Forget the computer — here’s why you need to write and design by hand

Forget the computer — here’s why you need to write and design by hand

J.K. Rowling scribbled along the first 40 names of characters that will can be found in Harry Potter in a paper notebook. J.J. Abrams writes his first drafts in a paper notebook. Upon his come back to Apple in 1997, Steve Jobs first cut through the complexity that is existing drawing a straightforward chart on whiteboard. Needless to say, they’re not the ones that are only…

Here’s the notebook that belongs to Pentagram partner Michael Bierut. All the pages inside the notebook resemble the best side, although he’s got believed to Design Observer which he had lost a particularly precious notebook, which contained “a drawing my then 13-year-old daughter Liz did that she claims is the original sketch for the Citibank logo.”

Author Neil Gaiman’s notebook, who writes his books — including American Gods, The Graveyard Book, plus the final two thirds of Coraline — by hand.

And a notebook from information designer Nicholas Felton, who visualized and recorded a decade of his life in data, and created the Reporter app. Continue reading “Forget the computer — here’s why you need to write and design by hand”