I created the design in Illustrator and had it printed professionally.
The idea was inspired by those situations where I have an idea and sometimes I would cage it up in my head later because I didn't have a way to preserve the idea. I decided to go with paper cranes flying out of the cage since they mean happiness, honor, loyalty, good luck, and peace. I thought those were good representations of ideas so I used that in place of real birds.
Close up shots of the notebook.
I left the front blank so people could DIY. As a creative person, I would give it a title and decorate it. I haven't decorated mine yet but I will post pictures when I do.
I had a person tell me it's perfect since they were left handed. I didn't even consider that but I'm glad that the person could feel more at ease using it.
The binding just uses staples but it lies pretty flat.
Not completely sure if it's fountain pen friendly, I think it handles ink fine but not wet inks with broad nibs. I haven't experimented with mine yet but if you're curious enough I could try it out in an extended review or update this review. :D
Like what you see? Great! Then enter below to win one! In honor of my birthday on Sunday (Oct 14) and since I've been delaying the release of these notebooks I decided to give one away to one of my wonderful readers!
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