10 Cool Sketchbooks Perfect for Art
Or actually, #ahrt.
(SPOT.ph) Every artist and aspiring artist swears by unruled journals. Ruled ones don't make sense...why would you want lines ruining a nice, clean page?!! This is the reason why people tend to accidentally have a collection of pretty, unruled journals because finding a blank notebook gives them a certain feeling—it fuels creativity and gives the feeling of being free and...unruled. And they end up hoarding all the blank journals they can find because they feel so ahrt. We round up 10 journals that are perfect for, well, ahrt.
Moleskine Pocket Sketch Book (P830)
Of course, Moleskine is no stranger to the artsy folk. They swear by these little notebooks with oilcloth covers that resemble leather. They're simple, sleek, and elegant. The pocket ones are perfect for those who like to sketch, doodle, paint, and draw on-the-go.
Leuchtturm1917 Plain Notebook (P820/Plain Pocket Size; P1,200/Medium)
If you're the type who likes some semblance of organization (signs this is you: you number the pages and have a table of contents page), then this journal is for you. The pages are conveniently numbered ever so lightly, which can be helpful in telling you how many pages you have left, plus it comes with stickers that are useful for labeling and archiving purposes!
MUJI Black Double-Ring Journal (P185)
People are crazy over MUJI's stationery, and their unruled journals are one of the reasons why—there are just so many to choose from! Our favorite: the black, double-ring journal because you won't worry about creasing the spine of the notebook.
Sunday Paper Simple Notebook (P180)
This homegrown brand is known for their love for paper, and quality paper products. The design is very minimalist and the size is ideal (6x8 inches). It comes in two colors: kraft and black. You can even design the cover if you want to!
Meraki Journals (P1,000) from strodes.ph
These journals are carefully designed to suit your needs. It features a magnet strap-on to prevent the edges of the pages from folding, crumpling, and tearing. There are also three envelopes attached to the flap so you can store photos, tickets, receipts, or anything you deem important. Plus, there's a cute little beaded bookmark!
Paperthinks Large Sketchbook (P600)
These journals are environment-friendly—they're made of 100% recycled leather, and 50% recycled paper. They also come in a variety of vibrant colors, so you'll surely find one that suits your style (and inspire you!).
Fashionary Mini: Neon Light Edition Set of 3 (P545)
This isn't your ordinary blank journal—it's designed for people who like to sketch clothes. If you're an aspiring fashion designer, this pocketable journal is perfect for handy sketching so you'll never forget any of your brilliant design ideas!
Paper and Pen Moustache Journal (P299)
If you're into quirky and cute (and slightly hipster), you'll fall in love with these moustache journals. They're great for personal diaries, but we can also imagine this as a fun inspiration notebook! Just rub the 'stache and let the creative juices flow.
GluePaperScissorsPH Calligraphy Practice Notebook (P130)
The size of this notebook is ideal for calligraphy practice—or any other type of art, for that matter. The paper is smooth, snag-free, and bleed-proof so you won't have to worry about inky problems!
Paperplanes Manila Customized Notebooks in Large (P499)
Do you want your journals to be super-duper customized? These notebooks are as customizable as they can get! You can choose your preferred size, whether you want it hardbound, matte or glossy finish, and the type of paper (unruled, of course!). You can also opt for add-ons (with additional charges) like a calendar page, a customized page with photos, and you can even have your own design printed on the cover of your journal!