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DESIGN YOUR OWN CUSTOM SKETCH BOOK – Ideal for drawing, sketching, ink. It's even watercolor friendly.
Hand-bound by Alex and Magu at Transient Books

Note: All photos in this listing are examples of what is possible. You get to design your own cover (see design questions below).
Request your FREE COVER MOCK UP today. See what your book will look like before ordering!

6 " wide by 8 " tall. 5/8" thick. / 15.5 cm wide x 20.5 cm tall x 1.9 cm thick
8.5" wide by 11" tall. 5/8" thick. / 22 cm wide x 28 cm tall x 1.9 cm thick

Book specs:
40 sheets/80 pages, 160 gm white paper. UNLINED, heavy weight, matte, ideal for a wide variety of mediums (ink, pencil, collage, even watercolor friendly.)
Hard back covers.
All acid-free materials.
Hand crafted from start to finish.
FLAT BACK BINDING: These books lay open all the way flat for comfortable, resistant use.
See the binding process here: http://www.transientbooks.com/process.html#3

Do you need a book more oriented towards WRITING, as opposed to SKETCHING/DRAWING? Try our BLANK JOURNALS. They have more pages, they can be lined (optional), and they use a more economical (but equally as resistant) binding style.
See https://www.etsy.com/listing/61622579/personalized-hand-bound-blank-journal

We gladly provide cover mock ups. See what your cover will look like before ordering!


FIRST you zoom in on the fifth photo above, the color palette.

SECOND, you make the following choices:
1. Color of the spine canvas.

2. Color of the cover paper.

3. Text on cover? (Please specify font and placement on the cover.)

4. Inlaid image or logo on cover? (Send us a jpeg as an attachment in an email.)

5. Color of ribbon page marker? No extra charge. Just let us know a color preference.

6. Browse the EXTRAS below and add any that appeal to you to your shopping cart.

7. Send us a message with all this news.

And that's it.

The possibilities are infinite! E-mail us with any questions or ideas.
BE AMAZING with extras:
A. House your custom sketch book in a hard back slip case.
Small: $39 https://www.etsy.com/listing/83213844/custom-hard-back-slip-case-to-house-6-x
Large: $59 https://www.etsy.com/listing/72627759/custom-hard-back-slip-case-to-house-85-x

B. Or even more incredible: house your custom sketchbook in a clam shell box.
Small: $69 https://www.etsy.com/listing/69194248/custom-clam-shell-box-6-x-8-x-1-content
Large: $82 https://www.etsy.com/listing/65242218/custom-clam-shell-box-portfolio-for


Frequently asked questions about TransientBooks

We gladly GIFT WRAP, no extra cost. Just let us know you're interested.
We gladly do custom orders! Our turn around varies, do consult.
And, we're very happy to provide cover mock ups free of charge. Just let us know what you have in mind.
We gladly offer wholesale or bulk order discounts. Just let us know what you're interested in.
On all custom orders we provide cover mock ups before creating your book.

Custom Sketchbook / Drawing Journal. Artist's Notebook. Ideal for sketching, drawing, ink. You Design the Cover. Handbound.


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: binders board, 140 gram cover paper, mull, 90 gram white paper for the pages, ink jet printing, ribbon, binding thread, pva glue
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 516 reviews
  • Favorited by: 23 people