To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of MD Paper Products, MD invited 15 artists to get creative with the MD Notebook. Each special-edition MD Notebook features the artists' illustrations blind embossed on the covers. Mikiko Amemiya, a Japanese photographer, calligrapher and illustrator designed this cover.
A Note from the Artist:
"A notebook is a place where all kinds of ideas are born and grow. When I chose these motifs, I was thinking of the way your notebook appears in many different scenes in your life—it's a part of your daily life. I used simple lines and organic text. I also incorporated the same elements as the stickers that come with the MD Notebook. The user finishes the cover by filling those parts in—write things like your name and the date. MD Notebook is smooth and makes writing easy. When you open it, it sits open at 180 degrees, so you can write calligraphy freely with nothing restricting you. I feel like my calligraphy comes out even better than usual on smooth paper like this. And seeing these versions of MD Notebook with all kinds of ideas, notes and records makes it even more fun."
Midori's MD Notebooks are known for their simple and minimalistic design, which is intentional in order to emphasize the quality of the paper and your writing experience. Your pen will glide across MD's specially formulated paper, which also prevents your ink from bleeding, ghosting, and feathering.
- Embossed cover design by Mikiko Amemiya (ame)
- Size: A6
- Dimensions: 4" (10.5cm) x 5.5" (14.8cm)
- Pages: 176 pages
- Thread-stitched binding with a bookmark string and index sticker
- Release: January 2023
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About the Artist: Mikiko Amemiya (ame)
ame is a Kobe-based dentist and artist. Her artistic work—photography, calligraphy and illustrating—began as a hobby when ame was a student. She now publishes her works in calendars and other products, teaches workshops on photography and calligraphy, holds individual exhibitions of her art and works on department store catalogs and event planning. She is also popular on Instagram, where she posts slices of life with her own unique style.