Sketch Books




Today’s artists work with their sketchbooks in many different ways. Some use their sketchbooks in foundation courses for recording ideas in the field. Others use them as art journals for finished work, utilizing a variety of dry and wet media. Stillman & Birm meets this wide range of artists’ needs with sketchbooks containing robust, high-performance art papers.

Only Stillman & Birn offers a sketchbook system that gives artists the choice of paper weight, shade, and surface type best suited to their specific techniques. With both internal and surface sizing, the papers have exceptional wet strength that support the application of multiple washes. Similarly, just as the paper’s sizing retards water absorption. pigment stays on the surface of the sheet. The result exceptionally glowing colour.

Stillman and Birns bindings are equally rugged. Their hardbound bindings – stiff when new- are designed to be broken in. The spines get eased in and then lay completely flat, accommodating both tw0-page drawing layouts and flatbed scanning.
At present we are only stocking a small range as the full range is not yet available in this country, but should be within the year. We will increase our range according to demand, but are able to get other sizes by special request.

Alpha Series

Heavy Weight 150gsm, natural white, vellum, hardbound.

SIZES: [4″ x 6″]    [5 1/2″ x  8 1/2″]   [8 1/2″ x 11″]

Beta Series

Extra Heavy Weight 270gsm, Natual White.

SIZES: [7″ x 10″ Wirebound Cold Pressed]    [5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Hardbound]

Gamma Series

Heavyweight, Hardbound Ivory Vellum surface.

SIZES:  [11″ x 14″]    [9″ x6″]

*Please note that product availability can be affected by supply issues. If you are looking for a specific product, please feel free to call us on (07) 3869 2444 to check availability.

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