Kevin Rose: The Best Pen, Paper & Notebooks

Kevin interviews Brad Dowdy, notebook and pen expert, to find out who makes the best notebook.

"You've probably used a Moleskine in the past, but are they worth the price? Kevin interviews Brad Dowdy, notebook and pen expert, to find out who makes the best notebook. They geek out on paper, binding, and durability."
Curated by kev1337 | Based on The Kevin Rose Show #2





> Brad's back pocket notebook
> Paper quality similar to Leuchtturm
> Handles fountain pens well

> From Japan
> Among the best paper quality in the world

> From Japan
> Among the best paper quality in the world

> Japanese brand
> Right up there with Rhodia in terms of style, performance & quality
> Wide-ranging line of products
> Some of the best paper Brad has ever used

> Great design, aesthetic & feel
> Good paper (similar to Leuchturm)
> Not the best for fountain pens
> Great for sketching & layout design

> Direct competitor to Moleskine
> Same format, but better internals
> Better paper, better design, works with more pens
> Good all-around paper
> Starting to show up everywhere

> Number 1 recommendation
> Brad's Go-To Brand
> Exceptional paper quality
> Stands out in terms of performance
> Old-school brand out of France
> Many different options available

> Primary business: Pocket Notebooks
> 60-70 pound paper (upped over the years)
> Very good at listening to their customers
> Great all-around notebook

> Moleskine is the king of marketing
> They have been around for a long time
> They are a good gateway to discover other great notebooks
> Their paper quality changed over time