A5 sketchbook with a fused glass cover in white, giant text printed onto the cover. The text is copied from a tiny 1840s edition of Shakespeare's collected works, from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Comes with about 60 sheets of off white 160gsm paper, and a hard bookboard back cover.
I take sketchbooks with me everywhere. But I got really tired of ordinary sketchbooks with floppy plastic or cardboard covers, which always get bent & manky after about a week of being carried around in my bag. So I decided I'd make something a bit more sturdy for myself. And since I work with glass... glass book covers! Which... ok, it doesn't sound very sturdy, does it? But truly these are awesome. They're are all made from 3-4mm thick fused glass, which is very strong and hard to shatter, short of dropping it on concrete from a great height. (Which, please don't.) The backing is a rock solid bookboard that's almost as hard as the glass.
The paper inside is 160gsm recycled paper, off white, and perfect for sketching, drawing, or general scribbling.
But the TRULY awesome thing about these is that they're completely refillable, and you don't need to spend wads of cash for more paper when you run out. Always a plus for students & artists starving in garrets, like myself.
They're bound with rings which you can open & close by hand, and when you're out of space, you just refill them with whatever paper you have hanging round the place. I use offcuts off big sheets of paper, old notepads, or the leftover ends of old sketchbooks. An everyday hole punch matches my books exactly, so you just cut up whatever you like, hole punch the paper with that hole punch you totally didn't steal from work, and fill your sketchbook up again.
Of course, you can buy very smart, posh paper refills from me if you like, in packs of 50 or 100 sheets, and they're not at all expensive. Your sketchbook comes with about 60 sheets to start with anyway.
These books only come in A5 right now, though if folks are interested in different sizes I might try some out. Let me know!
I can make these to order with your own artwork on the cover also, so just drop me a message if you'd like any info on that.
I accept paypal, credit & debit cards, and etsy gift cards.
I aim to post items within 24 hrs of receipt of payment, Monday to Saturday, though sometimes it may take up to 3 days. Every item listed in my shop is ready to dispatch immediately. For custom orders, we can discuss a timescale before any payment.
UK orders are sent Royal Mail 1st class which usually takes 1-2 working days. If you'd like something sent special delivery, let me know!
International orders are sent by tracked airmail and usually take 5-21 working days to most countries, though the post office don't guarantee a specific date.
Customs duties and taxes incurred are the buyer’s responsibility.
If you are not completely satisfied with your order a full refund will be given, so long as the item is returned within 14 days of receipt, in its original condition. The postal charges will not be refunded unless I have made an error, or the item has been damaged en route.
Special delivery & guaranteed delivery, especially overseas, can be a bit pricey, but if you need something in a hurry for for a special present you want guaranteed to arrive on a certain date, let me know and I'll find out the cost for you.
Custom orders are welcome, and most of the things I make will generally be ready to send out in 1 - 3 weeks, depending on the item and quantity. Will discuss timescales with you when you order though.
Wholesale welcome too! Send me a message for a list of prices & timescales. All my things are made to order, so large quantities can take some time.