Sketchbooks

Sketchbook Project Library

My third submission for the Sketchbook Project Library permanent collection.

In years past the themes were open ended and artist generated, however this was the second year this came with a theme I had to use, luckily for me that the random theme they provided me was “Revenge”. I could pen and ink this in my sleep, ha ha. Especially seeing how I took last year’s theme of Yellow Submarine and managed to turn that Beatles inspired theme into a paranoid tabloid magazine nightmare. So hey, if this one is already about revenge, then hey this right up my seedy alley. Bring it!

First things first you say?

Welcome. Lets cut to the chase. Unless you are ever in NYC the other best way to see this sardonic sketchbook is here, click here right now, you know you want to. You know you need to. Ha ha.

The Digital Library is the virtual extension of the Brooklyn Art Library and contains 18,003 complete scanned contributions to The Sketchbook Project and counting. You may visit the Digital Library here.

What is the Brooklyn Art Library?

Brooklyn Art Library is home to The Sketchbook Project collection in its physical form. The walls are lined with shelves that hold the tens of thousands of sketchbooks currently in the collection, created by artists from around the world. The library serves as a reading room where you can get cozy and spend an afternoon enjoying artwork in a hands-on experience with the help of their librarians.

With so many books in the library, they developed a system to make it easy for anyone to explore. Each book is individually barcoded and cataloged with searchable details, like where the book is from, the materials used, the artist’s name, tag words, and much more. Whether you are interested in seeing a book about robots, a book created in Berlin, or even books selected for you at random, you can search and explore using your own mobile device when in their space.

Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, this space is where The Sketchbook Project’s diverse contributors come together and serves as our link to New York’s creative community. Their storefront encourages interaction between artists and their audience, and introduces members’ work to new viewers. Brooklyn Art Library also hosts readings, artist presentations, and welcomes group visits. For their upcoming event schedule, click here or visit their Facebook events page.

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