Archie Grand Notebooks for Friend or Foe
Archie Grand Notebooks are my newest office supply addiction. The cheeky Swedish brand of products for “shopaholics, artists, royal´s and 55 other breeds of charlatans, scoundrels and luminaries” has a collection of juicy pop colored sketchbooks, notebooks and tea towels in hues rivaling skittles. It’s like my notebook dream come true.
If my reading of the about page is correct, Archie Grand wants us all to live more creatively. They even have some ideas as to how to go about this task:
- How do we start?
I would say to you ”Start using your hands your eyes and your mind. Use them to: Create, record, write, cut and paste. Use everyday objects, bus tickets, photographs news articles, love letters , etc., etc. Use scissors and scalpels, glue and pens, paint, a chain-saw, cut past and build”
I Met and Like is the jumping off point for the notebooks, but obviously, you aren’t actually required to follow the covers explicitly. This is a good thing because I’m pretty sure “Designers I Met and Liked” would be nothing but a blank ass notebook. But there will be no blank Archie Grand notebooks on my watch because they are too beautifully constructed (inside and out) to go to waste.
Archie Grand has also solved my yellow sketchbook problem (as in I couldn’t find one) and so I’m sure I’ll be writing about these notebooks rather obsessively over the course of the next few months as I amass my collection. Slowly, of course, because they are rather spendy. I was lucky to score my first stash of them for about $1.25. I know. You totally hate me right now.