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United Nations day of 6 billion website

Youdraw: What do 6 billion people look like? Youdraw is an exceptionally creative, simple and interactive website that intends to represent the current, huge scale of humanity. The ldea of the Youdraw website, the first stage of an ambitious project, is timed to coincide with the United Nations Day of 6 billion -
UNITED NATIONS day of 6 billion website12th October 1999



Populate the world with your drawings.

This is your chance to show off your artistic skills to the world. Even a stick person done in a few seconds on this web site is likely to be put among the more imaginative efforts in a proposed book of 500,000 human figures, published to mark the world population reaching 6 billion. The idea is that there will be 12,000 copies, making 6 billion drawings shown together at a YouDraw exhibition. Once you have mastered the simple palette, use your mouse like a paintbrush and then instantly add your figure.

Site Of The Day for UK Plus. / Jeremy Holder 17/10/99



To the top You too could figure in the big draw. Daily telegraph (UK)

The United Nations has put its finger in the wind and decided that there are now six billion people. To commemorate this momentous event, the You Draw website is trying to collect some 500,000 drawings of people so it can put them in a book, and then make 12,000 copies of the book to represent everyone on Earth. They call it art, apparently. Needless to say, it would be very hard to collect the 500,000 pictures without the help of the Internet, so if you want to make your contribution, all you have to do is visit the You Draw website.www.youdraw.com
Netlife Richard Longhurst / Daily telegraph / connected / 14.10.99



Get Those Stick Figures Ready Third Age (USA)

The United Nations says it's official: There are now 6 billion of us. Now, a project is afoot to draw a picture representing every one of us -- and you are cordially invited to lend a hand, or a sketch. YouDraw is the brainchild of design experts Louis Paschoud and Ally Cane. They want to collect some 500,000 drawings of people to put into a book -- and your stick figure is welcome.
Once they have compiled the book with the help of a worldwide band of willing "artists" on the Internet, they will make 12,000 copies of the volume with 500,000 drawings in it, representing the 6 billion people on Earth. Paschoud and Cane say the drawings eventually will be showcased internationally.
It's a daunting task. If an individual were to draw one stick figure every second, 24 hours a day, it would take 200 years to produce 6 billion drawings. Meanwhile, the 12,000 YouDraw books are to be displayed on 400 yards of shelves, and three more books -- each representing 1.5 million people -- will be added every week to compensate for the constant growth of the world's population.
Third Age email newsletter / October 17, 1999



To the top Something Fun my jungle.com (USA)

You Draw is a site where you draw yourself to be published
in a book, to be represented in the population of 6 billion. (Java)(I drew myself, very primitive I must say).
my jungle.com OCTOBER 19 1999



READY, AIM, DRAW! Tourbus.com (USA)

Would you like to be part of an art exhibition? Here's a chance to show off your artistic skills to the world, and have your drawing printed in a book of 500,000 human figures, published to mark the world population reaching 6 billion.
Half a million drawings of people will be collected from the Internet. These 500,000 drawings will be compiled in a book of which 12,000 copies will be produced - making 6 billion drawings to be shown together at an international YouDraw exhibition.

Using a simple palette, you can use your mouse to create a black & white drawing. (You'll need Java enabled in your browser to do this.) It's a bit tough to create a real work of art like this, but some of the ones I viewed were quite good. When you're done, just click a button and your drawing is added to the collection.

It's a fun project for kids or adults, and I'm a big fan of collaborative efforts like this. To try your hand at online art, visit here: http://www.youdraw.com
www.Tourbus.com / e-zine / 20.october.1999



To the top Is it 'Art'? Or is it 'Fred'? Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (USA)

Are you a frustrated artist (aren't we all?)? Now you can be part of an art exhibition and have your drawing printed in a book of 500,000 human figures, published to mark the world population reaching 6 billion. Half a million drawings of people drawn by ordinary people are being collected on the Internet as part of the international "YouDraw" project. These 500,000 drawings will be compiled in a book of which 12,000 copies will be produced, making 6 billion drawings that will be shown together at an international YouDraw exhibition (www.youdraw.com)

Using an online palette, you can guide your mouse to create a black and white drawing. (You'll need Java enabled in your browser to do this.) We tried it and though the cursor makes for some primitive drawing techniques, it's fun. When you're done, just click a button and your drawing is added to the collection.
Appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Jackie's Picks to Click Oct. 28, 1999.



Design week magazine UK

A website called Youdraw.com has been launched to support the United Nations Day of 6 billion. it aims to collect six billion portraits to draw awareness to the world population explosion, and has been designed by Ally Cane and Louis Paschoud
Design week 15 October 1999



Front Room / sites that make you go Hmm
BBC Knowledge (TV UK)

The host Jason Bradbury demonstrated the drawing facilities and the recent drawings. He also pointed out that the gathering of 500'000 portraits would of been impossible with out the help of the internet.
Youdraw featured on Front Room TV show / 21.30 Friday 22nd 0f october 1999



To the top Six Billion Drawings. Worldnet Daily (USA)

When the planet's population hit 6 billion, it was all over the news (although you read about it in this column quite some time before) and the Web. One of the more quirky ideas surrounding this milestone for our planet is the You Draw project. Its goal, the organizers say, is to show humanity at human proportions. Their way of doing this is to collect 500,000 drawings of people (done by Web surfers), collect them in a book, then print 12,000 copies of the book. (500,000 times 12,000 equals 6 billion). What interested me was the information that if you drew one stick figure every second for 24 hours a day, it would take you to 200 years to make 6 billion drawings.
Worldnet Daily / 1 november 1999



