Way back when in 2000, when UnBeige was just a twinkle in Jen Bekman‘s eye, Someguy (aka San Francisco designer Brian Singer) released 1000 journals out into the world. Seven years later, some of those journals are still circulating, their contents and travels documented on the website 1000journals.com. Lots more information here.
2007 saw two very interesting developments in the 1000 Journals project. A book, The 1000 Journals Project was published by Chronicle Books earlier this year, with incredible reproductions of journal pages. And this weekend in LA, a documentary, 1000 Journals will premiere at the AFI Fest. Directed by Andrea Kreuzhage, the film takes us around the world, tracking some of the journals in circulation and how they touched the lives chronicled in their pages. If you’re in LA this Sunday or Monday, you’ll have a chance to see the film, buy a book, meet Singer, and see some of the original journals. Tickets available here.