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Entries in Moleskine (34)

Wednesday
Mar122008

SXSW Interactive 2008 Sketchnotes

SXSWi 2008 Sketchnotes: First Spread

Welcome BoingBoing readers! Be sure to check out my follow-up post called Lessons Learned from my SXSW Sketchnotes too!

SXSW Interactive 2008 Sketchnotes are up!
I've just completed scanning, tuning and uploading 34 pages of sketchnotes I captured in my pocket Moleskine sketchbook at SXSW Interactive earlier this week.

I think the sketchnotes turned out well, and it was no problem for me to continuously create them for nearly every session I attended. I certainly went through ink in my G2 mini pens — I'm glad I brought several along.

With the SEED Conference sketchnotes being pretty popular, I'm curious to see how these SXSW sketchnotes are received. While sketchnotes capture concentrated concepts for each session well, I think they're even better at awakening ideas stored in the minds of session attendees.

Speakers Featured
Here are the speakers featured in the SXSW Interactive Sketchnotes: Naz Hamid, Veronica Belmont, Casey McKinnon, Ryan King, Glenda Bautista, Ariel Waldman, John Gruber, Michael Lopp, Jim Coudal, Dan Rubin, Didier Hilhorst, Eris Stassi, Lea Alcantara (sorry for the Leah misspell in the notes!), Ben Brown and Frank Warren.

Finally, here's the FlickrSlidr Slideshow set:


Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did creating them! :-)

Stats on Flickr — Wow!
Sketchnote Stats

Check out Shaun Swick's very cool SXSW Sketchnotes 08 Flickr Set for another perspective.

Dave Gray does his style of sketchnotes on 3x5 notecards, check out his set from VizThink08.

Related Mentions:
Coudal Partners
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Rob Hinchcliffe
Jeremy Greenawalt
Laughing Squid
Thinkcage
The Guardian: Jemima Kiss' PDA Blog
TechMeme
Scot Hacker
SXSW Baby!
MetaNotes
The Center for Graphic Facilitation
Alphachimp Studio
EverydayUX
Inbound Gowanus
Praxis101
AdRANTs
Palabrerío
etherbrain
lab:kloud9
Electric Weekend
BizRevolution
GlobalNerdy: Joey deVilla
iPlot: Tim Lebrecht
Paul Isakson
PoppyTalk
Karma Cool
FrogDesign Frogblog
Howie Chang
Moleskinerie
Viaspire
That's Right
20seven
Memoirs on a Rainy Day
pica+pixel
Jason Santa Maria
Brand Flakes for Breakfast
My Back Channel
Hoi Polloi Report
SpinCity.org
CNET: Matter/Anti-Matter
The Opine
Danny Gregory
Boing Boing
Digital Web Magazine
Nortypig
Ship's Biscuit
Bionic Teaching
CCLaP
Newpress Blog of the World
dev.upian.com
Full Circle Associates
The Agenda: The Fifth Column
Garrison Reid
Under Consideration: Quipsologies No. 47
That Dismal Science
The 20x200 Blog
Palm Addict
Aperte
Overnight Lows
OS Meus Apontadores
Boy Meets Blog
Picture Imperfect
Miiitch
Horse1Asia
About Design: R. Bird
Speak Up!
Caminews
Alex Jones
Shaunline.com
Ozoux.com
TeamForty
BeaconFire Consulting
The Pen Addict
Live Exhaust
Candyjar
Jeff Lin
Flirty Sanchez
Nick Chapman
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Tommy Young's Idle Musings
weBranding
unquiet.hart

Wednesday
Feb132008

Moleskine Sticky Note Map Hack

Moleskine Stick Note Map Hack

Here's a handy hack I've been using lately to carry a map and notes along with my hacked Moleskine Weekly Planner notebook.

I use a standard 3" x 5" yellow sticky note to draw a map, with directions, address, phone numbers and whatever else I might need to get to my meeting.

