Journals for authors, Moleskines for artists – they’re kind of like the premise behind the Jerry Seinfeld show – making something out of “nothing.”
But this petite (5 x 7) organizer/sketchbook/notebook, given as a holiday gift to clients and friends from OneMethod, puts a twist on these iconic nothing books. In fact, they take the “to-do” list to new creative possibilities.
The cover is letterpress printed in orange with the image of a floppy disk and requisite port into which the disk should go. There’s a matching silk ribbon adhered to the back cover that allows you to keep your place. The text pages are printed digitally – a nice combo of techniques that is not only creative, but is itself a play on the past and present.
Designed to spoof the computer side of life, the text pages of this unique notebook are not blank. Rather, the right-hand sides sport the squares of graph paper while the left-hand sides are filled with simple illustrations of our favorite computer calendar reminder and Photoshop tool palette. Sprinkled here and there are illustrations of folders with interesting titles like “cubicle escape plan” and “world domination.”
The idea is to inspire you to be creative and populate the 56 pages with your thoughts, sketches, ideas and mental meanderings. I bet everyone is hoping to get another one this year.