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:
This notebook is one of the gems of my collection because I’ve never seen anything else quite like it. I must have bought this in the early 80s, at one of the various five-and-ten stores in my area. It’s just a generic mass-produced notebook. But this cover just fascinates me! There is something so weird [...]
Another beautiful Moleskine notebook gallery on the Behance site, this one by Anna Rusakova. I love the collage/scrapbook elements and the detailed art. See more at my moleskine on the Behance Network.
David Fullarton is one of my favorite notebook artists. He usually works in engineer’s notebooks, but now he’s given Moleskine a whirl: I was never a big fan of Moleskine notebooks. They always seemed so damn precious and overpriced with their pretentious history printed inside and that fancy-dan knicker elastic to keep your place. But someone [...]