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Do you have a scrapbook?

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by Kevin, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    As of this year I have been managing my own little scrapbook. I used to write down my ideas on a little piece of paper or a post-it note. I would hold on to the idea for a couple days, not using it, only to find out two weeks later that what I had written down would have been perfect for the project I'm working on. Of course I couldn't remember what I had scribbled down and the little paper has mysteriously vanished from my desk.

    So now I keep all my thoughts in this little scrapbook, marked with a date to easily find back ideas. What about you? :)
  2. matt

    matt Member

    EVERYTHING goes into my Moleskin book; ideas, sketches, storyboards, RGB/CMYK references the lot. It's a mess in there but it makes perfect sense to me, as I'm sure is the case for every other sketch/scrap book.
  3. blueocto

    blueocto Senior Member

    not really a scrapbook, more a pile of standard notepads that i scribble on for everything lol

    i do go through them once a year, and get rid of anything not used anymore, and put important stuff on stickies....
  4. Leventhan

    Leventhan Junior Member

    I believe that scrapbooks are an excellent thing to use, when technology tends to restrict your creative thinking. Mine is just a small notebook, or anything I can doodle on.

    I've done it on tissue paper on a restaurant - funny stuff. Not to mention convenient.
  5. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    Back of the Napkin

    Very inspirational, definitely check out the videos ;)
  6. tim

    tim Senior Member

    Yes! I got a new one for christmas, love it. Got all my sh*t in TBH, it's pretty brilliant :D
  7. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    I only started using a scrapbook for design work a couple of years ago and I regret not doing it much earlier. I just always got too excited and went straight to the PC :). Sketching everything out on paper before turning on the Computer has improved my designs and digital artwork a lot. And I also like to draw/paint Graffiti so I use it for that as well.
  8. Soprano

    Soprano Member

    I have 3 or 4 notebooks lying around that I use for doodling/keeping notes in, and if I want to draw something by hand to edit on the computer I just do it in those then scan it into photoshop. I'd be lost without them, but I should probably just stick to the one book, I get annoyed having to look through them all for somethingI need :down:

    I cannot stop myself from buying stationary/notebooks, though! :lol:
  9. VertigoSFX

    VertigoSFX Senior Member

    I never thought about actually having some sort of mini-sketchbook specifically for design work...I usually just rip out a piece of paper, or a napkin and it gets lost in the shuffle. I just found a script idea for a movie I wrote like 2 months ago I had forgotten about!
  10. berry

    berry Active Member

    I have a scrapbook in my head. Full of useless junk, images and things I remember from books websites etc.
    Everynow and then I remember something and go back thru my mental library and find it in a book on page 257 or something as sad as that. I was told when i was a young pup to store and collate it all inside and upstairs. file it collate it and remember it. Because someday when your on a project, something clicks and you track it back. Nothing in this business is really original. it just a subliminal variation of something that is stored. Build the library. As for doodles, never be precious to ideas, throw them away and better ones will come. Then you start building the creative junk library.
  11. blueocto

    blueocto Senior Member

    Berry can you imagine if you put all those down into a journal - you would probably have the first Design Bible!
  12. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    I keep a scrapbook.

    I tend to jot down ideas and sketch things on odd bits of paper and layout pads and I end up with
    a large pile of them that I dare not throw away. Every now and then when the pile starts to get a little unstable
    (and my wife starts making remarks about it) I go through it and clip out all the good
    stuff and spraymount it into a scrapbook.

    This works better for me than keeping a sketch book as it separates the wheat from the chaff.
  13. berry

    berry Active Member

    Yeh, but it would have to come with a wheelbarrow attached to move it!;)
  14. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member


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  15. berry

    berry Active Member

    Great words, spot on! must use it!
  16. Clarissa

    Clarissa Junior Member

    I'd like to say that I'm organized in that I have several sketchbooks full of drawings, writing ideas, witty little euphemisms and so forth, but I'm not. The offensive term in that is "several". I'm working on a single one.
  17. twiggy8520

    twiggy8520 Senior Member

    I have a moleskine that i carry around with me all the time, it has references, ideas, sketches and scraps of paper and flyers and stickers i find when out. I also have a few files with stuff that i've collected, and have random images stuck on the walls of my studio which i change frequently. I seem to use my whole studio as a scrapbook
  18. thoughtandtheory

    thoughtandtheory Junior Member

    I use a plain old school notebook for basic ideas and sketches and then use Tumblr to keep my ideas, quotes, pics, etc.
  19. twiggy8520

    twiggy8520 Senior Member

    yeah tumblr is really good, or is good as well.
  20. Sunburn

    Sunburn Active Member

    I'm much the same as berry, just remember images designs etc etc, Occasionally I have uber! ideas when im half asleep, so I have been know in the wee hours to jot them down on some paper for the morning.. :) but thats about as far as it goes lol :)

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