Inside Design: A Plumb Job

MacFadden & Thorpe by Jason Polan
Inside the Plumb Process with designer Brett MacFadden of design firm MacFadden & Thorpe. Sketch by Fall 2014 Plumb artist, Jason Polan.

In fall of 2012, our friend Tucker Nichols came to us with an interesting potential project. He had been talking to the people at Knock Knock about an idea for a new kind of blank notebook, one in which artists were given reign to create books that truly reflected their way of working and worldview. Fast-forward through a lot of this and that, and a few months later we found ourselves brainstorming what this imprint would be, what it would be called, and what kind of products we have dreamt of creating.

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Swiss Miss Loves Fall 2014 Plumb Notebooks

Swiss Miss Loves Plumb
Writes Tina: "This is the most charming notebook I have ever seen. It’s based based on the one Jason Polan uses while moving around and sketching the world. He holds his notebook close to his face when he draws, so he thought it would be appropriate to put eyes on the notebook’s back side. LOVE!"

This was a true treat in our virtual mailbox, after Tina Roth Eisenberg, the trendsetting doyenne of the blog Swiss Miss, received an actual package containing Jason Polan's Observation Notebook in her snail-mailbox.

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