I’ve been following a conversation string on LinkedIn about sketchbooks and thought I would post a graphic on how I use my sketchbook.
The problem with putting so much information in books is finding that information later when you need it. I have solved this problem – and this is how it is done. Perhaps this technique will help others
I take a fresh moleskin and number every odd page on the bottom right corner. It’s a waste of time numbering every page, and we all know how architects like odd numbers. Then as information is entered from front to back ( in a conventional manner), I start at the BACK of the moleskin and enter the project number, a 2-3 word description and the page number. So the sketchbook is being filled in front to back with data, and back to front with indexing.
I have had to look up sketches and measurements from the past – THIS WORKS
Below is an excerpt from one of my books. Note the page number at the bottom right, and the corresponding page on the index.