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October 5th, 2017

The M and N in Minnesota Breweries

Artist: Jeffrey Nelson, United States Artist Statement: This M and N is made with the negative space left over from lettering every single brewery in the state of Minnesota. I did the layout and handlettering on thick and creamy sheets of Stillman & Birn Delta Series paper with a Pentel brush pen and good old […]

October 2nd, 2017

Las Vegas

We share the grief of the nation on this day of mourning. #LasVegas

September 16th, 2016

Gate to Cathedral Green

Artist: Thomas W. Schaller, United States Artist Statement: I was just waiting at the airport for the trip to Vancouver (where I am now and where I am teaching for a week starting tomorrow). Anyhow, I had a couple of hours and was watching how the light would stream in a window and illuminate a […]

June 30th, 2016

Tommy Kane’s Amazing Sketchbook

Many thanks to noted illustrator Tommy Kane for sharing this video tour of his Delta Series sketchbook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYk8oCHr4xE&feature=youtu.be MEDIA: Ink and watercolor SURFACE: Delta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – Ivory- Cold Press Finish

 

November 14th, 2015

Supporting the nation and people of France

French Flag by Roger Pfister, U.K.

May 23rd, 2015

Jerusalem Sketchbook

Sunil Shinde, a member the Seattle chapter of Urban Sketchers, shares highlights of his exploration of the Old City of Jerusalem with his 13-year-old daughter. Sunil has many other wonderful sketches on his blog, “Sunil Shinde Sketches”  http://www.sunilshindesketches.com/ The blog has a tag line which other sketchbook artists must covet: “Everybody has a story to […]

September 20th, 2014

New Packaging — Same Great Paper

We recently started shipping our sketchbooks with new packaging. Our objectives: • To refresh the design of the line and make it more striking. • To clarify that there are lots of black sketchbooks around — ours are premium quality. • To highlight that support for mixed media techniques is a core feature of our […]

January 11th, 2014

Art Tools of Swasky

The popular “Parka Blogs” has been publishing a series of interviews with well-known artists about the materials they use. The “Art Tools” series also includes an interview with the Spanish illustrator Víctor Martínez Escámez, better known as Swasky. Swasky, who lives in Barcelona, was the coordinator of last year’s Urban Sketchers Symposium in that city. […]

September 11th, 2013

September 11: In Memoriam

April 16th, 2013

In our hearts: Boston