A near infinite library of sketchbooks and visual journals
October 9, 2019 1:14 PM   Subscribe

With 46,881 sketchbooks in the collection, the Brooklyn Art Library is one of the largest collections of sketchbooks in the world

The Digital Library is the virtual extension of the Brooklyn Art Library and contains 24,454 complete scanned contributions to The Sketchbook Project and counting.

162,081 creative people from all over the globe have participated in the Brooklyn Art Library projects.

101 different countries are included in their collection.

Frozen by the sheer scale of possibilities? Why not try the search by theme feature, or start with these: handcut paper, applique, labyrinth, cut out, pencil drawing, Realism, Philosophy, succulents, Extinction, quilt art, freedom, peace, Fear, love, infinity or jump to a Random Book

Users curate collections of their favorite sketchbooks. You can search user collections here: View user curated Collections
posted by infinite intimation (2 comments total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
That is extraordinary. Thanks for posting!
posted by chavenet at 1:26 PM on October 9, 2019 [1 favorite]

So this is the one that came up when I clicked "random" -

[ this is a mess. ]

It's marvellous.

This is the best thing.

It's Inktober, and I hope to use these for ideas.

This is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.

Thank you so much for posting this, infinite intimation!
posted by kristi at 2:38 PM on October 9, 2019 [2 favorites]

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