in the summer of 2000 in san francisco someguy (that's the name he goes by, i'm not being rude.) started passing out 100 journals to friends and leaving them in various places. he had no real intentions, he had always been fascinated by public graffiti and wanted to see what people would do w/ public sketchbooks. soon, as most things involving an audience, his idea had become a project, and many people wanted to take part and get involved. this made someguy think, why not 1000 journals? why not send each journal out on their own? a project began, and the journals took on lives of their own.
1000 journals, the film by andrea kruezhage, is about the lives of these journals. the journeys they took. the lives they touched. the places they visited and the stories they keep.
in september 2003, one of the 1000, number 526, returned to someguy, filled. what happened to the other 999? this film tells their stories. 1000 journals shares the experience of their worldwide journeys, and chronicles the self-governed collaboration of thousands of random people who have added to this global "message in a bottle".
you can check out the 1000 journals website here. if you'd like to know more about the film go here. there is also a book and you can buy that here. i believe there is a facebook page as well, but i can't fall into that abyss so you'll have to do that work on your own. get crackin', there is so much to look at and so so so inspiring.
* cliquot by beirut.