Several months ago, someone asked about a notebook that combined lined and grid or blank and lined or some such combination. I’m not sure if this is exactly what they were searching for but Cognitive Surplus has a series of hardcover notebooks that contain paper that is lined on the right hand sheet and grid on the left hand sheet. The covers feature archival illustrations in a myriad of colors. The books are 6.5″x8.9″ and inside the books have 100% recycled paper stock and 80 pages. Each book is $15.


7 Comments on Cognitive Surplus Notebooks

  1. Thank you for sharing this find. I am very happy to see that they also have very artfully done wall hangings, like the periodic table. Being a chemist and a woman, I love using my stationary products to encourage my young relatives and all young people to take an interest in science and math. Also, because the sciences can be a difficult place for women to advance, due to the wrong assumption that only men are good at math and science, I just like to broadcast that I am a woman who is good at math and science because what math and science take is a passion to overcome your personal belief and find out the truth, irregardless of popular opinion. Popular opinion can be exceedingly wrong.

    • Thanks so much, Snowflakeschance, for sharing your math and science passion. I want it to be acceptable for women to be scientists, mathematicians, video game designers and programmers, astronauts, fire fighters, politicians and anything else that want to be.

      If I hadn’t gone into design, I would have pursued library science or botany. Turns out, design is a blend of spatial relations, mechanics and color theory. Still science. Yeah, science!

  2. Have you written in one of these notebooks? I can not find the weight of the paper on their website. I really need the crustacean notebook, the insect notebook, . . actually all of the natural history and the river delta notebooks. Since I write with either fountain pen or a pencil it would be nice to see a writing review.

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