Back-to-School: Get Ready to Take Some Notes

September 6, 2018
Moth Magic by Yelena Bryksenkova

It’s back-to-school time! Are you ready? We’re here for you with fifteen beautiful styles of notebooks in our collection by Red Cap artists, Becca Stadtlander, Yelena Bryksenkova, Kelsey Garrity-Riley, Anna Emilia Laitinen, Dinara Mirtalipova, Carolyn Gavin and Kate Pugsley. They’re all ready to be scribbled on and doodled in and written on and signed.

Want to make the most of your notebook? Cut down on pages used with good old shorthand. Do you remember doing this in school? I’ve completely deleted all of these lessons from my memory, so we’re in this together! Here’s a great common word guide to get us started:

Image courtesy Gregg
Citrus Peach by Kelsey Garrity-Riley
Notebooks by Kelsey Garrity-Riley
Little Bugs by Becca Stadtlander

Want some more back-to-school fun? Here’s a list of stuff to get you excited:

• Got nervous first-timers? Check out this heart-felt book, School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex with illustrations by our own Red Cap artist, Christian Robinson. Read more about it here, on Arlo’s Book Club, along with a bunch of other wonderful back-to-school books.

• Grab yourself an amazing backpack, pencil case and more at our own Kate Pugsley‘s bag and accessories project, Formal Dept.

• Shorthand will never die. Here’s a great article from The Atlantic about the lost technology of shorthand: “How to Write 225 Words Per Minute With a Pen.

• And while we’re at it, don’t forget about THIS amazing Shorthand, right here in Los Angeles.

Happy back-to-school, everyone!!

Elegant Sage by Carolyn Gavin