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Pretty, pretty.

Pleased to announce the release of our new DOT GRID interior, available in Three Packs and 50 Packs from the Scout Books Bookstore. Our dot grid provides a subtle guide for your notes and sketches, and is perfect for planning craft projects, web design, and more!
Three packs of the new DIY Dot Grid Notebook (and all our DIY styles) are on sale for $5! Promotion ends May 16th.

Pleased to announce the release of our new DOT GRID interior, available in Three Packs and 50 Packs from the Scout Books Bookstore. Our dot grid provides a subtle guide for your notes and sketches, and is perfect for planning craft projects, web design, and more!

Three packs of the new DIY Dot Grid Notebook (and all our DIY styles) are on sale for $5! Promotion ends May 16th.

paperalligator:

DONE! 
Guys, I can’t tell you how satisfying and nervewracking it is to build a promo pack. But, here it is. 200 of these (printed with love!) will be trickling out to select publishers, animation studios, editorial, packaging, and design firms. The awesomest of the awesome. And I hope they (and you too) will want to work with me.
It’s been a little slow on the illustration route (quality over quantity right now!), so let’s make some awesome things together, world. I’m ready!

Check out this BEAUTIFUL illustration promo pack by the fabulous Meg Hunt! Includes a Show Card and a Post Card printed by Print Pinball, and lots of other juicy print goods too. Go Meg!

paperalligator:

DONE! 

Guys, I can’t tell you how satisfying and nervewracking it is to build a promo pack. But, here it is. 200 of these (printed with love!) will be trickling out to select publishers, animation studios, editorial, packaging, and design firms. The awesomest of the awesome. And I hope they (and you too) will want to work with me.

It’s been a little slow on the illustration route (quality over quantity right now!), so let’s make some awesome things together, world. I’m ready!

Check out this BEAUTIFUL illustration promo pack by the fabulous Meg Hunt! Includes a Show Card and a Post Card printed by Print Pinball, and lots of other juicy print goods too. Go Meg!

styledtoat:

Ambrose Presents“Put It On Paper”A Workshop featuring Lloyd Winter, Megabolt, and Scout Books for Friendtorship
I’m very proud to announce this three-part workshop that began yesterday at Portland State University. Put It On Paper is a workshop inspired by the people of Ambrose, an after school art club in Holland, MI. Ambrose features weekly hands-on projects, guest artists, designers, and companies that help develop critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and creative problem solving skills.

The Friendtorship course at Portland State has a similar goal. Last year, PSU senior Matti Johnson wanted to reach out to high schools to educate students about graphic design, both as a discipline and as a viable career option. A mentorship course was developed with Centennial Learning Center (CLC), where at-risk youth would visit PSU once a week. CLC students work together with PSU graphic design students on art literacy projects, developing skills within the concepts of social change, community, and design.


Over a year later, the relationship between the two schools continues, and has developed into the “Friendtorship” program, where our bonds can be described as friends + mentors rather than just mentors. I was a part of this course during fall of 2011, and was inspired to help sustain the program because I too, was an at-risk youth during my high school years. If it weren’t for a few influential people in my life at the time, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Through design and art education, I want to be able to inspire someone else, to give them the opportunity to make a change for the better, to bring someone to happiness because of projects like these.

After learning about Ambrose through my own Friendtor, Lloyd Winter, I was inspired to make a workshop with the Ambrose business model here in Portland. I see this as an amazing opportunity to bring the creative community together for a great cause, from organizations both inside and outside of our classroom.

Since then, I’ve reached out to Ambrose, Lloyd, Megabolt, Scout Books, and Open Engagement to help make this workshop possible. Together, we’ve planned a two-day workshop that will result in custom Scout Books featuring a design by Lloyd Winter, with screen printing supplies generously provided by Megabolt. This workshop will educate the students about the creative process of putting ideas on paper, as well as the art of screen-printing. Each student will walk away from this workshop with their own notebook which they helped make.

On Sunday, May 20th at 3PM, Put It On Paper will host a discussion at Open Engagement about the workshop, the importance of collaboration, and art education. We hope that you can join us!

Special thanks to Ambrose, Lloyd Winter, Megabolt, Scout Books, Lis Charman, Conrad Schumacher, Kate Bingaman Burt, and Jason Sturgill in making this workshop possible. 
These Scout Books will be available for sale shortly online, each signed with love from Lloyd and the student that helped make them. The proceeds will help benefit the Friendtorship program at Portland State. More information about this soon!
Thank you kindly,Tina 
All of the photos above were from Part 1 of the workshop, where students learned the basics of screen printing and created stencils to emulate that process.

Can’t wait to see what you’re all making!

styledtoat:

Ambrose Presents
“Put It On Paper”
A Workshop featuring Lloyd Winter, Megabolt, and Scout Books for Friendtorship

I’m very proud to announce this three-part workshop that began yesterday at Portland State University. Put It On Paper is a workshop inspired by the people of Ambrose, an after school art club in Holland, MI. Ambrose features weekly hands-on projects, guest artists, designers, and companies that help develop critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and creative problem solving skills.

