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keybers
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Feb 21, 2018
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A _lot_ of clarification is needed on this drop. From googling around, it appears that the side-stitched notebook with a secondary flap is 48 sheets (96 pages). At the same time, the black thing on your pictures here shows a sketch*pad*(top-bound pad), not a sketch*book* (side-bound). Maybe it's the sketch*pad* that is 120 pages (60 sheets)? But no, this picture - https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/product-images/clairefontaine-flying-spirit-sketchbooks/vp2N1y9jSy6W3eDkCHpN_361A9177.jpg (apparently of a sketch*pad*, the top-bound black one) says that it has 50 sheets (100 pages).
So what exactly is it that is being offered on this drop?? What is this 120-pages mystery page count that doesn't seem to be corroborated either by the pictures of the product or reviewers around the internetz?
I seriously think Massdrop should start working better on product descriptions. I regularly stumble upon errors or self-contradictory descriptions. Copypaste from similar drops seem to rule the day. I have no confidence that if the drop is called "sketch*books*", that I won't be sent topbound sketch*pads*, which I have no use for.
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Feb 21, 2018
keybers
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Feb 21, 2018
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That said, I prefer white paper anyway, so I'd very much vacillate on this drop even if it was properly described. I just feel for the community, which is probably going to get not what they signed up for or expected.
Feb 21, 2018
Liz
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Feb 21, 2018
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Thanks for flagging this, @keybers.
We're working on clearing up the details of this drop, and will post again as soon as we get final word from our vendor. Sorry for the confusion in the meantime!
Feb 21, 2018
Liz
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Feb 22, 2018
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Alright, we figured out where the confusion is coming from here.
Clairefontaine offers this size sketch paper in two different formats, which is what is pictured here. The Brown cover is a sewn-spine "sketchbook", which has 60 sheets of paper (120 pages). The Black cover is a top glue-bound "sketchpad" with 50 sheets (100 pages). These two different styles are the same price from Clairefontaine, allowing artists to select their preferred format.
TLDR: if you want a sewn-spine sketchbook with more pages that cannot be easily torn out, choose the brown cover. If you want a sketchpad with easy to remove pages, choose the black cover.
I hope this helps clear things up! We are working now on adding clarity to the description, and thanks for flagging this!
Feb 22, 2018
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