Aaron Draplin’s Field Notes Memo Book Archive

April 12th, 2012

This is the type of video that makes my eyes well up and I become so inspired to go on a manhunt for lost design. Aaron Draplin as collected so many aged, original memo books over the years and is building an archive. You can see a sample of the collection here, and boy is it great. It’s beautiful and I absolutely can’t wait to see more of it.

I see one huge lesson in all of Aaron’s collecting, and it’s something that I’ve been trying to do on a smaller scale… I believe we should all be doing our part to rescue the lost great design. This also goes hand in hand with sharing great design as well. That’s all I have for you now on this great establishment, but expect more on this memo book collection in the future!

Posted by on 04/12/12 in Creativity & Thinking

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  1. Love this I think a lot designers and creative people can relate to this. My wife wonders why I am such a pack rat and become attached to random old stuff.

  2. Meng says:

    Thanks for the share, my GF recently got me into antiquing for classic design ephemera last year and Aaron’s memo books looks like a visually-rich collection.

  3. Dave Colquhoun says:

    These are amazing. It’s sad to think these days most people jut slap a logo on something and call it good. These are works of art, thank god someone like Mr. Draplin is preserving these. Very inspiring. I am very impressed by Draplin’s passion for these little gems. I need to hit up some flea markets. Thanks for posting this!

    By the way, this is a fantastic site.

  4. Shelby White says:

    @Dave, Thanks and you’re welcome!

  5. Chris says:

    Awesome video. Funny commentary, although I know you were serious.

  6. Doug says:

    great talent is the ability to be able to see the stories in everything and be passionate about even the plain, isn’t it?

  7. Looking at this makes me proud to be a designer that shares the same passion. He’s right there’s only about %1 of us out there. This was really great man thanks for sharing.

  8. Mikael says:

    Always comforting to see that I’m not the only one that has a small collection of design objects that has absolutely no monetary value but is worth the world to me. Thanks for sharing.

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