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 […]
A fascinating blog post about preparing to do a sketchbook and laying out the pages. This method won’t be for everyone, but it’s something I’d like to think about for my next travel sketchbook, as I rarely feel like my sketchbook pages have good composition: “I approach my sketchbooks like a graphic designer and the […]
From the New York Times website, designer Cynthia Rowley talks about favorite things to bring along on her travels, including journals for her kids to record their adventures, at around the :57 mark: Via Can’t Go Without: Cynthia Rowley.
From an exhibition at Dartmouth College: “James R. Crawford’s notebooks. Crawford was a ship’s engineer on the Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1918) organized by Vilhjalmur Stefansson. The notebooks, diaries and logs kept by expedition staff like Crawford provide valuable insight into the weather, ice conditions, and wildlife in the Arctic. Crawford, for example, kept daily detailed […]
This week’s addict emailed me the photo below, and added these comments: The attached photo is of my notebook collection. Being in the military I take 2 or 3 pages of notes everyday. I carry a large rite in the rain. They are very durable in both design and paper quality. I have a moleskine […]
I love coming across antique notebooks. This was a random find on RobMan170′s Flickr feed: The journal belonged to someone named William Lee who sailed from Hong Kong to England in 1894. There are scans of what seem to be every page of the notebook, including some drawings and the manufacturer’s info on the inside […]
An interesting side-by-side comparison of the Moleskine City notebook for Paris, vs. a Bound Custom Journal with Paris map pages. The writer admits he’s a bit biased as it’s on Bound’s own blog, but I think he did a very fair comparison of each notebook’s features. I haven’t tried a Bound journal yet, but I […]
This week’s addict emailed me a link to a blog post about her notebook collection, which is featured along with some other bonus items: After coming back from Asia I decided to take picture of all my (current) journals and notebooks + few other things I use when writing and traveling. Of course since […]
Spotted in this past weekend’s “T” style magazine: A facsimile edition of choreographer Merce Cunningham’s sketchbook: And a look at the efficient carry-on travel style of Bruce Pask (he’s the fashion director of the magazine). Can you spot the notebook? Close up below:
This is a great example of a Moleskine Japanese Album used as a travel journal: See more photos at AninhadaBest’s photostream on Flickr.