Baron Fig continues their indefatigable series of limited edition releases with their newest Confidant, the Show & Tell:
In collaboration with Dribbble. Designed to give you the space to express your ideas through image and words. Half blank, half ruled.
First, the cover is gorgeous! Like the Blackwing 54, this color seems difficult to capture in a photograph. I’ve seen it range from a very dark blue-violet to lavender. I think an apt description would be be Deep Purple (as opposed to Dark Purple). It’s gorgeous. As soon as a I saw a teaser of the cover, I had to have one. But the attractive cover is only half of the draw of this addition for me.
Some of the Confidants that came out a year ago drew criticism for having interiors that were too weird to be useful. I’m not sure I agree ; I enjoy their experimentation. This edition has an usual format, and that’s half the other half of the draw for me. Trying to kick-start myself into some creative endeavors with little success this winter, this spring-like notebook with a format for someone working on a project involving visuals and text looks like just the thing to get the graphite flowing.
My daughter turns 8 next week, and she is a Serious Creator of graphic novels and cartoons, and I already ordered another of these to accompany the set of Blackwings with some other writing/drawing supplies in store for her. (Their cards are nice, too, and I picked one of them too.)
Go here to read more of our thoughts on the Confidant in general (tl;dr: cuddly book with very graphite-friendly paper).
Grab your Show& Tell while they’re still available, and do some showing and telling of your own.
(This edition was received for free from Baron Fig, but that has not influenced this review. We have bought at least one more so far!)