This short video has demonstrations of art in the Clairefontaine Graf’Book notebooks using a variety of pens, markers, pencils, crayons, and other media. The white 100gsm paper is designed to work well with all inks without feathering or bleedthrough. The video explains the 6 different sizes and 2 layouts (portrait and landscape) of the Graf’Book […]
Recently in one of the planner groups on Facebook, someone asked for recommendations for spiral bound notebooks with high quality paper, which isn’t always easy to find in the US. Spiral bound notebooks are easy to find, but they are usually made for school use and the paper quality isn’t great. This person was looking […]
Another one of Clairefontaine’s famous fans: Julia Child, who used the notebooks for recipes and notes when she was living in Paris and studying at Le Cordon Bleu. So we were honored when the producers of Julie & Julia, a new movie about her life (and the attempt, decades later, of blogger Julie Powell to […]
Thanks to May’s first (and only) “Where to Go” contest entrant, Bill Bradford, who wrote about Austin’s Lady Bird Lake and won himself a free Clairefontaine basics notebook. Keep those entries coming! Your odds are good, and we’re feeling generous.
Thanks to Kate, Jonel, and Julie, our first Where to Go’ contest entrants… In honor of the contest’s first month, we decided to forego the drawing and send each of our entrants a prize a free Clairefontaine Basics notebook. So, congrats to all! And to everyone else, it’s a new month and there’s a new […]
We may have to start a regular series on writers over here… Thanks to Biffybeans’s sleuthing, we just found out that Susan Jane Gilman (author, most recently, of the memoir Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven), uses Clairefontaine notebooks: For whatever it’s worth, my “drugs” of choice these days are great little French bound […]
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Clairefontaine, the French company that makes the paper for Quo Vadis planners and notebooks. (If that sounds like a long time, consider the fact that a nearby monastery in the town of Ã‰tival-Clairefontaine made vellum and paper before that, in the middle ages.) The photograph above, taken at […]
In a recent Talk of the Town, playwright David Mamet revealed his dedication to Clairefontaine notebooks and longhand composition: I hate the computer¦ I hate their spell-check. I won’t ever do e-mail. (He does sometimes use a typewriter.) I’m afraid of only two things, Mamet said, Being lazy and being cowardly. I get up early […]