To be upfront, I do not do many reviews and know that there are plenty of bloggers out there that post quality reviews of everything from paper, pens, inks, and pencils. I thought that I would try to do something a little different and am going to post pictures of writing samples on each one of the papers. I have pulled four of my favorite quotes about books and writings, and have used the same quotes and inks (for the most part...had a couple of pens run out and wanted something different) for each. I will post front and back pictures of each so that you can get an idea as to the feathering/shading on each one of the samples, as well as a few of my personal comments.
As comparison, I have also pulled a sample of Moleskine and a sample of a Franklin-Christoph journal so that you can see how things stack up. In this post, I will start with those two samples to give you an idea of how they will run.
First up, the every present Moleskine journal:
|Moleskine Cahier front|
|Moleskine Cahier back|
Next, the Franklin-Christoph journal:
The pens and ink combinations used on these samples is relatively the same throughout most of the reviews, but I will post any differences when they show up. Above you will see:
Noodler's Baystate Blue in a TWSBI Diamond 540 with fine nib (my favorite pen/ink combo);
J. Herbin Poussiere de Luna in a TWSBI Classic with extra fine nib (Franklin-Christoph);
Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Guri in a 1956 Parker 51 aerometric with fine nib (Moleskine);
Noodler's Nikita in a Retro 51 Tornado fountain pen with medium nib; and
Retro 51 Tornado rollerball with a Schmidt ink cartridge.
Week 1's paper reviews will be up soon, but until then you can check out Rhodia Drive's blog for each weeks paper project reviews and samples.