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July 24th, 2017

Update on Nova Series Product Launch

Our upcoming Nova Series sketchbooks are made with toned paper that will support mixed media artwork. There are three shades: beige, grey and black; the sketchbooks will be offered in softcover and wirebound formats. Production is proceeding on schedule and we expect to make our first shipments the week of July 31. From there, it […]

June 17th, 2017

Nova Series – Coming August, 2017

Toned paper sketchbooks for mixed media artwork. Three shades: beige, grey, black Bindings: Softcover & wirebound Supports multiple erasures without pilling; holds ink line without feathering Suitable for a wide range of dry and wet media, including: colored pencil, ink, gel pens, paint markers, watercolors, water-soluble graphite, gouache, charcoal, etc. Exceptional wet strength and surface […]

May 31st, 2017

Nova Series – Coming Soon

May 26th, 2017

Alpha Series

ALPHA SERIES Weight: 150 gsm Shade: White Surface: Medium Grain Finish Media: Dry media, light wash, ink Gallery:

December 31st, 2016

Liz Steel’s Sketchbook 97

We thank Australian artist Liz Steel for sharing this video tour (and review) of her Alpha Series softcover sketchbook.


Video Tour:

Media: Ink, watercolor, collage Surface: Alpha Series (softcover) – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – White – Medium Grain Finish


December 23rd, 2016

Happy Holidays

We wish you all the best for a wonderful holiday filled with joy and the love of family and friends.

The Stillman & Birn Team


December 4th, 2016

Holiday Giveaway – Winners Announced

Lindsay Baker Irina Chtypel (Nikira) Sophie Delesque Stacy Egan Jacqueline Lee Kiri Østergaard Leonard Jennifer McLean C.C. (Minerva) Peyton Peggy Rustler Jessica Seacrest

September 29th, 2016


A few weeks ago I received a package of the new Stillman & Birn softcover sketchbooks to test out. They are available in every paper type in the S&B range and in five different sizes. This photo shows four sizes (the largest size can […]

September 21st, 2016

Beta Softcover Giveaway

Thank you Sandra Strait for sponsoring this Beta Softcover Giveaway and for your review. International entries ok for giveaway.

August 21st, 2016

Softcover Sketchbook Review by Larry Marshall

We sent Canadian artist Larry D. Marshall some prototypes of our softcover sketchbooks before the recent relaunch of the line, later followed by samples of the final product. These are his comments and review.

August 1st, 2016

Brenda Swenson Reviews Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks

We very much appreciate this unsolicited review recently posted by renowned watercolorist, Brenda Swenson.


July 11th, 2016

Softcover Edition Sketchbooks Are Back

We’re pleased to announce that our Softcover Edition sketchbooks are now available again at our retail and online selling partners.

• Sewn-bound, lightweight, flexible and rugged • Same great mixed media paper as in our hardcover sketchbooks • Deluxe soft-touch, colored covers • Finished with rounded corners – prevents edges from fraying • Three portrait […]

April 8th, 2016

Pick of the Day at Wet Paint – St. Paul, MN.

PICK OF THE DAY AT WET PAINT – ST. PAUL, MN. Thank you to Meg and the rest of the wonderful staff at Wet Paint (St. Paul, MN.) for selecting Stillman & Birn as their Pick of the Day. Meg writes, ““My go-to sketchbook is the Zeta by Stillman & Birn. The extra-heavy weight, smooth […]

February 4th, 2016

Goodbye 8.5″ x 11″….Hello A4

We’re discontinuing our 8.5″ x 11″ hardbound size and replacing it with 8.25″ x 11.75″, commonly known as “A4”. It’s a small adjustment — .25″ on one side and .75″ on the other — that brings our range of sizes into allignment with the global trend favoring A4.


December 24th, 2015

Update on Softcover Edition Sketchbooks

A binding error was recently discovered in some of our new Softcover Edition sketchbooks. As soon as we learned about this we suspended further shipments and initiated a product recall from our retail partners and distributors.

If you find that there are any problems with your softcover sketchbook, please return it to the original […]

October 1st, 2015

New Product Announcement: Softcover Edition

We’re pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our new Softcover Edition sketchbooks and journals. • Softcover sewn bindings – flexible, rugged and upscale • Same great mixed media paper as in our hardcover sketchbooks • Rounded corners: premium feature that also prevents frayed edges • Three portrait and two landscape sizes in each series


September 25th, 2015

A New Product Line from Stillman & Birn

We’ll tell you all about it in our new product release on October 1.

March 9th, 2015

March Giveaway Winners Announced

February 19th, 2015

Stillman & Birn at Art Materials Expo – Duluth, Ga.

We’ll be exhibiting at three-day Art Material Expo this weekend at the Gwinnett Center outside of Atlanta. Great deals on Stillman & Birn and most other art material brands too.

Gwinnett Center – 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway – Duluth, GA 30097

Friday, February 20 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday, February 21 10:00 AM – 7:00 […]

December 31st, 2014

Happy New Year

BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR May your 2015 be a year of good health, happiness and great art. ————————————————— “A view of the Fireworks and Illuminations at his Grace the Duke of Richmonds’s at Whitehall and on the River Thames” (1749) Hand-coloured etching Beard Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum