Lovely little spot illustrations throughout the Dec. 23 & 30, 2013 issue:
Nomi Chi is an illustrator and tattoo artist in Vancouver. Here’s the outside of a Moleskine sketchbook she filled while traveling over the past year: And here’s just one of the amazing pages from inside: See more at Nomi Chi: Sketchbook update II: The moleskine edition..
I love these tiny little sketchbook pages, made by Juan Casini, a graphic designer and illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He describes these as “Drawings and compositions with recicled materials and letraset typefaces, made during trips and vacations.” See more at Pocket Sketchbook. He’s also got some more great sketchbook art at Sauce Sketchbook, […]
I love the drawing and the address book it’s in! See more at Natalie Krim | Journal 1. 2012.
I spotted this at McNally Jackson Bookstore in NYC and couldn’t resist: a small paperback book/facsimile notebook full of drawings by landscape architect Diana Balmori. From the publisher’s website (which seems to be the only place to buy the book online): “Notebooks is a record of sketches by Diana Balmori FASLA. Reflecting twenty years of […]
I found this sketchbook at Lee’s Art Shop in Manhattan and was intrigued by the concept: the Canson 180° Sketchbook promises to open completely flat, thanks to a unique binding. When you first spot this on the shelf, you might think it’s a fairly typical Moleskine-ish notebook– the black pseudo-leather textured cover, the 3.5 x […]
Another great Sketchbook Sneak Peek from Design Sponge, this time with Lisa Congdon, whose Collection a Day blog was one of my faves. Why do you use a sketch book? My sketchbook is almost exclusively for my personal doodling, idea generation, and, of course, stress relief! I feel like it’s important to have a space […]
The beautiful notebooks above only hint at the amazing work inside them… but they also come with a sad story. Dan Eldon was a young photojournalist who was killed by an angry mob in Somalia in 1993, along with 3 of his colleagues. “Dan left behind seventeen bound leather journals filled with drawings, writings and […]
This week’s addict is an illustrator whose biography reveals this intriguing detail: “My father ran an office supply and printing company. The endless possibilities of pens, papers, paints and inks captivated my imagination for as long as I can remember.” When asked to post a few random things about herself on her blog, #4 was […]
Design Sponge has some great “sketchbook sneak peek” posts. This was one of my favorites, for the way it shows the thought process behind an artist’s work. Here’s what Matthew William Robinson’s finished work looks like: And here are some pages from his sketchbooks. There’s nothing perfect and pretty about them, they’re more about thought […]