Black, White & Colour

Yes! Go Square Peg, go!  

A really lovely treat arrived recently, this chunky cardboard covered notebook from Random House division, Vintage Publishing.  Black, White & Colour: A Creative Sketch and Doodle Book, is a simple concept, well-executed.

The rectangular pages feature pencil and ink drawings, prints, and semi-reconstructions of renowned artworks.  It is the offspring of a design team headed up by Suzanne Dean, Creative Director at Random House, and the lady behind the jacket design of Julian Barnes’ 2011 Man Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending.

Others onboard include James Jones, Kris Potter, Stephen Parker, and Matt Broughton.  I’m open to correction but I think this may be the same Matt Broughton whose work on the Brothers Grimm here).  Respectively they have worked on the covers for such best-sellers as Keith Richard’s bio, Life; Joseph Heller’s Catch 22; A.S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book; and Tom Wolfe’s Back to Blood.  Also in the mix is Lily Richards, a picture researcher with a passion for photography and a background in art history.

I love it and have already been tearing pages out for ‘to-do’ lists posted all over my walls.  Much better than a Post-it®!

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