Put It On Paper: Part 1

The Friendtorship course at Portland State has a similar goal. Last year, PSU senior Matti Johnson wanted to reach out to high schools to educate students about graphic design, both as a discipline and as a viable career option. A mentorship course was developed with Centennial Learning Center (CLC), where at-risk youth would visit PSU once a week. CLC students work together with PSU graphic design students on art literacy projects, developing skills within the concepts of social change, community, and design.

Over a year later, the relationship between the two schools continues, and has developed into the “Friendtorship” program, where our bonds can be described as friends + mentors rather than just mentors. I was a part of this course during fall of 2011, and was inspired to help sustain the program because I too, was an at-risk youth during my high school years. If it weren’t for a few influential people in my life at the time, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Through design and art education, I want to be able to inspire someone else, to give them the opportunity to make a change for the better, to bring someone to happiness because of projects like these.

Put It On Paper: Part 1

After learning about Ambrose through my own Friendtor, Lloyd Winter, I was inspired to make a workshop with the Ambrose business model here in Portland. I see this as an amazing opportunity to bring the creative community together for a great cause, from organizations both inside and outside of our classroom.

Since then, I’ve reached out to Ambrose, Lloyd, Megabolt, Scout Books, and Open Engagement to help make this workshop possible. Together, we’ve planned a two-day workshop that will result in custom Scout Books featuring a design by Lloyd Winter, with screen printing supplies generously provided by Megabolt. This workshop will educate the students about the creative process of putting ideas on paper, as well as the art of screen-printing. Each student will walk away from this workshop with their own notebook which they helped make.

Put It On Paper: Part 1

On Sunday, May 20th at 3PM, Put It On Paper will host a discussion at Open Engagement about the workshop, the importance of collaboration, and art education. We hope that you can join us!

Special thanks to Ambrose, Lloyd Winter, Megabolt, Scout Books, Lis Charman, Conrad Schumacher, Kate Bingaman Burt, and Jason Sturgill in making this workshop possible. 

These Scout Books will be available for sale shortly online, each signed with love from Lloyd and the student that helped make them. The proceeds will help benefit the Friendtorship program at Portland State. More information about this soon!

Thank you kindly,
Tina 

All of the photos above were from Part 1 of the workshop, where students learned the basics of screen printing and created stencils to emulate that process.

Can’t wait to see what you’re all making!

Scout Books will have a booth at Unique LA next month! Unique LA is a two-day Made In The USA extravaganza—the largest independent design show of it’s kind in the country. There’s shopping, DIY workshops and crafts too! So fun!
It’s the weekend of May 12th & 13th from 11AM to 6PM at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles. Will we see you there?

Scout Books will have a booth at Unique LA next month! Unique LA is a two-day Made In The USA extravaganza—the largest independent design show of it’s kind in the country. There’s shopping, DIY workshops and crafts too! So fun!

It’s the weekend of May 12th & 13th from 11AM to 6PM at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles. Will we see you there?

THIS IS BIG:
Now through Friday, April 13th, we’re offering a special SUPER DEAL of $100 off any order of Make Your Own Scout Books!
That’s right: Any order of custom Notebooks or Books, in any quantity, is $100 off for all of our fantastic clients and friends.
Just share the promotion on Twitter (we’re @scoutbooks) or reblog this post for the $100 code!
More details are on our website, here: www.scoutbooks.com/superdeal
Note: If you want the code via reblogging, make sure you have some sort of contact info on your tumblr for us. Thanks!

THIS IS BIG:

Now through Friday, April 13th, we’re offering a special SUPER DEAL of $100 off any order of Make Your Own Scout Books!

That’s right: Any order of custom Notebooks or Books, in any quantity, is $100 off for all of our fantastic clients and friends.

Just share the promotion on Twitter (we’re @scoutbooks) or reblog this post for the $100 code!

More details are on our website, here: www.scoutbooks.com/superdeal

Note: If you want the code via reblogging, make sure you have some sort of contact info on your tumblr for us. Thanks!

Here’s François is holding a “Twelve Dancing Princesses” press sheet, with illustrations by Eleanor Davis. Will be shipping out soon! (Taken with Instagram at Pinball Publishing)
Check out Eleanor’s Sketchblog too.

Here’s François is holding a “Twelve Dancing Princesses” press sheet, with illustrations by Eleanor Davis. Will be shipping out soon! (Taken with Instagram at Pinball Publishing)

Check out Eleanor’s Sketchblog too.

Scout Books by Tube Creative.

