Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Last week, I was lucky enough to attend a talk from graphic designer Aaron James Draplin. Besides being a great entertainer, and terrifically inspiring designer, he introduced us to his line of notebooks; Field Notes.
Inspired by field notebooks used by farmers throughout American (and Canadian) agricultural history, these little notebooks are a throwback to times when paper and pencil were essential, and kept on hand at all time. Special editions have included crop inspired designs, state inspired designs, flower inspired designs, and more. Neat, simple, well designed and functional. Important hallmarks of smart design. I'm definitely going to get my hands on a few of these soon.
(Also, check out Draplin's designs at www.draplin.com. Slick stuff)