Jan 29, 2017126 views

High Quality Notebook for Creativity

I've been thinking for a while of getting a really nice, high quality notebook for keeping track of my creative interests, (programming, films, ideas in general, etc.). I've been looking at the Code&Quill notebook and it looks like a great option, but I'm was thinking that I should ask what you guys are using first. Y'all probably know very well what the best notebooks are much better than I do.
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Hi Steven,
Just noticed an active drop for the Rhodia square, reversible notebook with dot or graph paper. Although a bit pricey, these are excellent notebooks I haven't found available elsewhere for anywhere close to the price being offered.
Probably worth checking out if you have the chance, have the coin and are still looking.
Cheers.
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Well, more specifically, I plan on using a pencil/eraser and maybe a ballpoint pen with this notebook. As much as I love writing with a nice fountain pen, I think it would be outrageous for what my purposes are. Some examples of what I'll write in this notebook from a previous notebook I used similarly are story design diagrams, story boards, number crunching, a math scratchpad, quick sketches, data structure design, control flow diagrams, and maybe an architectural draft or two.
My notebook needs to fulfill a rather wide variety of tasks, most of which benefit from a ruling scheme similar to C&Q or Grids and Guides like @Theroc mentioned. Very little of it will be raw writing, which is where I think that fountain pens really shine, and so I think It would be rather impractical to use one.
So really, while I do want good quality paper, I'm mostly looking for good ruling/guides, a good binding, a large-ish size and quality craftsmanship. (and a hard cover is a good plus too)
Thank you all for your great comments!
steven.gubler
Thanks for the clarification!
C&Q are great notebooks, I use them myself. You should also look at Grids & Guides from Princeton Architectural Press, if you are more of a visual note taker.
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For more conventional note-taking the options are overwhelming. The reference is the Rhodia Webnotebook, which uses Clairefontaine Paper. Check out Clairefontaine's tabbed graph notebooks
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Or Rhodia's meeting book
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One of my personal favorites is the Transotype Sensebook
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And if you can get your hands on one, the Rhodia Exabook
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Theroc
Thank you! I will definitely look into these!