Bull & Stash Notebooks

Here’s another interesting notebook that was born out of a Kickstarter campaign. I like the simple, rugged leather covers and the ability to replace the paper inside, though I’m not sure I’d like the way the pad inside is bound, as it doesn’t seem like it would open flat. See more at Designed with simplicity […]

A Paleontologist’s Field Notebook

Catching up on some old links I’ve saved, here’s a nice wrap-up of some books featuring the pages of artists’, designers’, and scientists’ notebooks, including the one below from Field Notes on Science & Nature: “A typical notebook page detailing the thoughts and events of a day doing fieldwork at Olorgesailie, Kenya, with a personal […]

Etch-A-Sketch Notebook

This is the best novelty notebook I’ve seen in a while! The knobs are erasers! Very cute. Read more at Drawing On An Etch-A-Sketch Notebook Is Easier With A Pencil | Gizmodo Australia.

Notebook Addict of the Week: Luke

This week’s addict won one of my giveaways a while back, and later shared this photo of his sketchbook collection on Twitter: Luke is an “Art maker” and “Fan of pencils and paper” from Australia. You can follow him on Twitter at @moon_peel Thanks for sharing your addiction, Luke!

Edward Hopper Sketchbook Viewer

Very cool– on the Tate Museum’s website, you can flip through one of Edward Hopper’s sketchbooks: I love the way you really get a feel for the sketchbook as an object rather than just disembodied drawings. See more at Edward Hopper: Sketchbook Viewer | Tate.

“A Neurotic Habit”

From Ian Brown’s lovely essay about keeping a notebook, published in the Globe and Mail: “It’s a neurotic habit, a personal notebook. It can work as a diary, but it’s not intended for publication. Anaïs Nin, who kept a diary from the age of 11 to the day she died at 73 (it started as […]

Review and Giveaway: Resketch Sketchbook

Resketch got its start as a Kickstarter campaign. I missed it at the time, but the makers were kind enough to send me a sample to review. The concept is simple: a spiral bound notebook/sketchbook made of reclaimed papers of various types. Each one is slightly different, with papers of various weights, colors and designs. […]

Tom Forrestall’s Notebooks

From an article profiling the Canadian artist Tom Forrestall: The Notebook We discuss photo possibilities. As Forrestall stands up the notebook is in his hand and suddenly between us. The way he’s holding it’ the pages open up more and I can see black ink mostly. But there’s colour in there too. I ‘d heard […]

Moleskine Monday: Atwork27.org

This is a pretty neat website, with lots of artists’ notebooks you can click on and see in their entirety:   This one is by Fally Sene Sow, an artist living in Dakar, Senegal: See more at www.atwork27.org

Tips for Keeping a Sketchbook

Here’s a post with some great tips and inspiration for keeping a sketchbook, from illustrator Chad Townsend: How to Keep a Sketchbook. From the article: What to carry: Nothing fancy! It doesn’t have to be a high dollar sketchbook. Remember, you’re going to wreck it anyway. What you DO need is something small and portable […]