Friday, 6 February 2009

Black Cover


"The search of the Perfect Little Black Notebook"





The reason why I made my first notebook at the end of 2007 was because I was looking for some black and very simple notebook for taking notes when I was studying Philosophy.

I couldn't find that notebook anywhere. I had already had a Moleskine, but I felt it was just the Chinese version of the original old Moleskine from Paris.

One day I thought to make a notebook for my self (picture above). I had no knowledge of how to make a notebook, especially how to sew the pages together. I spent two days trying to make one until I could find a simple and resistant way to make the sewing. Still I haven't learned any special technique of bookbinding, that is why I can say I've been looking (and still I am) for that kind of notebook I want, and at the same time, for the best way to make it, learning by myself with every single notebook I make.

Some days ago I found an interesting blog. It's called Black Cover: the Search of the Perfect Little Black Notebook and the author says:

"This blog is dedicated to the search for the perfect little black notebook. Yes, we're insane and obsessive. But for some reason, the Moleskine, which comes close, still feels lacking. And we can't believe there isn't ANY competition out there".


I'm glad to know that there is someone else looking for the perfect notebook he needs and cannot find. I hope I can never make that notebook I'm looking for because it would be the end my notebooks. I don't pretend to present my notebooks as an alternative to any other either, I just present every one of them as a result of my research and experimentation, and luckily I can say that it gives me satisfaction to see that each notebook I make, I make better than the one I made before and I have not yet repeated any design. I have no notebooks that are exactly the same.


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5 comments:

marre said...

Good luck for your (endless)journey! I'm glad we can all enjoy the by-products of your search :)

celestefrittata said...

Black Cover blog is fab! Thanks for sharing the link. Off to write all of the posts

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