I am a huge notebook fan. I carry one everywhere I go. I write to-do lists, meeting notes, email address and names, and most importantly—ideas (both illustrations an in words) all bound inside a little book. There is a permanence to writing things down in a book that is unlike anything else—including digital notepads on your iPad, iPhone or laptop.
I have over three dozen notebooks sitting on a shelf (and referenced regularly) filled from cover-to-cover. For years I used notebooks by Ordning & Reda and now mostly Moleskin.
But as of today I might be re-thinking my notebook of choice. New York City designer Joey Cofone has created a new notebook he calls Baron Fig, and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to put it into production. Joey says he strives to make work that appeals to curious minds—work that’s beautiful, smart, and communicative. He believes that design is the least of a designer’s worries, that story is at the heart of all tasks, and jumping off cliffs is the only way to grow.
Check out his Kickstarter campaign here, and starting capturing those big thoughts and ideas rolling around in your head.