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, […]
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 […]
On Flickr, someone called gbsk has some amazingly over-stuffed Moleskines: Looks like a lot of colorful collaging going on inside! See more at Flickr: Search gbSk’s photostream.
This week’s addict is back for a second time in the spotlight. The last time I featured her collection, she was only 14 and might have had the highest notebook count to age ratio of anyone I’ve featured. I think this may still be true! In her own words: I’m Allie, now 15 years old, […]
Roz tests a Moleskine sketchbook with some unhappy results… but beautiful art! “Gouache test on Moleskine sketchbook spread. You can see that even with a controlled amount of water the pages will buckle. On the bright side you can do some fun and drippy things on the page, and you can use the “repelling” qualities […]
She’s baaaack! Kara was our notebook addict of the week back in April, and she’s sent me some follow-up photos of her collection in its current state: Kara says “This past week I had a day off and decided to group all of my journals from every corner of the house to see what […]
Rookie has a great post about ways to get started with keeping a journal, including visual journaling, writing down overheard conversations, logging daily activities, and more. The author shares some nice photos of her own journals, including these: Read more at Rookie » Where Your Book Begins.
An amazingly chock-full sketchbook, the collective work of 4 artists. Just beautiful! The backstory: “In 2004, NY artist Oliver Jeffers, would exchange a sketchbook with 3 other artists and follow one another’s lead with a weekly illustration. Over the course of 36 weeks, each would respond to the previous artwork which proceeded them and […]
This week’s addict emailed me from the Philippines to share her notebook addiction: i have a few collection and only 5 of this are currently in use… i am mostly using my notebooks as scrapbook/travel journal or art/junk journal of anything that i want to keep… attached is a photo of my notebooks, (i […]
Look Between the Lines is a fabulous blog with entries showing page spreads from the author’s visual journal, along with commentary about how they were conceived and executed. As a bonus, each entry includes a “challenge” to readers– an exercise to help kick off your own visual journaling! Here’s one image I particularly liked: