Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Perfect Sketchbook, Perfected

Last night at 9:00, Erwin Lian launched an Indiegogo campaign for a new version of "The Perfect Sketchbook." He sent me samples, and I have to agree, they are perfect.

(Link to YouTube)
It has a very heavyweight Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper that is robust enough to stand up to any technique, with a recycled leather cover that will be custom embossed with the names of backers at the slightly higher levels.

The book is more than twice as large as the first pocket sized Perfect Sketchbook. Being vertical in format, it's ideal for doing portraits.

I can recommend this sketchbook for anyone who wants to pass down a treasured keepsake of their visual encounter with the world around them. Here's the link to the Indiegogo campaign, which has just launched.


Cherngzhi Lian said...


Thank you so much for your share of my project. I really really appreciate your generosity :)

-Erwin (Cherngzhi)

Tom Hart said...

I'm sold! Just joined the Quickstarter campaign. This looks like a beautiful product, lovingly made. Can't wait for April!

Tobias Gembalski said...

Really nice video! Showing how much handiwork is necessary to produce just one sketchbook. If I wouldn´t have several empty sketchbooks laying around, I would definitely order one. All the best to Erwin and his project.

Teoh Yi Chie said...

Did not know that so much effort went behind making a sketchbook until I watched the video.

Glenn Tait said...

Looks like an excellent product with a lot of interest - 84 % funded in 20 hours! They should reach their target within a day.

Anonymous said...

These look lovely, well designed, a useful size and loaded with a great paper. Wonderful to watch a careful craftsman at work. But I highly recommend learning how to stitch your own sketchbooks, reloading old book covers: you end up with exactly the papers and size you want, at a fraction of the cost. And you have the smug satisfaction of using a completely bespoke product!

Jayson Mondala said...

Is the original sketchbook not available any more? I cannot back a product that is limited-run and I can't get another easily (online) if I like it.