Sketchbook Review: Clairefontaine Graf’Book 360°

Review by Tina Koyama Perhaps better known for its fountain-pen-loving notebooks, Clairefontaine stationery company has come out with a new book specifically intended for sketching: the Graf’Book 360° ($13.50 for A5 portrait; several other formats available). The A5 portrait-format book I chose contains 200 pages of 100g/45-pound “ultra white, super-smooth French milled paper for drawing,…

Notebook Review: Sketchnote Ideabook

I’ve been a huge fan of Mike Rohde‘s Sketchnote project and his Sketchnote Handbook and Sketchnote Workshops. In general, he’s an all-around great guy and when I heard he’d created a Sketchnote Ideabook to meet his exacting standards for sketchnoting, I was all-in. Partnering with Airship notebooks, the Sketchnote Ideabook is a soft-touch, hardcover A5 notebook…

Notebook Review: Maruman Postcard Sketch Book

Review by Tina Koyama I’ve been aware of Maruman sketchbooks for a while, but I hadn’t tried one, mainly because most formats are too large for my sketching lifestyle. The Zuan series, however, includes a postcard size (about 4-by-6 inches) that seems ideal for urban and travel sketching, so I picked up a pad (50…