Confusing Size Trends

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In the past two years, pocket-size planners have gotten increasingly popular. They are inexpensive, and easy to carry around and pull out to write.

But in the last couple of weeks, we have gotten emails from people looking for large-size planners, Habana notebooks and sketchbooks.

Sales for our largest products continue to generate interest and enthusiasm: weekly planners – Prenote (8 1/4 x 11 5/8″ – 21 x 29.7 cm) and Note 27 (8 1/4 x 10 1/2″ – 21 x 27 cm) are towards the top in sales; as is Rhodia’s No. 18; and Clairefontaine’s clothbound and staplebond notebooks–all 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″ or A4 European letter-size.

What do you make of the trends going in different directions?

4 thoughts on “Confusing Size Trends

  1. I think that one factor is our increasingly complicated lives, and our need to process/organize more and more information. In this frantic, plugged-in world we live in where people spend precious time lost in their Smartphones rather than truly connecting with their loved ones–there is a comfort, a warmness, a humanness in high quality paper and pens. It has now been unequivocally proven that writing balances our brains and helps counteract the constant electronic stimuli that assault us everyday. So we need more room to write, not only to capture and process the details of our lives, but just for the love of writing. I changed to a Note 27 this year and even bought a larger purse in order to have it with me at all times. I plan to use every inch of it!

  2. My problem has always been finding a monthly, Sunday-Saturday format pocket planner. With my Visoplan, problem solved! Small enough to always have with me, big enough to have space to write. Please continue to produce!

  3. Often appointments come with directions, instructions, things that should be remembered and all sorts of information that needs to be logged in a day.

    Pocket planners are good for those times when you need maximum portability and notate only appointments. But the bigger planners let you log your life and keep accurate records.

    Best of all, with the big planners, they never crash, they never have compatibility problems, and you can pull them off the shelf years later when you need accurate records and not have to worry about changing hardware!

  4. My personal view is that more people are spending time planning their daily activities before their day gets going and out of hand as can happen with the modern hectic lives we lead.

    I know I spend more time looking over my planner before I start my day so I know what I’ve got coming up before I leave the house. I also carry my planner with me and use it more often than I used to. I make plans going forward, write in class assignments and to do lists of things I would otherwise forget.

    My new planner is just the right size for carrying and pulling out as needed. It is the Quo Vadis Septanote.

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