversation by writing in the actual book. From there, I decided that a blank book might be more fun… especially one that traveled around, to gather a variety of thoughts and opinions. And then, why not 1000 of them? It's such an absurd number.

The project officially launched in August of 2000, with the release of the first 100 journals in San Francisco. I gave them to friends, and left them at bars, cafes, and on park benches. Shortly thereafter, people began emailing me, asking if they could participate. So I started sending journals to folks, allowing them to share with friends, or strangers. It's been a roller coaster ever since.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland
Street: 403 SW 10th
City/Town: Portland, OR

For more information about the project please visit 1000journals.com

Due to venue size, space is limited to 160 people.
Ticket Info: $10 AIGA Members / Students with ID – $15 Non-Members of AIGA

Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=52210901406

To register please go to the Portland AIGA website and link below:


With your registration your first drink is hosted and afterwards a no host bar. Thank you.