Take literary inspiration with you everywhere you go with the new Classic Paperbacks Notebook, featuring artist Richard Baker's remarkable paintings of vintage paperback books. Interspersed throughout the notebook and displayed on the cover are Baker's near-photographic paintings of beloved real books from the most iconic writers from the nineteenth century to the modern era, from Emily Dickinson to Zora Neale Hurston and Herman Melville to James Baldwin. Each "book portrait" includes the marks of a treasured favorite with covers softened and edges frayed from countless readings. The lined journal is a perfect companion for readers and book lovers.
Painter Richard Baker works within the genre of still life, but "elbow[s] out the edges of it," he says, incorporating landscape and portraiture in non-traditional ways. With palpable nostalgia for the pre-ebook era, he depicts paperback editions from the 1960s and '70s, faithfully portraying not only the front cover's original details, but also signs of its passage through time-creases, worn bindings, and all.