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:
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 […]