Several months ago, I backed the Baron Fig project on Kickstarter, a humble project that asked for $15,000 to make high quality notebooks for sketchers and writers and got almost $170,000.
Two weeks ago, my Baron Fig notebook arrived at last! I'd looked forward that moment since the first time I saw their Kickstarter page.
So here you have a quick photo review:
I feared a bit to be disappointed, but the moment I opened the parcel I knew I wouldn't be. My dot grid Baron Fig is really a wonderful notebook!
I'd asked for the Dot Grid model, I like a lot that pattern. It came inside a beautiful red-brown box. The cover of the notebook is a nice textured grey fabric.
The dimensions are approximately 19.5cm by 14cm, a little smaller than A5 (21x14.35cm).
As promised, the notebook lays flat when open, a good point for me as I find more comfortable to write on notebooks that remain flat.
It's a great notebook, small enough to go everywhere in my bag but big enough to write a lot on it.
The paper has a nice off-white colour, more agreeable on eyes that a shiny pure white. It's 100gsm paper, The pages have a good feel and I’ve confirmed with Baron Fig that the paper is high quality 100gsm, and it's very fountain pen friendly. I did not notice any feathering even with juicy 1.5 stub nibs.
And the first writing test:
Of course, this review is based on my personal feelings about what I seek in a notebook. If you have any question about the Baron Fig notebook, please leave a comment, I'll try to answer it quickly.