This week’s addict was blogging about a list of things she wanted to do before her 31st birthday. Among them: #14. Join a STATIONERY ADDICTS support group. Here’s her story about why: I have come to terms with the fact I have not yet outgrown the childhood nickname “Paper freak” – dubbed so by my [...]
Another great compilation of sketchbook art: 50 Beautiful Sketchbook Drawings for Inspiration. Below are a couple of my favorites. By Sophie Henson: By Kristopher Bernard A. Garcia
Wow, this is amazingly cool: To celebrate the forthcoming Van Gogh at Work exhibition and the 160th anniversary of the great artist’s birth, the Folio Society and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, are producing the first-ever facsimiles of the artist’s sketchbooks, limited to just 1,000 copies. The four intact sketchbooks, which span much of Van [...]
By Lee Sankey, amazing futuristic sketches in a notebook,. Via the folks at Doodlers Anonymous, who rightly refer to these as “freaking bad-ass!” See more at Blog: The Future is Drawn – Doodlers Anonymous.
The Moleskine mythology of having been the notebook used by Picasso, Hemingway, and Chatwin is, of course, not true, as the Moleskine brand didn’t exist until the late 1990s. But since the Moleskines we know today were modeled after similar notebooks used by these and many other artists and writers in the early 20th century, [...]
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.
Susannah’s blog post has lots of great photos of the 8 Moleskines she is currently using, each for a different purpose, including an art journal, prayer journal and “everything I want to remember for eventually” notebook. See many more photos, including some closeups of her beautiful handwriting, at (life is too short not to) wear [...]
I am sorry to say that I seem to have misplaced the name of the reader who tipped me off to this intriguing image, from an exhibition called “Souzou,” featuring the work of 46 self-taught artists living and working within social welfare facilities across Japan: Untitled by Shingo Ikeda Undated, artist’s notebook, collection of the [...]
Cool video: a week of art journaling compressed into a few minutes!
A few notebook mentions and images culled from magazines recently: First, from a New Yorker profile of playwright Annie Baker: From a New Yorker article about Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Atoms for Peace: A Smythson diary makes a cameo appearance in a fashion spread: This is truly spectacular: a collection of journal/scrapbook/sketchbooks [...]