Work in Progress

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

- Blank Table of Contents, 4 pages
- 121 numbered pages
- Ruling: dotted
- Ribbon bookmark
- 135mm x 200mm
- Soft Cover 300gsm
- High quality paper 120gsm
- Lays flat

If you’re still reading, then I’m going to guess you enjoy multiple writing instruments, including fountain pens. You’re probably OK with non-standard sizing. (This is 13mm less wide and 10mm less tall than A5)

Octagon-Design have been on my radar for a while, but I’d never got around to actually placing an order. Then, they got in touch, with their new catalogue. I quickly forwarded it on to Clare and got on with something else. She came back, suggesting that we should order some stock. Obedient fellow that I am, I did as bidden.

Early this week, some samples came to Cyprus in my “Clare package”. My first impression was that these books are thoughtfully, intentionally, *designed.

The To-do book was instantly snaffled by Mrs L. A sure sign of desirability.

I kept hold of “Work in Progress”, the specifications of which begin this post. Quite apart from the alluring specs, the book is orange. A lovely bright orange. I think Mssrs Hurley & Dowdy might be very taken with this notebook. They might also like the inscription on the inside cover. I do.

YOU CAN WRITE.
YOU CAN DRAW.
YOU CAN WRITE AND DRAW.
YOU CAN WRITE POEMS.
YOU CAN START A CHAIN. WRITE A POEM AND ABANDON THE NOTEBOOK FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO FIND.
YOU CAN DO THE SAME BUT EXPLAINING SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF INSTEAD.
YOU CAN WRITE DOWN YOUR DREAMS.
YOU CAN USE IT AS A BLACKLIST.
YOU CAN USE IT TO EVEN A TABLE.
YOU CAN START A BONFIRE.
YOU CAN ALSO USE IT FOR ANY OTHER REASON.



Isn't that cool?

The acid test. What’s it like to write in?

I daresay Scrib and Amanda will get their hands on some, and tell you all about it, but for me, this paper is right up there. Bright white, smooth fountain pen paper, with a proper weight to it? Sign me up.

This is the real deal.

Octagon use multiple paper types, so check the specs before you buy - there are lighter papers too.

I have a feeling this is going to be a new favourite for many.




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