Family Draw Your Self Portrait Family first

How would you like to be in a book? Just pop into YouDraw and make your self portrait via a java app that will pop up. Then, yours may be one of 500,000 drawings that will be featured in an upcoming print book. Your drawing will be instantly available on the website. Give it a shot! And see if you can find mine (hint: it pays homage to my hairless head). Rated PG
Family first News letter / 1 november 1999



Populate the world with your drawings. duke of url

This is your chance to show off your artistic skills to the world. Even a stick person done in a few seconds on this web site is likely to be put among the more imaginative efforts in a proposed book of 500,000 human figures, published to mark the world population reaching 6 billion. "Java makes it all possible. Interesting."
duke of url / 4 november 99



To the top Imagine all the people .net magazine (UK)

Did you ever have one of those school tea-towels with lots of little portraits of you ad your chums printed on it? (No? Just bear with us). Imagine the worlds biggest class tea-towel and you'll be some way to grasping the concept behind the Youdraw Website. Launched on the 12 of October to coincide with the United Nations' Day of Six Billion, it aims to collect 500'000 smiley, happy self portraits from Net users and compile them into a book. When 12,000 copies are printed that'll make six billion faces.
The idea came Louis Paschoud, a London-based Swiss film student, when he was thinking about population groth: "How can anyone possibly imagine everyone in the world? A mere two billion in 1927. By 2050 the planet is estimated to be home to some nine billion people! But Youdraw is not about statistics, it's about individuals - all six billion of us." GR
.net uk best-selling internet magazine / December issue







Cool site of the day

Nov 04, 1999 / Coolness: 6.899
Here's a terribly creative idea.

You Draw is collecting 500,000 hand drawn pictures of people... which you draw on the net.  12,000 books will be made from these drawings, representing the 6 billion potential readers of the jello | report! :)  Well, actually I think their idea is to represent the Earth's 6 billion inhabitants... but hey, what's the
dif? :)
JELLO.NET 10/11/99



To the top World net daily

Six Billion Drawings. When the planet's population hit 6 billion, it was all over the news (although you read about it in this column quite some time before) and the Web. One of the more quirky ideas surrounding this milestone for our planet is the You Draw project. Its goal, the organizers say, is to show humanity at human proportions. Their way of doing this is to collect 500,000 drawings of people (done by Web surfers), collect them in a book, then print 12,000 copies of the book. (500,000 times 12,000 equals 6 billion). What interested me was the information that if you drew one stick figure every second for 24 hours a day, it would take you to 200 years to make 6 billion drawings.
01/11/1999



Kim Komando radio show

Intent on displaying "humanity at human proportions" via the Internet, the Youdraw Project is a fun, interesting and interactive means of allowing each of us to visualize how large a number 6 billion (the estimated population of the Earth at this writing) really is. Users are encouraged to log on and use a Java-based "sketch pad" to create their own individual stick figure drawing. The site hopes to collect a total of 6 billion of these miniature drawings as an example of the world's current population.



To the top Web wonders

You may be aware that the world population reached 6 billion this year. Have you ever imagined what this number really represents? Well Louis Paschoud & Ally Cane have and the result is Youdraw.com. Youdraw is an online initiative, which aims to show humanity at human proportions. This is being achieved by attracting people to the site to create their own stick figure self portrait on the site's interactive drawpad. Half a million of these drawings will be published in a book of which 12,000 copies will be produced. Ultimately this collection will showcase 6 billion drawings of the world's people together for the first time ever! A massive achievement for the new millennium. The books will be shown in an installation of 400m long shelving, to be exhibited internationally. Take a look - you'll find it fun, interactive, addictive and eye opening.
Australia http://www.webwonders.com.au



Surf-tip van de tag

Graphiti is niet iets van de laatste tijd, de eerste mensen lieten al boodschappen achter op muren van grotten. Ook op het WWW kun je je bijdrage leveren aan de geschiedenis door je eigen getekende boodschap achter te laten op deze site. Rondkijken wat anderen getekend hebben is minstens zo leuk.
http://www.wish.nl/ Netherlands 9.6.00



To the top Web Site of the Day

The YouDraw site plans to exhibit 6 billion drawings by collecting 500,000 drawings from people via the Internet, which will be published in a book of which 12,000 copies will be made. Now, while that may all be fascinating, the fun part is that you can make one of the stick-figure-like drawings to go in the book. Click on the Go & Draw link and up pops a window where you can create your masterpiece, then click Send. A very enjoyable place to pass some time. (One of the perks of writing these Web sites is that I have the perfect excuse for spending half an hour drawing a stick figure on the Internet.)
Carla Joy http://www.emazing.com/web.htm



Cool Site: You Draw

Draw a stick figure and go down in history. Sound good? In a nutshell, the YouDraw project is attempting to track the world's population with our silly little drawings. They're going to collect 500,000 drawings and put them into a book. Then they'll make as many copies of that book as is necessary to reflect the number of people on earth. (For example, if they make 12,000 copies of the book, they will have a total of 6 billion pictures.) There's a simple little drawing program right on their site. Draw whatever tickles your fancy and then send in your creation by email. Eventually, the collection of books will be on public display so that we all can go and get a feeling of just how much 6 billion really is. I have a feeling that this could be a major historical event so I'm most definitely going to make myself a part of it. You should, too.
28/8/00 http://www.colonize.com



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