If you are an iPad user, you are probably familiar with sketching and not taking apps like Paper and Taposé. Both apps allow you to sketch, write notes, and grab images in sketchbook form. Paper has teamed up with Moleskine to take the popular iOS app a step further.
53 the Paper developer and Moleskine now offer the option to print your digital sketch book and have it mailed anywhere in the world. What a great idea. The accordion bound book is a physical extension of it’s digital counterpart. It is a memento. It is a hand crafted object that transitions the digital/physical divide, and from a business perspective it builds brand awareness for both companies.
I work on a computer every day of the week. I use it to create my design work, and even though I started my career before the Macintosh changed everything; I doubt I could go back to a non computer world. Now with that said, I still draw every single day. Putting pencil or pen to paper is an integral part of the creative experience. It keeps my creative juices flowing, and it keeps my eye fresh. I have a small sketch book in my camera/computer bag that I use frequently to jot down notes, sketch out ideas, and to simply draw in. For some reason one thing that happens is, the pens and pencils I use always end up on the bottom of the bag instead of in their respective pockets. Until now that is. This morning I found a journal binder, pencil holder on Etsy that might take care of the loose pencil problem.
Bandolier [jour.nal ban.do.lier n.] is a strap fitted with small loops for carrying pens, pencils, and other handy tools that can be wrapped around a journal, planner, or other book. Bandolier is handmade using reclaimed rubber and elastic. The strap is 2 inches wide and has 7 loops for pencils, and other writing implements. Because each Bandolier is handmade, you can request custom sizes and loop counts. Bandolier is designed to fit easily around books that run a little over 5 inches wide like the Moleskine 5.52×8.25 inch journal or a journal of a similar size.