The notebook of notebooks

October 31, 2008

in design, japan

I love stationary in all its forms, specially portable stuff, and I have recently got a notebook that could be renamed “the notebook of notebooks”.  It is produced by Powershovel, which I have learned to love through their great toy cameras like the Blackbird, fly, Ikimono and Golden Half (all under the Superheadz brand), but also their photography books and music albums (Women are beautiful will be their next release, a wonderful album of cuban music recorded with young and old women). Powershovel is now amongst my fav Japanese [product designers] together with Muji and Uniqlo.

Powershovel Notebook

The idea behind this small notebook is rather simple: they scanned the pages of other famous notepads and printed them together. Inside you’ll find squared and lined pages, plain and pentagrammed ones. Just a small touch of creativity, design and nostalgy. I guess they make it just for fun as their core business is somewhere else.

I made this small video of me flipping through its pages. Enjoy!


Powershovel Notebook of Notebooks from Gianfranco Chicco on Vimeo.

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