For someone who claims to be an introvert, Brian Singer sure has a strange way of showing it. With the launch of The 1000 Journals Project, he has created a very public experiment open for the world to enjoy. Of course, he did it while going by the handle “someguy”, which he claims keeps the focus on the project instead of himself. During the day, he dons his alternate identity as principal of Altitude, a design firm in San Francisco.
He has worked on a wide range of both print and online projects and garnered recognition from Communication Arts, AIGA, Print, How, Graphis, Step, AR100, and has design work in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Born in Virginia, he was transplanted in California at the age of 3. Shortly thereafter, he began his art career. “In the 4th grade, our class had a contest to design the program for our school play,” says Singer, “my design won, and I knew what I wanted to do with my life”.
Singer earned his BA in Applied Art & Design at Cal Poly, SLO. This is also where he developed an almost obsessive interest in bathroom wall writings. His other passion is his personal artwork, which he donates to non-profit art organizations such as West Coast Art Directors Club, The Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose, and the San Francisco chapter of the AIGA. He is the President of the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the Professional Association for Design, and has taught at both CCA Extension and Academy of Art College. Singer has also serves on the advisory board for the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.
This is just SO important and deeply touched my heart. The 1000 and 1001 journals project, to me, who taught journal keeping for over 30 years and it is still central to my life, is one of the most amazing things I've ever heard about, and this hospital…