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This multi purpose, oversized journal is ideal for writers and artists.
· Perfect for writing, ink, collage, sketching, watercolor*, you name it.
· Exquisite design, heirloom quality binding, all acid free materials.
· The heavy weight, matte pages have a lovely drape and the book's overall dimensions inspire one into great creations.
· EASY TO ORDER. We're real humans that answer emails and make books.
· Either choose from our designs or create your own. Get more ideas here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TransientBooks?section_id=21226613
· Get your FREE cover mock up today. See what your journal will look like BEFORE ordering.

· 8.5" wide by 11" tall by 1.5" thick, hard-back cover.
· 21.6 x 28 x 4 cm
· 150 sheets/300 pages of heavy weight, matte paper. WHITE. Unlined.
· Hand-crafted from start to finish.
· We use what is called a Tight Back Binding for these thick books. They have reinforced, rounded spines that we shape by hand. See how they're made here: http://transientbooks.com/process.html#2
· These sketchbooks lay open all the way flat for comfortable use.


{FIRST} you should check out our awesome color palette: https://www.etsy.com/listing/225963278/transient-books-color-palette (no need to purchase!)
Zoom in on the three photos there to see all the options.

{SECOND} let us know the following:
1. Color of the binding canvas.

2. Color of the cover paper (if applicable).

3. Cover Text or Logo? (Content, placement, font choice. Files, if needed, can be sent to us here via etsy or to alex(a)transientbooks.com)

4. Color of ribbon page marker? No extra charge.

5. Send us a message with all this news.

{THIRD} Contemplate the extras in life:
· Enjoy the feel of deckled edges (hand torn fore edges). See https://www.etsy.com/listing/99866128/extra-deckled-edges-for-our-custom-hand
· Be Amazing. House your book in a hard back slip case. See https://www.etsy.com/listing/67903102/custom-hard-back-slip-case-slip-case-for
· Or even more amazing. House your custom book in a clam shell memento box. Order it an extra inch deep and it becomes an ideal place to store mementos and keepsakes. See last photo above or more at https://www.etsy.com/listing/503867582/custom-clam-shell-box-storage-box-for
And that's it.

The possibilities are infinite! E-mail us with any questions or ideas.



IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTE: If you're overcharged with the combined shipping fee, we will refund the difference between what you were charged and what it actually costs to ship.


FAQ about our Deluxe Sketchbooks:
· *Watercolor: Many clients use these books for watercolor, although the paper is not specifically for this medium. Many clients have been very happy with its response to this medium, but do keep in mind it is not specifically water color paper. When doing watercolor, the page below the one in use should be protected with a sheet of plastic.
· We're unable to LINE the pages. The sheets are too large to fit through our printers.
· Extra ribbon page markers are no extra charge, just let us know what you'd like.

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.
Of course! We're happy to offer wholesale or bulk order discounts. Just let us know what you're interested in.
Of course! We don't complete custom orders until we get the go ahead from you. I try to get cover mock ups to folks in less than 48 hours.
We're self employed, we work all the time! (But we do take random Tuesday afternoons off, just because.) I try to answer all emails in less than 48 hours. For the most part we work Monday to Friday, 8-6 EST. I do tend to check in with folks over the weekend, though, too. We're always glad you were in touch, and we try to answer as soon as humanly possible, but I do have to turn that darn phone off every so often or I'll lose my mind (and drive my children absolutely nuts).
We're physically located in the sierras of Córdoba, Argentina (although I'm from Oregon originally). We ship regularly to our US distributor in Oregon so you only pay shipping from there. Read more about the amazing Transient Books experience on our About Us Page.
Our turn around varies! It depends on where you catch us in the cycle. We're physically located in the sierras of Córdoba, Argentina (although I'm from Oregon originally). We ship regularly to our US distributor in Oregon so you only pay shipping from there. Be in touch and I'll let you know when you can expect to receive a custom order. Sometimes the wait can be as little as 10 days, but a usual turn around is about three weeks, from your first email to the actual delivery to your door.

It's also worth keeping in mind that our turn around time is influenced by the wonder of hand crafting all items from start to finish according to your specifications.

Items found in our Gift Shop (in stock, ready to go) ship within 2 business days.
Unfortunately, yes. We ship USPS Priority Mail, Insured, based on weight. Books are heavy, and I haven't figured out how to convince USPS to make an exception for us. (Come on! They're awesome books! Let them fly over the planet for less!) We charge the exact shipping cost, or less in many cases. No handling fees. We gladly offer combined shipping on orders of multiple items. If you're inadvertently overcharged for shipping for any reason, we do refund the difference.
USPS Priority Mail delivers in 2-3 days to domestic addresses. International delivery times do vary from country to country, but for the most part items show up on door steps in 8-10 days.

Large Custom Journal · Personalized Sketchbook · Big Sketchbook· Gift for Artist · Multi Purpose Notebook · Artist Notebook · Artist Journal



  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Beige
  • Secondary color: Black
  • Occasion: Graduation
  • Materials: 150 gram matte paper, binders board, all acid free, ribbon, string, japanese paper, mull, pva glue, wheat paste
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 531 reviews
  • Favorited by: 223 people