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This Artist Keeps the Most Beautiful Sketchbooks I Have Ever Seen

Artist José Naranja is a self-professed notebook maker and his incredible sketchbooks have earned him a passionate following online. A former aeronautic engineer, Naranja’s sketchbook adventures began in 2005 when he purchased his first pocket-sized Moleskine. Since then he’s been using the books to write, sketch, collage and remember his daily experiences while travelling or just living everyday life. These days, José now makes his own sketchbooks, a bookbinding process that he has laid out how to do yourself on his blog. He’s also compiled his favorite works into a…

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20+ Times People Found Some Truly Perfect Handwriting Examples That Were Too Good Not To Share (New Pics)

While calligraphy continues to flourish in the forms of wedding and event invitations, font design and typography, having nice handwriting doesn’t really get you that much social cred anymore. Luckily, for those who are blessed with natural talent or have worked hard on their craft, there are places on the internet where you are still appreciated! The subreddit penmanshipporn has long been such a place, where scribes come together to share and celebrate the aesthetic value of their pen productions. #67 Weekly Journaling Spread . . . . Read more:…

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The Best Two-Sentence Horror Stories Of All Time

If you think you need a full book or movie to tell a scary story, then you’re wrong! Just check out these chilling two-sentence horror stories that are bound to give you goosebumps. A flash of lightning momentarily illuminates your bedroom, and you see that there are dozens of ravens perched around your bed, staring at you. They’re getting germs all over your things! Via Giphy.com Trembling, you pull back the shower curtain. No, it can’t be: another shower curtain. Via Giphy.com Offering a truce, he held out his hand,…

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The British Library Has Fully Digitized 570 Pages of Leonardo da Vincis Visionary Notebooks

The British Library has fully digitized one of Leonardo da Vinci’s visionary notebooks, ‘The Codex Arundel’, and anyone is free to view and browse the prized historical artifact in amazing high-resolution detail. The British Library has uploaded 570 high-res images of the notebook, which features a collection of papers written in Italian by Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1452, d. 1519), in his characteristic left-handed mirror-writing (reading from right to left), including diagrams, drawings and brief texts, covering a broad range of topics in science and art, as well as personal…

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