A simple notebook that is optimized to make writing easy.
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 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.
The MD Notebook is designed to match the sizes of books in Japan, with a range of four sizes: A6 (pocket edition size), B6 Slim (paperback size), A5 (hardback size) and A4 (magazine size).
It’s just the right size to place next to your favorite books on your shelf!
It also comes with index tabs that coordinate perfectly with the coverless design and exposed super spine.
Some are printed with frequently used items such as “IDEA” or “DIARY”, while others are left blank so that you can add your own headings. They can also be stuck to the top to hold the string in place.
The MD Notebook comes in two types of paper: MD Paper Cream and MD Paper Cotton.
For most of MD Pape’s history since it was first developed in the 1960s, MD Paper was only available in white. This paper was used in MIDORI’s Diaries, Daily Journal and Diamond Memo, and remains a long-standing favorite.
MD Paper Cream was launched in 2006. With a warmer color that is gentle on the eye, this paper is ideal for writing with a fountain pen. It also has the perfect balance between smoothness and a little resistance, ensuring comfort and making writing a pleasure.
MD Paper Cotton was developed in 2013, with cotton pulp used for 20% of the materials, giving it a soft, fuzzy texture. Cotton paper is also extremely durable and preservable, and has long enjoyed a reputation as high-quality paper in Europe, where it was used for important paperwork and official documents for centuries. Its fibers are longer and narrower than those of pulp, giving it a smooth, pleasing texture with a softness that feels like it is infused with air.
This cotton-soft white paper is ideal not only for classic fountain pens but for colored pencils too. This special version of MD Notebook is available only with blank pages, as a specialist art notebook.
|A6||B6 Slim||A5||A4 Variant|
|Specifications||Bookmark string / Label stickers / Thread-stitched book-binding|
The use of blank space on our letter pad and envelopes heightens the effect of the paper’s texture.