Project 468 is a quest to capture the essence of Lopez Island, WA – population 2,400 and one of the big four San Juan Islands. Between the fall of 2014 and summer of 2016, I sought out the unique stories of the people and places of Lopez. Those stories are now connected to place via the 468 Insider app.
468 is the one and only phone number prefix for Lopez. This little fact eluded me until I moved to Lopez full-time and people started giving me their phone numbers as just four digits. Since then, 468 has taken on a deeper meaning for me – representing how communities communicate in ways that are unique to them. 468 has also symbolized renewal, experimentation and improvisation.