Illustrating the London Skyline

“I love drawing ornate architecture,” says London-based artist Robin Mackney. “When I started to draw architecture on location, I realized it became a form of meditation.” This month, Robin debuted his first solo exhibition featuring the Skyline Series. We followed him around downtown London as he biked to some of his favorite buildings and sketched them to life in […]

Read More…

In the Studio: Testing out our new sketch books

It’s easy to feel intimidated by a blank page of paper, but inspiration can happen anywhere. Our American-made, hard linen sketch books were made to experiment with different mediums and materials, and they’re the perfect tool for you to explore your ideas whenever the next great one hits. We spent the day inside The Detroit Wood […]

Read More…

For Love of the Written Word — Celebrating Calligraphy in our London Store

Chiara’s book Nib + Ink will make its debut on March 10 and we’ll have copies available at our London store.  Join us this Thursday from 6-9 p.m. for a glass of bubbly, and meet author Chiara Perano, who will be creating unique lettering to adorn complimentary journals at our London store (28 Foubert’s Pl, London […]

Read More…

The Story Of A Notebook

Introducing Dwight Livingstone Curtis, a New York-based writer who’s here to tell us about the many uses of a Shinola notebook. Take it away Dwight:   A notebook is more than just a .doc: it’s an artifact, a mark in time, a record of the act of creation.  It’s a seismograph for your subway rides […]

Read More…

The Indefinable Joy Of Paper

Many people have declared that the digital age marks the end of all things paper, including notebooks and journals. But we believe the opposite is true — that the inherent satisfaction of writing into a well-made notebook is more valuable than ever. Maybe it’s the texture of the paper, the feel of a bound journal, […]

Read More…

Posted in UncategorizedTagged