Magma Sketchbook: Design & Art Direction


They're back, and better than ever! Magma sketchbooks are more than a place to sketch, they're a creative resource. Ideally suited for designers, graphic designers, illustrators, art directors... really, anyone working in the creative industries or simply interested in exploring their creativity. Includes 136 blank pages, two different paper stocks suitable for sketching with pens, pencils, chalk, charcoal and pastels, plus 16 pages of useful information on: types and sizes of paper, pencils, paint and brushes; human proportions and the golden section; methods for stretching paper and canvas; framing and printmaking techniques; digital file types and their uses; and a glossary of useful terms.

The sketchbooks are designed by award-winning designers Matt Willey and Zoe Bather of Studio8. They are obsessed with print and have designed, among many other print-based projects, the books 100 Years of Menswear and Angaza Afrika as well as the magazines Elephant, Futu, Map and Plastique.

  • Two paper stocks, good for many types of media
  • 152 pages
  • 9½ x 7⅛ ins
  • Thick paper cover
  • Three bookmarks
  • Useful reference information