Here’s another story about a chef that includes some photos of his notebooks. Jansen Chan started out as an architect but then became a pastry chef, and is now the director of pastry arts at the International Culinary Center. Some of his notebooks have obviously been exposed to a lot of kitchen spills and splatters! […]
This week’s addict is an illustrator graphic designer who has been keeping sketchbooks for years. Some of these go back to his college days. More recently, he fills about one sketchbook a year, and likes to decorate the covers. They look fantastic, inside and out! Read more at: 2015 Sketchbook: Latest In A Long Tradition […]
Here’s an article I came across at Medium.com: Inside a Logo Designer’s Sketchbook: “Every designer has their own design process, but paper and pen is the first place to start for most. You can quickly sketch and explore ideas with no limitations. Some designers may choose to work directly on the computer, but personally I […]
This week’s addict is a designer and illustrator who has filled many Moleskines with collages from her travels, among other things: “For the past several years, I’ve keep a sketchbook that I use for everyday notes, ideas, lists, sketches, as well as travel collages. I carry it with me everywhere and, recently, it has been […]
The Magma sketchbooks are an interesting combination of blank sketchbook and reference guide. They are available in various formats for different creative disciplines such as fashion and architecture, each containing pages with handy information relating to that field. The whole series is available at Amazon.
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
Pablo Bronstein is an Argentine artist who now lives in the UK. The Wall Street Journal weekend magazine recently did a feature on his house, which in itself was gorgeous and fascinating, but what appealed to me even more were the tantalizing glimpses of some of his notebooks and sketchbooks in the photos:
The latest Field Notes special edition is quite beautiful! And a portion of the proceeds benefits a great cause, the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. Read more at FIELD NOTES COLORS:“TWO RIVERS” EDITION.
Catching up on some old links I’ve saved, here’s a nice wrap-up of some books featuring the pages of artists’, designers’, and scientists’ notebooks, including the one below from Field Notes on Science & Nature: “A typical notebook page detailing the thoughts and events of a day doing fieldwork at Olorgesailie, Kenya, with a personal […]
Letternote is an India-based maker of colorful stationery and gift items, all with bold, colorful designs. They sent me a very generous assortment of samples to review: I love the variety and the bright colors. Somehow just looking at some of them makes you feel upbeat and want to do something creative! But my favorite […]