Forget the computer — here’s why should you write and design by hand

J.K. Rowling scribbled down the first 40 names of characters that would come in Harry Potter in a paper notebook. J.J. Abrams writes his drafts that are first a paper notebook. Upon his return to Apple in 1997, Steve Jobs first cut through the existing complexity by drawing a straightforward chart on whiteboard. Needless to say, they’re not the only ones…

Here’s the notebook that belongs to Pentagram partner Michael Bierut. A lot of the pages in the notebook resemble the proper side, although he’s got believed to Design Observer that he had lost an especially precious notebook, which contained “a drawing my then 13-year-old daughter Liz did that she claims could be the original sketch when it comes to Citibank logo.”

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