Then I attach the long, sticky edge to the spine side of the Moleskine (left edge) and then slide the loose edge of the sticky note under the elastic band (right side), so it won't catch the corners in my pocket.

Once I'm done with the map, I can save it in the back of my Moleskine planner for later use, or toss it out.

This approach also works well for task lists and any other at-a-glance information you need to see without opening up the Moleskine.

Thursday
Jan312008

INeedCoffee: Creating the 2008 Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar

Espresso SketchtoonMichael Allen Smith, the publisher of INeedCoffee.com provided a great opportunity to share how I created my 2008 Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar, in the February 2008 issue of INeedCoffee.

In the article, I share details of my inspiration, how I researched coffee drinks and the process of sketching, scanning and production to create the 2008 Sketchoon Coffee Calendar.

Here's a teaser:

A few years ago, my wife and I went looking for coffee-themed calendars to be used as gifts for coffee-loving friends. We were very surprised to find none in the calendar kiosks at the local malls or at coffee shops and very few to choose from online.

Being creative people, we decided to create our own calendar, using Cafe Press to print them. Our first calendar used black and white photos and was received very well by our 2 friends.

About the same time, I'd been working on a drawing style I had created called Sketchtoons where I mixed loose sketches with hand-written notes in my Moleskine sketchbook. I decided to do a new calendar, creating sketchtoons for 12 coffee drinks.

In this article, I'll document how I came up with the ideas, drew, scanned and colorized them for use in calendars and other items, and then marketed and sold the calendar with no budget.

I invite you to read the entire article: Creating the 2008 Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar and check out the excellent coffee resources on INeedCoffee.com.

Even better: get in touch with Michael and submit your articles, reviews, and artwork for potential publication in a future monthly issue of the INeedCoffee Newsletter.

Friday
Nov302007

Square Sketchtoon Coffee Wallpapers for Palm & iPod

Latte (320x320 Wallpaper)

It seems the vertical 320 x 480px coffee sketchtoon wallpapers for the iPhone, iPod touch and Palm OS devices with vertical screens are quite popular!

Since square-formatted screens on Palms and iPods can also make use of wallpapers, I've created a new set of twelve 320 x 320px wallpapers.

Each coffee wallpaper is a 320 x 320px color JPG file, available as a free download from Flickr, for personal use.

Coffee Calendar
If you like the wallpapers, please consider picking up a Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar for yourself or a coffee-loving friend as a unique gift as a way to say thanks.

Donations
Not a calendar person? consider a PayPal donation, and I will be happy to send you a complete set of 12 JPGs as a ZIP file:



Thanks, and have a great weekend! :-)

Monday
Nov262007

Sketchtoon Coffee iPhone/iPod touch Wallpapers

Espresso (iPhone/iPod touch Wallpaper)Now that the Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar is complete and available for sale, I've been considering ways to make other interesting items with these illustrations.

Today I was inspired by Les & Ian's comments on my last post to create a custom 12-pack of sketchtoon coffee wallpapers, designed especially for iPhone and iPod touch screens.

Each sketchtoon coffee wallpaper is a 320x480px color JPG file, available at Flickr as a free download for personal use on your iPhone or iPod touch.

If you like the wallpaper art, consider picking up a Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar for yourself or a coffee-loving friend as a unique gift.

Donations
If you'd like to send a donation for these wallpapers via PayPal, I'll be happy to send the complete set of 12 JPGs as a ZIP file:




Thanks! :-)

Update 2007-11-28: I've uploaded Flickr, having adjusted the images to fit properly within the clear window on the iPhone/iPod touch login screen. If you have an older version, check out the updated images and get a new version.

Palm and Windows Mobile Users: Please drop me a line and let me know if you're interested in wallpapers for your devices. I'm currently gauging whether I want to produce these in a few more sizes, like 320x320 and 240x320. Let me know what sizes you might prefer.