…OK, so not so new; I actually bought this a few months ago. However, being overly immersed in a digital production design job at the time, I’ve only had scant moments to work in it up to now. This is the same brand of sketchbook I used in my days as an Illustration student at FIT. I liked the paper for its slightly rough texture, and the color was one step down from pure white. And of course, it’s also cheap! It’s a flimsy paper, though, so it’s really just good for smashing through with pencil and some ink. Of course, smashing through is what this sketchbook is all about; running through page after page with no real rules, planting seeds instead of oak trees, and letting the good, the bad, and the ugly make its way onto the paper rather than merely being trapped in the mind, where all good ideas left too long perfect themselves, but then disappear into nothingness.