Moleskine’s got a new look, at least for their website and ads. I wonder if they’ll start to use this new concept on the notebooks themselves, or their packaging? Over the past few years, the company has diversified into areas such as apps and print-on-demand services – and a new identity for the brand created [...]
It’s become quite common for people to customize Moleskines by having a company logo stamped or printed onto the cover. Sometimes there might even be some custom content inside. But it is relatively rare that actual books are published using a Moleskine notebook as the medium. Here are two that I own: The first is [...]
A cool gallery of some great sketchbook pages, from the book Sketchbooks: The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators, and Creatives. This one is by Lauren Simkin Berke: And this one’s by Andrea Dezsö: See more at A Look Inside The Sketchbooks Of 10 Terrific Creatives | Co.Design: business + innovation + design.
Wow, I can’t believe I never heard about this gallery show when it was in New York this past fall: Dylan Stone’s 100 Years project at Ruth Phaneuf Fine Arts. I found out about it via a recent post at Design Observer: The Twentieth Century began on the morning of the 20th of August, 1900, [...]
I love this image of well-loved and beat-up notebooks, from the Facebook page of Massimo Osti:
This week’s addict is an artist who makes very funky dolls and other decorative arts. She left a post on my Facebook wall, linking to this lovely shelf of well-used sketchbooks: Check out the original post for a look inside some of these sketchbooks: Where Do Dolls Come From? – Deborah Grayson Studios.
Quite a while back, I posted a link to a snazzy looking diary by Typotheque. Little did I know that almost two years later, I’d be sent a sample to review! Seeing this year’s version in person did not disappoint. Here it is: I love the nice clean design, with all its sharp lines and [...]
These look pretty funky: See more at Quote Notebooks Ogami Collection | Design Milk.
Pocket Dept is a relatively new brand of notebooks. Here’s the description from their website: Pocket Dept is a line of handy notebooks inspired by vintage stationary and designed to suit every pocket. Each Pocket Dept book is made from the finest writing papers and perfect bound for strength and durability. Designed and manufactured with [...]
Very cool! The original sketchbook of the woman who designed the graphical interface icons for the first Mac computers: Kare stayed on at Apple to craft the navigational elements for Mac’s GUI. Because an application for designing icons on screen hadn’t been coded yet, she went to the University Art supply store in Palo [...]