I will be the first one to say that high fashion doesn’t make sense. The hair, the makeup and the costumes, it’s all a reminder of how much I don’t know about the fashion world. Most guys are clueless about the latest fashion trends. Give us a white t-shirt, a pair of torn jeans and a bandana and you’ll have us singing – Born in the U.S.A – while we walk down the catwalk. Fashion, what ever that might be at this given moment, is not just personal style, but a reflection of how we feel. We are the end result of every stitch, fabric, pattern and design element that encompasses our wardrobe. Your closet is a roller coaster of emotions, so hold on tight.
Your Notepad…Your identity
If you’ve ever had the trouble of choosing an outfit for a wedding ceremony, a birth day party or a Tuesday, then choosing a notepad is not going to be easy. Notepads now come in a variety of customization options, which means that you are probably going to be at odds with what’s available. Choose from a variety of ink and paper color options, upload your own artwork or a personal photograph, or simply decide on a lettering style you like. In the end, your notepad is like the outfit you chose to wear today. It is a reflection of how you want the world to perceive you.
Don’t Take It Personally!
Personalization is a word we use quite often. It implies freedom…William Wallace would be proud. Personalization is a word used to describe the freedom that you are given to express yourself visually on a piece of stationery. Acknowledge a family member or friend on a card by saying thank you or honor the birthday boy or girl with a fun note. Personalization also suggests personality. The way you personalize your next stationery item can say a lot about what you do and who you are.
Your Daily Notes’ Check List
Consider the following features before choosing your next notepad.
- Paper quality: Shuffle through the paper like you would a deck of cards. If it feels firm to the touch then you have a winner. Also, listen for the sound your notepad paper makes. Ever hear the propeller of a single jet airplane roaring in the distance? Yup, that’s the sound of paper gold.
- Ink: It’s the print quality of the ink that will make a notepad stand out. First impressions are everything.
- Personalization: The way you choose to customize your notepad is important. Factors like your career, personal taste, and location (like your home or office) may way heavily in your decision.
Introducing Three Designer Notepad Mockups
The following notepad mockups all have different themes and design elements inspired by the four cardinal points, the ocean or geometric shapes that feature a digital Arabic look. Each notepad has a distinctive font, one line of personalization, and feature ink colors that are appropriate to the look of each concept.
Digital Canopy List
Surfs Up List
Nautical Name List