Review and Giveaway: PaperOh Notebooks

I think I understand how they came up with the name for this brand. If the people behind Paperblanks came to you and said they had a new line of notebooks, and asked you to take a look at them, you’d say “Oh!” when you opened the box and saw that they looked like this: […]

Josh Keyes’ Sketchbooks

A beautiful pile of sketchbooks with beautiful pages within, all belonging to artist Josh Keyes: Read lots more about his sketchbooks and creative process at Inside the Sketchbook of Josh Keyes | Hi-Fructose Magazine.

Notebook Made of Synthetic Skin

Ok, this would have to be one of the oddest notebook concepts I’ve come across! And maybe a little creepy… But it makes sense! “Not every artistic creation is an instant masterpiece, that’s why there are Moleskine sketchbooks. But where perfection really counts is with tattoos, so a magazine dedicated to the craft created a […]

Jordan Mechner’s Sketchbooks

Jordan Mechner is an author, screenwriter and video game creator. On his website, he talks about keeping journals and sketchbooks and there are some great drawings, including these:   See more in his blog archives.

Sketches of the Surface

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

Review: Essentials Notebook

I first saw the Essentials Notebook brand on the Barnes & Noble website— an accidental find, while looking for the Piccadilly Essential Notebook. I don’t know if the similar naming was deliberate, but the products are from two different companies. This Essentials Notebook is made by Peter Pauper Press, and I bought it at the […]

Sketchbob’s Sketchbooks

Sketchbob has a website you could spend hours on. In the Gallery section, he posts every page of a dozen amazing sketchbooks, including these: He also has a great page of resources. The blog portion of the site doesn’t seem to have been updated in a couple of years, but I hope he’ll go back […]

An Anonymous Sketchbook

A lovely and mysterious sketchbook from an Australian archive: “One of the most intriguing items in the James Cook University Library Special Collections is a private sketchbook dating from the end of the 19th century. It is considered an anonymous work because its creator, and/or copyright owner, is unknown and so far cannot be traced. […]

Camille Bryen’s Notebook

I wasn’t familiar with the artist Camille Bryen, but here’s a nice image of one of his notebooks: From an auction listing a few years ago for a lot of 4 notebooks.

John Wooley’s Sketchbook

John Wooley gives us a tour through his HandBook Journal. He used this as a travel journal when he was 10 years old and the artwork is quite amazing for someone of that age!