I love notebook pages with measurements and plans! I found this one accompanying an excerpt from Nina MacLaughlin’s memoir Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter: “…the story of MacLaughlin’s journey out of a drag-and-click job at a newspaper and into a carpentry apprenticeship. In this section MacLaughlin strikes out on her own to craft […]
A beautiful pile of sketchbooks with beautiful pages within, all belonging to artist Josh Keyes: Read lots more about his sketchbooks and creative process at Inside the Sketchbook of Josh Keyes | Hi-Fructose Magazine.
Ok, this would have to be one of the oddest notebook concepts I’ve come across! And maybe a little creepy… But it makes sense! “Not every artistic creation is an instant masterpiece, that’s why there are Moleskine sketchbooks. But where perfection really counts is with tattoos, so a magazine dedicated to the craft created a […]
Jordan Mechner is an author, screenwriter and video game creator. On his website, he talks about keeping journals and sketchbooks and there are some great drawings, including these: See more in his blog archives.
Did you ever wonder how someone came up with the design for the Microsoft Surface tablet? Apparently it started with these early concept sketches in Ralf Groene’s notebook: Read more at Microsoft’s Surface tablet started off life as this doodle in a sketchbook | The Verge
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I first saw the Essentials Notebook brand on the Barnes & Noble website— an accidental find, while looking for the Piccadilly Essential Notebook. I don’t know if the similar naming was deliberate, but the products are from two different companies. This Essentials Notebook is made by Peter Pauper Press, and I bought it at the […]
Sketchbob has a website you could spend hours on. In the Gallery section, he posts every page of a dozen amazing sketchbooks, including these: He also has a great page of resources. The blog portion of the site doesn’t seem to have been updated in a couple of years, but I hope he’ll go back […]
This week’s addict tweeted me a link to a video of her collection, which you can see below. You’ll love all the variety of her journals, and how densely filled they look! Lots of tantalizing glimpses of pages fulled with text and art. Erica also blogs at The Nerd Journals, where you’ll find even more […]
I love seeing sketchbooks that are really sketchy– not finished, perfect works on each page, but a mish-mash of lines and colors, where you can really see the artist working things out in a process. The one below is from ANOBELISK, where the artist, an illustration student, says: “I fill a sketchbook with images and […]
A lovely and mysterious sketchbook from an Australian archive: “One of the most intriguing items in the James Cook University Library Special Collections is a private sketchbook dating from the end of the 19th century. It is considered an anonymous work because its creator, and/or copyright owner, is unknown and so far cannot be traced. […]