Saturday, March 28, 2009

Free Encouragement Postcards

In a sweet collaborative project between Erin ( and Jeff (, comes a batch of 10 different postcards sporting love, encouragement, support, and other niceties. In a time filled with economic trouble, these are the perfect things to show your support to the people you love.

My favorite one is the one that states "your new beard makes you look wiser." Check them out!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Facsimile #1 and OBJECTIVE NON NARRATIVE by Shawn Eisenach

For the past couple of months, Shawn Eisenach has been sending us awesome little booklets full of his artwork that he collects each month and binds together and makes editions of around 50 for each issue. You can find them for sale here for a mere $7 bucks.

Shawn was also a participant in The Sketchbook Project 3, and he's made an edition of 25 replicas of his incredible sketchbook that he submitted. Entitled "Exray Style", they are available here for $7!

After tour reflections

Following along with Steven's post from yesterday, I wanted to also reflect on the tour and happenings.

First off, it was great to meet so many of you who've been participating in our projects and all of the people who came to look at the sketchbooks. It was crazy seeing so many people at each show armed with a camera and then seeing all of the photos of the events popping up online afterwords.

To me, the coolest thing about being on the tour, at galleries other than our own, is that it gave me a chance to see the exhibition and project from a whole new angle. When we have shows at Art House I'm stuck running around in the back, helping serve drinks, answering questions, and other forms of TCB (taking care of business). For these 6 shows we just had on the road, I could finally experience the project from the viewer's point of view. Looking through the books in a crowded gallery with hundreds of people all around you looking through thousands of other books, all gushing to their friends about the awesome page they just discovered in the book they were looking at and passing it around brings a whole new dynamic to just viewing them alone in a quiet room. People would grab stacks of 3-5 books and walk away to try to find open space to look through them. By the end of each night, the viewing experience became communal, and the crowds became the curators. With thousands of books on display, it's impossible to view each and every one in a night, but help was given to you in choosing what to look at by the people standing next to you. It was an amazing thing to see.

In addition to the writeups Steven posted, here's some more we've found: - Julian Duron's experience at the Brooklyn show at 3rd Ward
Night Moves: The Sketchbook Project @ Chris’ Jazz Cafe (Philadelphia City Paper)
Doodlers Anonymous
Free People blog
Time Out New York (also in print)
Time Out Chicago (also in print)
The Soulard Art Market Blog (from the curators at the St. Louis stop) (Bushwick, Brooklyn)

Also, you can find a whole bunch of pictures on flickr by doing a search for "sketchbook project"

Thank you again to everyone who participated and made this happen! Like Steven said in the previous post, be ready for May/June!


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hello! Were home!

Well we made it home. 4,420 miles. We are both really tired and glad to be home. It was an awesome experience though to meet everyone and to have so many people get to be a part of the experience. I'm listing some interesting write ups about the trip below....
- Watch a funny video of Shane and I being interviewed. Im not sure why my tie is off to the side. - PBS!!!

We hope everyone enjoyed this whole thing as much as us! We will be starting sign ups for a bigger and better Sketchbook Tour in May/June!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Photos from the Chicago show

View the full flickr set here.

Photos from Philadelphia, PA

Here's some photos from the show in Phily at Chris' Jazz Cafe

To view all photos from Phily, check out the flickr set!

Washington, DC Pictures

Pictures from The Sketchbook Project exhibition at MOCA DC in Washington, D.C.

To view all the photos from this show, check out the flickr set