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Jason Tselentis’ Notebooks

In an article at Howdesign.com , Jason Tselentis writes about the best new notebooks for designers and creatives and how to choose a notebook — but I like this photo of some old ones he’s already been using:

“For the work I do and the vast amount of notes I take, a lined notebook is my tool of choice. My brand of choice? That’s the funny thing, I don’t have one.

Some designers and illustrators are loyal to a specific brand. I’ve met those who love Field Notes. Others swear by Moleskine. Even Michael Bierut came clean about his notebook of choice: the 10 × 7⅛ inch National Blank Book Company composition book. But I’m neither a loyalist nor a purist, and one look at my notebook collection proves it.”

Read more at: New Year, New Notes: The Best Notebooks for Designers & Creatives – HOW Design


Moleskine Monday: Another Magazine Find

This one’s from the New York Times “T” Magazine of Dec. 8, a Moleskine planner belonging to Italian fabric designer Idarica Gazzoni:

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Notebooks Spottings

Here’s a few notebooks spotted in assorted advertisements and articles:

From the New York Times obituary of theater critic Stanley Kauffman:



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From the Wall Street Journal magazine, designer Marc Newson’s sketchbooks, among other favorite things.

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Also from the Wall Street Journal magazine, a Moleskine seems to be a favorite tool of Nike executive Mark Parker:notebooks spotted1notebooks spotted2

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From a New Yorker article by Ken Auletta, about the editor of the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger:notebooks spotted..1



From the “Work Diary” of retail consultant Stefani Greenfield, in Bazaar:

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This one’s from the New York Times magazine, a notebook in a Tumi ad:notebooks spotted7

Sketchbook Pages by Designers and Illustrators

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.

Stylish Scrapbooks

Here’s a bit of inspiration, an article torn from the NY Times Style Magazine a few weeks ago about scrapbooks kept by designers and socialites. I love the idea of just collecting inspiring images and filling page after page with them…