MD PAPER PRODUCTS

With this soft paper, nothing stands between you and your vision

When you’re working on art, you need strong, smooth paper that won’t form fuzz under friction.

With our soft cotton paper, pencil and paint alike spread smoothly.

20% of the material used for MD PAPER Cotton is soft-textured cotton pulp to achieve the best possible comfort when drawing.

When we set out to create MD Cotton, we asked ourselves why people make art.

We think artists want to capture images in their mind or the things they see, so we designed this paper so that nothing stands between you and your vision.

MD Notebook Cotton

The sizes of MD Notebook Cotton have been optimized for drawing, with the range now featuring F0 size (H180xW140mm), F2 size (H240xW190mm) and an F3 variant (H273x210mm).

Incidentally, the F stands for “figure” – this French standard is based on the golden ratio for portraits and other pictures.

MD Notebook Cotton has now been increased from 176 to 200 pages.

The bigger a notebook is, the longer you can use it, and the longer you use it, the more it will come to have a place in your heart.

Everything you draw, even the little sketches that only take up one page, will be full of special memories.

The unique texture of the paper adds to the pleasure of drawing.

MD Pencil Drawing Kit

Everything you need for pencil drawings in one set!

A good pencil drawing has a variety of different elements – thin, delicate lines that express motion are combined with soft, thick lines and bold shading.

This drawing kit provides everything you need with five pencils in a variety of graphite grades, along with essential caps and a sharpener.

Like so many other MD products, this set is simple on the surface with a hidden depth – inside the simple, compact package is everything you need for complex pencil drawings.

The MD Pencil Drawing Kit contains five pencils, from soft 6B, 4B and 2B pencils to the harder B and HB grades.

The range has been carefully selected to suit the characteristics of MD Cotton paper.

The caps are made from light nickel-plated brass.
The sharpener is made entirely in Japan, from the body to the blade and screws.

All of this understated quality is the result of our ongoing pursuit of comfort for everyone who uses our products.

MD Notebook Bag & MD Tote Bag Chita Cotton

The same soft texture in a bag you can use every day.

Cotton has a comfortable texture unlike any other.
We wanted you to be able to enjoy it every day, not just when you open your notebook, and so MD Notebook Bag and Tote Bag were born.

Just pop your pencils or brushes inside and you’re ready to go.

These simple yet iconic bags express the way blank space is part of the MD Notebook experience, providing a daily reminder that life is a blank canvas.

Designed to be used as a bag-in-bag, the MD Notebook Bag perfectly fits the F3 variant size of MD Notebook Cotton, preventing your notebook from getting creased or bent.

A strap is included so that it’s easy to retrieve from your main bag.

An ultra-versatile single-strap bag.
The strap is just the right length to add and remove items easily.

This bag can even hold a laptop and other work items.

Both the MD Notebook Bag and the MD Tote Bag have the same tag-style case leather pen holder as the MD Notebook Cover.

Simply insert pens in the holder on the outside of the bag and you’ll be able to start writing the moment inspiration strikes – no more searching for your pen case!

Commitment to craft

The bags are made from Chita cotton, a fabric that has been woven in the Chita Peninsula of Aichi prefecture since the Edo period (1603-1868).

Even today, fabric is spun using shuttle looms that were adopted during the Meiji period (1868-1912).

The fabric is produced in traditional Japanese rolls of cloth measuring 38cm wide, and the narrow size adds to the minimalistic style that MD is known for.

The simple look belies incredible quality – the moment you touch this thin, soft fabric, you can tell that it’s made from extremely finely woven cotton.

This is a unique method called tussah weaving, where a single thread is woven vertically and layered with two thin threads horizontally to create cotton whose horizontal ridges create a subtle pattern that you can see when you look closely.

Lineup

Available
February
2019

MD Notebook Cotton
[F0]

15255006

Available
February
2019

MD Notebook Cotton
[F2]

15256006

Available
February
2019

MD Notebook Cotton
[F3 Variant]

15257006

Available
February
2019

MD Pencil Drawing Kit

35368006

Available
March
2019

MD Notebook Bag
[F3 Variant] Chita Cotton

53325006

Available
March
2019

MD Tote Bag
Chita Cotton

53326006

Specification

MD Notebook Cotton F0 F2 F3 Variant
Size H180×W140×D11mm H240×W190×D11mm H273×W210×D11mm
Weight approx.227g approx.405g approx.508g
Inner Paper 200pages
Cover Paraffin paper
Specifications Bookmark string / Label stickers / Thread-stitched book-binding
MD Pencil Drawing Kit
Size Pencil: 176×∅7mm
Cap: 55×∅9mm
Sharpener: H20×W29×D12mm
Package Size H185×W95×D15mm
Weight approx.47g
Material / Specifications Pencil: HB/B/2B/4B/6B ×1 each…5 total
Cap: Brass (nickel plated) 5pcs
Sharpener: Styrene resin with SK-2 steel blade
MD Notebook Bag & MD Tote Bag Chita Cotton MD Notebook Bag MD Tote Bag
Size H290×W240×D8mm H400×W350×D8mm
(handle length 600mm)
Weight approx.93g approx.151g
Material / Specifications Bag: Chita cotton
Pen holder: Goat leather

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