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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. http://bit.ly/2b7aXhH

August 1st, 2016

Brenda Swenson Reviews Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks

We very much appreciate this unsolicited review recently posted by renowned watercolorist, Brenda Swenson.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiIt0-H-yK0

 

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.

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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

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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

 

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December 20th, 2014

Stillman & Birn Arrives in Thailand

We’re very pleased to share this photo supplied by Lamune, an upscale design and art material shop in downtown Bangkok.

Lamune Siam Square 10 Bangkok 10330 Thailand Phone +081-7203352 http://lamune.co.th/

September 30th, 2014

New Packaging Giveaway – Winners Announced

These are the ten winners of our New Packaging Giveaway. Each will receive their choice of one of the six sketchbooks listed in the contest.

Hannah Ivory Baker Leonie Barton Becky Cao Hap Newsom Colleayn Klaibourne Wong C. Lee George Lewis Jenny Lin D. Katie Powell Mike Walters

Winners were selected by chance using the […]

September 23rd, 2014

New Packaging Giveaway

As part of our new packaging launch, we’re giving away ten sketchbooks. Winners have a choice of any one of the following sketchbooks pictured:

• Alpha Series – 5½ x 8½ – 14.0 x 21.6 cm. – Hardbound • Beta Series – 5½ x 8½ – 14.0 x 21.6 cm. – Hardbound • Gamma Series […]

August 11th, 2014

New Packaging Coming

This week we will begin a repackaging process that will refresh the look of the Stillman & Birn sketchbook line. Why are we doing this? Because we want to make it simpler for everyone to understand the mixed media capabilities of our papers and to easily see differences between our six series. But although our […]

August 3rd, 2014

Napa Valley Art Supply Hosts S&B Workshop

Thanks to Napa Valley Art Supply (in Napa, CA) for hosting a Stillman & Birn workshop this past Saturday. Illustrator and caricature artist Rhoda Draws led the workshop demonstrating a variety of mixed media techniques in S&B sketchbooks. Participants received a sample packet of our papers and there was a drawing for a sketchbook door prize.

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May 12th, 2014

Review by Wil Freeborn

Scottish designer and Urban Sketchers correspondent Wil Freeborn reviews Stillman & Birn. An excerpt: “These books are ideally suited to drawing outside and you’ll have no trouble with watercolours at all. There’s quite a lot of variety so you can find the book that is aligned to your needs. For me they have to work […]

March 14th, 2014

Zeta Series Selected by Nature Trails 2014

We are honored that our Zeta Series sketchbook has been selected by Nature Trails 2014, a prominent group of botanical artists, for a unique artwork exchange. Here is an explanation of the program’s concept:

“Nature Trails 2014, a natural sketchbook exchange, is promising to be an exciting collaboration of 15 botanical artists from all over […]

February 20th, 2014

February Giveaway

We’re giving away ten Stillman & Birn sketchbooks together with a set of premium Caran d’Ache Museum Acquarelle water-soluble pencils. This deluxe pencil set contains 12 leads (see details below). The sketchbook is an 8½” x 11” hardbound edition, a choice of either a Beta Series or Zeta Series.

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TO ENTER: Simply email us […]

November 13th, 2013

Shari’s Shoes

SHARI’S SHOES Montreal graphic designer, educator and Urban Sketchers correspondent Shari Blaukopf recently found the packet of Stillman & Birn sample papers that was distributed to the attendees at the USk symposium in Barcelona last summer. Shari reports about how she used the sample sheets: “In a giant cleanup of my studio I found a […]