Disappointing Notebook Shopping

I went to London recently on a business trip and was excited about having an opportunity to spot some notebooks that might not be available in the US… but unfortunately, the trip was a bit of a bust in that respect. I had jotted down the names of some stationery and art supply shops (thank […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Russell Stutler

Based on the photo below and the website where I found it, Russell Stutler is definitely a sketchbook addict.   His website is a great resource for anyone who is interested in sketching on the go– there are articles on tools like waterbrushes and assorted sketchbook brands, and tips on how to use them in […]

Notebook Winners! Stillman & Birn and Nuuna Giveaways

At long last, here are our winners for the latest two giveaways:   Stillman and Birn Zeta Sketchbooks: From the comments: THAO (#13)  and CANNON (#15) On Facebook: Ralph Mathis On Twitter: @NyteTyger   Nuuna Notebook: On Facebook: Janel Gradowski   Please email your mailing addresses to nifty [at] notebookstories [dot] com. Stillman and Birn […]

Big Stillman & Birn Giveaway!

Oops, I forgot to do a giveaway with the review of the Stillman & Birn Zeta series sketchbook.  The company has generously offered 5 prizes– a choice of either a 5.5 x 8.5 hardbound or 6 x 8 wirebound (spiral) sketchbook for each winner. I will select the 5 lucky winners from entries received in […]

Review: Stillman & Birn Zeta Series (and Winsor & Newton Watercolors)

The Zeta is the latest addition to Stillman & Birn’s excellent line of sketchbooks. I’ve reviewed the others here, so I won’t go into too much detail about the basics of their construction. The key difference with the new Zeta line is that it offers their heaviest paper in a smooth surface as opposed to […]

Stillman & Birn Winners

Here are our 5 winners for the sketchbooks. No one seems to have entered via linking back from a blog post, so I picked one winner from the comments, and two each from Twitter and Facebook: Comment #10 from Dan Twitter: @onymousol and @janelGr Facebook: Shaun Brooke and Diane Buck   Thank you everyone! Send […]

Review & Giveaway: Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks

There are so many different kinds of paper artists can use, and so many materials that demand different surfaces. When you’re in an art supply shop, there are multiple options for loose sheets and large spiral-bound sketchpads, but when it comes to smaller hardcover sketchbooks, each brand only seems to offer one option… why? You’d […]