Review: Ogami Notebook

The Ogami notebook makes a strong first impression, in more ways than one. Visually, it makes  a great first impression: it comes in nice colors, including this gorgeous turquoise, and the design is sharp and clean and appealing. And it’s Italian! You had me at “millimetri.” But there is also a rather negative first impression […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Allister

Allister emailed me to share this photo of his collection, which is one of the most attractively arranged ones I’ve seen! Allister also makes notebooks: “Last year, I decided to take this passion a little further and opened an Etsy store selling Japanese notebooks that I hand-make myself. That way, I can experience that delightful […]

John Wooley’s Sketchbook

John Wooley gives us a tour through his HandBook Journal. He used this as a travel journal when he was 10 years old and the artwork is quite amazing for someone of that age!

From the Mailbag

From Dave: a link to a page with some beautiful calligraphy in a sketchbook: And also a link to a TV promo video with some glimpses of animated notebook pages in the first 20 seconds:   Bluejay is looking for these notebooks, spotted in a Tumblr post, anyone know where to find them? Raymond shares […]

Pablo Bronstein’s Notebooks

Pablo Bronstein is an Argentine artist who now lives in the UK. The Wall Street Journal weekend magazine recently did a feature on his house, which in itself was gorgeous and fascinating, but what appealed to me even more were the tantalizing glimpses of some of his notebooks and sketchbooks in the photos:

Review: Metro Notebook

I bought the Metro notebook about a year ago, at artsupply.com. I think I had just stumbled across it while browsing around and searching for notebooks, and I was intrigued because it looked like a standard little Moleskine-clone and the price was really low, only $2.48 (plus shipping). They are no longer available on that […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Ron Nakagame

I came across this photo on Pinterest recently, and couldn’t believe I’d never seen it before, as the original has been on Flickr since 2011. Amazing collection of Midori Traveler’s Notebooks! It’s one thing to amass a huge stash of notebooks that don’t have removable pages, but when you have this many notebooks that are […]

Digitize Your Notebook… Then Microwave It!

Here’s something I’d never thought about doing to a notebook: microwaving it. But there’s a new notebook designed for just that: with the Rocketbook, you can write your notes, upload them via smartphone, and then erase the whole thing by microwaving it, so you can reuse the notebook again and again (they recommend a maximum […]

Review: Pentalic Illustrator’s Sketchbook, New Version

A few years ago, I reviewed the Pentalic Illustrator’s Sketchbook. I quite liked it but found that the paper was a bit thin and show-through was more than average. A commenter on that post noted that Pentalic had “beefed up” after these were initially introduced, and that seems to be true. More recently, I bought […]

Ed Wood’s Notebooks

Remember that cinematic masterpiece Plan 9 From Outer Space? The director Ed Wood’s notebooks are being auctioned, along with other papers and personal items and the suitcases and trunks they were stored in. Act fast, bidding is only open through March 18, 2015! Read more at Ed Wood Personal Items Hit the Auction Block | […]