The Sketchbook Disrupted: 5 Super Tools for Creatives
We all use sketchbooks, notepads, and journals to record the day-to-day: our strongest ideas, greatest inspirations, personal thoughts, places we've been and hopefully all the incredible things we will create. They are part of our life, our memory, who we are and how we will shape the world around us.
The problem with digital sketchbooks is that while theyareslowly turning everyone into digital artists, there is still something missing in their equation. "Most creative processes are anything but linear, and rarely isolated. Creatives, and designers in particular, need a free flowing workspace that is open to whatever media the world has to offer, more often than not, a mixed media." says Anna Kenoff, Morpholio Co-Creator, "What if you want the freedom to combine the treasure-trove of photos, images, hand sketches, and drawings you are capturing everyday into one ultimate platform?"
Journal is an app that redefines the sketchbook as a mixing chamber where your photos can inspire drawings, and your drawings can inspire thoughts. It is a place to create, reflect, muse, develop and reinvent; whether you are starting the creative process or developing a masterpiece. Now, designers, artists, writers or members of any creative culture can write, draw, sketch, collage, paint or color on anything, anywhere with a sketchbook of infinite possibility at their fingertips.
Read more about the 5 "Super Tools" below.
Sponsored by: Dyson, Knoll, Herman Miller, Porcelanosa
Journal Unleashes 5 Super Tools:
1. Sketch on anything, anywhere
Journal allows you to sketch and write on any media. Not everyone wants to start with a blank canvas and now you don't have to. Design over an image, get creative with a photo, or make backgrounds of any type. You can sketch on top of any surface, and the sketch will literally move, twist and scale with the image it's on. Draw on everything to build the ultimate archive of inspirations, ideas, and encounters; allowing the long memory of the computer to augment the short memory of the individual.
2. "Ludicrous speed" = Rapid Fire Viewing
The ultra responsive design relies on research into the human eye's amazing capacity to rapidly assess high-bandwidth visual information. We now collect and store more information than ever before and require new ways to get through it–faster and smarter–while not missing what we need. Clearly the scroll is not the answer. In Journal you can soar through your infinite number of sketches, images, notes, photos and thoughts with the touch of a finger. This groundbreaking approach to viewing yields an ultra fast, highly optimized page-turn interface making your entire book accessible to discovery and review within seconds.
3. Designware:The Designers' Set of Essential Pens, Pencils and Color Palettes
Journal includes eight pens, brushes and pencils including chisel markers, charcoal, and other rendering tools capable of sheer digital magic. With unique line types per tool, they are carefully calibrated, not just for artists, but for designers who need to sketch in fine detail and diagram with precision. Sixteen color palettes, created by award wining graphic designers at New York's MTWTF bring polish to your artwork by putting expert color theory at your fingertips. A perfect arsenal of pixel ink for true creatives.
4. Collage Madness
Not sure how what to do with the 1000 photos you haven't posted? Collage, a tool of invention for many creative cultures, has been used to re-mix any number of visual media to promote new ways of seeing. Finally, a sophisticated drawing and painting platform opens up to the art of sampling, creating a collage tool that allows you to layer your everyday findings and thoughts in one place. Build mixed media artwork or layouts, photo albums, mood boards, material boards, scrapbooks, or rich archives of your discoveries, ideas and creations.
5. Super Notes
Sporadic thoughts or moments of inspiration happen daily. Organizing and noting are essential to any form of journaling. Morpholio incorporates sophisticated technology to make writing easy and legible, allowing it to remain an integral part of thinking with your hands. Add notes anywhere on or off a page and write anything from paragraphs to simple tabs to mark your place. Morpholio has also curated calendar, notebook, grid and task list templates to help organize your life.