Blank Sketchbook | Shale
A compact sketchbook, reliably covered, and like a grandfather's wallet, it would become more dense upon use. After all, these scratches are a record of my life and ideas - I intend for my children to pour over them one day.
It became paramount that the paper was thick, smooth, and dynamically compatible with a range of mediums. The binding demanded durability and was made to lay flat.
As they are made to be physically durable they are also made to be behaviorally reliable, empathetic to the reality that in order to draw or write you'll need a pen near at hand.
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