Review by Laura Cameron
A few weeks ago the lovely people at Compoco asked us if we’d like to sample their newest offering, the Airplane View A5 Journal ($21.00). A travel-themed journal with dot grid? You bet I said yes!
The Airplane View Journal is a bit tricky to photograph because the cover is an embossed faux leather in white. I’ve added my pictures in below, but I’m also including a better one from Compoco.
The thing I love about this journal is all the lovely touches they added to make this special. From the outside, there’s the beautiful cover, but the edges of the paper are also holographic!
When you open the book you’re treated to the lovely front and end pages which are blue sky and clouds. The back of the book also includes Compoco’s signature pocket, perfect to hold ticket stubs, stickers, receipts or other mementos of your journey!
Just beyond that is a cute title page, where you can indicate who the journal belongs to.
The remainder of the book is filled with lovely dot grid paper. The pages are white, and the dot grid is a pale grey. The pages are unnumbered but there are 192 of them; 184 of dot grid plus 8 perforated blank pages in case you need some paper to go.
Finally, the journal includes two, satin bookmarks (one pale blue, one white) and an elastic band to hold the book closed once you’ve stuffed it with your travel mementos! Any specs I may have missed are below:
So now let’s talk paper! The paper is great. It’s 100gsm and quite smooth. It takes ink beautifully, without bleeding or feathering. I tried everything at my desk, save the Sharpie, and while there’s a bit of ghosting, no bleed through!
I’m heading to Ireland in June, and I think I’ve just found my travel journal!
BONUS: Compoco is offering a discount to Well-Appointed Desk readers. Receive 15% off your order through the month of April with the coupon code 15well.
But wait, there’s more. The lovely people at Compoco sent a box of swag for you!
Items in the giveaway package are:
- An Airplane View Notebook
- An Airplane View Pocket Notebooks set (2 notebooks)
- An Airplane View Bookmark
- An Airplane Window View Enamel Pin
- An Airplane View Button
- An Airplane View Holographic Sticker
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