The “note” in “notebook” also means “to notice”. Writing, diagrams and pictures are all ways that people immortalize the things they notice during their day-to-day life. And since a notebook is a common place for those observations, we wanted to make sure that our notebook would be kept close at hand. The MD Notebook is designed for simplicity so that what’s on your mind can be put on paper easily.
The MD Notebook has no cover. Why? Because it is important to us that you can see the pleasing texture of the materials as soon as you pick it up, and imagine how comfortable writing will be. No bells and whistles; just the pleasure of writing. And of course ease of writing is important too. Behind this no-frills design are a multitude of optimizations.
Threaded binding is used for MD Notebook, with 16-page quires bound at the back with thread. Threaded binding makes the pages both robust and easy to open. Usually used for items such as notebooks and journals that will be used for a long time, this binding’s ability to open to a full 180 degrees provides the ultimate comfort when writing, making writing a stress-free experience from start to finish.
Covers make a notebook more difficult to open, or cause wobbling. To stop these things from interfering with your writing comfort, the MD Notebook has no cover. This gives the MD Notebook an iconic design where you can see the mesh on the spine, called super, that is hidden under the cover in other notebooks. The exposed super spine bends easily, keeping the notebook open perfectly.
The MD Notebook comes in three designs: blank, lines and grid.
The blank type offers the ultimate freedom when putting your ideas on paper. You can even use the two-page spread as a single canvas when drawing.
The type with lines has a thick line at the center so that you can divide each page in half or divide a two-page spread into quarters. Use it for notes or a diary, or add dates and use it as a schedule.
The grid type has 5mm squares with gaps in between, like the old genko yoshi used for writing in Japan. Every 5 and 10 squares are marked, making it easy to count how many characters are written, and the lines of the grid are pale blue so that they will not interfere with your writing or sketches.