I found this sketchbook at Lee’s Art Shop in Manhattan and was intrigued by the concept: the Canson 180° Sketchbook promises to open completely flat, thanks to a unique binding. When you first spot this on the shelf, you might think it’s a fairly typical Moleskine-ish notebook– the black pseudo-leather textured cover, the 3.5 x […]
Another great Sketchbook Sneak Peek from Design Sponge, this time with Lisa Congdon, whose Collection a Day blog was one of my faves. Why do you use a sketch book? My sketchbook is almost exclusively for my personal doodling, idea generation, and, of course, stress relief! I feel like it’s important to have a space […]
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 […]
Design Sponge has some great “sketchbook sneak peek” posts. This was one of my favorites, for the way it shows the thought process behind an artist’s work. Here’s what Matthew William Robinson’s finished work looks like: And here are some pages from his sketchbooks. There’s nothing perfect and pretty about them, they’re more about thought […]
I don’t really get why people call so many Tumblr sites “F*** Yeah _____”. (Someone has even attempted to catalog them all: F*** Yeah Directory.) But anyway, there’s one that focuses on images of Moleskine pages. I love the variety of images people submit, including these: From http://derekthedeliman.tumblr.com/ Posted by uliakw cureforahangover
Not long ago, Moleskine and Milk announced their collaboration to create custom printed photo albums in Moleskine format. I was intrigued, but disappointed that only larger sizes were offered. Now there’s another way to print your own customized Moleskine book, this time in a pocket sized Japanese album format: “Your digital drawings can now […]
Andrea Joseph shows off some neat sketches in various colors of pen and pencil, all in a Moleskine sketchbook. Here’s one of my faves: See more at andrea joseph’s sketchblog: four drawings, three places, one sketchbook.
Some images of Moleskine sketchbooks from an interview with Marco Mazzoni at Hi Fructose, an art magazine. Amazing use of colored pencils… What brand of sketchbook do you use? In this moment I use a Moleskine. Is really perfect because I can crush pen or pencil on paper but I haven’t signs on the opposite […]
Connie at Dirty Footprints Studio has a lot of great posts about keeping a sketchbook. She uses a Moleskine, but there are great ideas and inspiration here for establishing a regular sketchbook practice with any sketchbook you choose to use: The key is to allow your creativity to be organic. Don’t put so much pressure […]
I wish I’d known about this, an art exhibition in Los Angeles last year: Here’s an example: Read more at IAm8Bit Hosts NOTEBOOK NERD Featuring the Artwork of Jim Rugg | Collider.