Yesterday, I had a look at the Subway Sketchbook – in short a graffiti doodle notebook. I was disappointed. A much more exciting alternative is the Walls Notebook from Quirk Books which is much more inspirational doodlebook.
Cover of Walls Notebook - Source Amazon
It is available in the UK at Amazon, Urban Outfitters and a range of crafty/gift stores. Just look at examples of lovely work using the notebook.
It just makes me want to get stuck right in.
I was browsing the shops yesterday when I came across the Subway Sketchbook (YouTube Video: Subway Sketchbook). With Graffiti playing such a large part of our artistic culture here, I suppose it was only natural the someone would start selling it.
Unfortunately in person I found the sketchbook rather uninspiring. The outlines, while accurate were dull and boring. The promotional video (link above) provides an enthusiastic and upbeat advertisement – but at the end of the day – why not just doodle in any sketchbook as this one doesn’t add any value to the experience.
[tweetmeme source=”notesinabook” only_single=false]
I am always on the lookout for new gifts, for myself and others (particularly in the run up to Christmas) and came across this beautiful selection of notebooks and sketchbooks at Chalk Hill Studios made by artist Karen Jinks.
(Photo Credit: Chalk Hill Studios)
Totally in love with the forget-me-not’s design (my favourite flower) and these sketchbooks are most definitely a potential Christmas gift for my mother. Check out the website – you will fall in love.