Design. Print. Win! Our prize from Print Pinball this month is a pair of Zebrawood Canby’s by Shwood, makers of fabulous wood eyewear right here in Portland, Oregon! Includes a matching wood hardcase. So sweet.
Everyone who creates a print project with us this April has a chance to win. It’s our way of thanking you for purchasing high-quality, sustainable offset printing.
Check out Shwood’s fantastic blog, Experiment With Nature, too. (Especially this post about making skateboard shades!)

Design. Print. Win! Our prize from Print Pinball this month is a pair of Zebrawood Canby’s by Shwood, makers of fabulous wood eyewear right here in Portland, Oregon! Includes a matching wood hardcase. So sweet.

Everyone who creates a print project with us this April has a chance to win. It’s our way of thanking you for purchasing high-quality, sustainable offset printing.

Check out Shwood’s fantastic blog, Experiment With Nature, too. (Especially this post about making skateboard shades!)

Scout Books Sold Here! We just printed up these lovely little signs for our wholesale clients. Available soon!
Have a favorite shop you think should carry Scout Books?

Scout Books Sold Here! We just printed up these lovely little signs for our wholesale clients. Available soon!

Have a favorite shop you think should carry Scout Books?

wierstewart:

W/S STATIONERY
Notebooks just arrived. Future home of my ramblings.

Wier Stewart’s incredible stationery suite is featured on FPO today! It includes these Scout Books along with letterpress cards, stamps, AND a really lovely custom pint glass! Check it out.

wierstewart:

W/S STATIONERY

Notebooks just arrived. Future home of my ramblings.

Wier Stewart’s incredible stationery suite is featured on FPO today! It includes these Scout Books along with letterpress cards, stamps, AND a really lovely custom pint glass! Check it out.

bluebed:

Seventh (and last) illustration for the Purloined Letter, the only one I’m not too unhappy with. Drawn almost entirely one Sunday afternoon at Sigh Grass Cafe while conversing with a variety of dear Sophias, Jessebalmers and even an eventual Deforge. I probably shouldn’t post any more pictures, but you can see the other 5 illos in the bok. Thanks to François Vigneault for this exciting project!

bluebed:

Seventh (and last) illustration for the Purloined Letter, the only one I’m not too unhappy with. Drawn almost entirely one Sunday afternoon at Sigh Grass Cafe while conversing with a variety of dear Sophias, Jessebalmers and even an eventual Deforge. I probably shouldn’t post any more pictures, but you can see the other 5 illos in the bok. Thanks to François Vigneault for this exciting project!

Wowza! These Hang Tags and Post Cards for @Duggard look mighty fine.
In the Project Gallery: www.printpinball.com/projects/duggard 
(Taken with Instagram at Pinball Publishing)

Wowza! These Hang Tags and Post Cards for @Duggard look mighty fine.

In the Project Gallery: www.printpinball.com/projects/duggard

(Taken with Instagram at Pinball Publishing)

landpdx:

Our friends over at Print Pinball made us some sweet postcards for the day of show.
Designed by Triforce Tribute curators Jolby and Always With Honor.

<3 <3 <3 We love Land, Jolby & AWH. Go team!

landpdx:

Our friends over at Print Pinball made us some sweet postcards for the day of show.

Designed by Triforce Tribute curators Jolby and Always With Honor.

<3 <3 <3 We love Land, Jolby & AWH. Go team!

We’re proud to announce the Spring 2012 lineup of Great Shorts from Good Ink, Scout Books’ new publishing imprint! Good Ink moves into 2012 with the release of many more titles, including guides, kid’s activity books, and more. First up: Great Shorts!

Fantastic Tales | April 2012

Fantastic Tales draws from the world’s fables, folktales, fairy tales, and fantasies to inspire and entertain. From the immortal “Fables” of Aesop and the adventurous tales of the Brothers Grimm to the bittersweet stories of Oscar Wilde, these tales explore realms of magic and morality that have enchanted generations of readers. Includes:

“Fables” by Aesop, Illustrated by Ryan Berkeley

“The Twelve Dancing Princesses” and Other Stories by The Brothers Grimm, Illustrated by Eleanor Davis

“The Star-Child” by Oscar Wilde, Illustrated byJulia Gfrörer

A History of Mystery | May 2012

Next up is A History of Mystery, a trio of detective stories that defined and refined the mystery genre. Starting with Edgar Allan Poe’s seminal masterpiece “The Purloined Letter”, continuing with an off-beat and charming Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle, and wrapping up with the first of G. K. Chesterton’s humorous Father Brown tales, “The Blue Cross,” this survey of the mystery genre is perfect for fans and novices alike. Includes:

“The Purloined Letter” by Edgar Allan Poe, Illustrated by Roman Muradov 

“The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” by Arthur Conan Doyle, Illustrated by Ethan Rilly

“The Blue Cross” by G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated by Dustin Harbin

All titles are available as singles and in three-packs, and are ready for pre-order in our Bookstore. Enjoy!

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