4 Years / 15 Notebooks

If you are the one that reads my blog regularly, you know about my obsession and dilemma around the simple A5 black sketchbook: Here, here and here.

I have been using them obsessively for a couple of years now and I was very pleased to find out that I share this obsession with no other than Michael Bierut. Like him, I am also incredibly fussy about those notebooks. I don’t like Moleskin (they are for people who think they are creative). I also cannot stand lined or gridded paper. Blank the pages need to be.

As I previously blogged it is incredibly difficult to find notebooks that adhere to these four simple rules:

1. Black
2. Softback
3. Blank pages
4. A5

I have some way to go though to get to Michael’s amount of books. Very impressive.

My pile is about four years. I have opened some of them at random:



04022009211, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009212, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009215, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009216, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009217, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009218, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009219, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009220, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009221, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009222, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009223, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009224, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009225, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009226, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.



04022009227, originally uploaded by Flo Heiss.

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4 thoughts on “4 Years / 15 Notebooks

  1. Yeah everything and anything goes in there. The drawing on the left page on the last image is generated by holding a pen whilst in a car from London to Cambridge.

  2. Since I need to have my “notebook” with me at all times I had to create my own that travels easily with me.

    So I created a one page planner–my Paper Assistant–that I carry in my back pocket.

    It’s there with me when I need to sketch something, write down a number, or capture an idea.

    Check it out here.

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