What is it about sketchbooks that makes them so appealing to touch and smell? Why are illustrators, designers, and others hypnotically drawn to them in their pristine, fallow state? Is it the size, shape, color? Or perhaps the heft, or lack thereof. Is it the brand? In recent years, Moleskine has made filling sketchbooks as popular a pastime as sports and as common a practice as thinking. Perhaps the blank pages are what beckon most of all? The invitation to fill those pages with one’s own scribbling is an irresistible force.
In this ambitious publication, some one hundred of the world’s leading graphic designers and illustrators open up ther private sketchbooks to offer a privileged glimpse into their creative processes. The result is a visual tour de force.