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Who is behind Sketchnote Army?

Mike Rohde, creator: Designer, author of The Sketchnote Handbook & Workbook, and illustrator, living in Wisconsin.

Mauro Toselli, curator: IT Director, sketchnoter, author, living in Italy.

Binaebi Akah, curator: Sr. UX Designer, sketchnoter, author, living in Ohio.

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The Sketchnote Typeface

The Sketchnote Typeface gets closer to release! These are proof sheets from @delvew

Mike Rohde here — I've just released a family of fonts with Delve Fonts called The Sketchnote Typeface.

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Sketchnote Italic NewImage

Sketchnote Bold NewImage

Sketchnote Square NewImage

It was created for the design of The Sketchnote Handbook, and has been tuned, perfected and prepared for sale to you, so you can add this hand-drawn font to your collection. There are also webfont options for web designers.

Read the story of the typeface on my personal blog, Rohdesign


First Sketchnotes: Pattie Belle Hastings


Pattie Belle Hastings posted her first sketchnotes on Flickr and I wanted to share these here. I really love the bright colors and whimsical feel Pattie has captured in her first sketchnotes — the clouds and arrows are great!

Remember, start where you are, like Pattie has. You don't have to be an artist to start sketchnoting right this moment. Give it a shot and let Pattie inspire you.

Thanks Pattie!


First Sketchnotes: Adam Walker Cleveland @adamwc

Marcus Borg Sketchnote
Amanda Palmer

Adam Walker Cleveland is a recent reader of The Sketchnote Handbook who has been sharing his practice of sketchnoting on his PomoMusings blog.

He writes:

I haven’t gotten to practice as much sketchnoting as I had hoped to over the past couple weeks since reading Mike Rohde’s The Sketchnote Handbook, but last Friday I went to hear Marcus Borg and got to practice a bit. Our church partnered with some of the other progressive churches in town and brought Borg here this past weekend."

and this follow-up from more practice with a TED video:

I watched Amanda Palmer’s “The Art of Asking” (not the Art of Happiness, like I thought when I sketched the title of the video on the note below) this morning and did another sketchnote. I think I’m kind of struggling with the drawing piece of this, but I’m having a lot of fun with it."

Adam, I think you're doing great! I think text-heavy (or I would call these Lettering Focused) are just fine as are your drawings on the Amanda Palmer sketchnotes.

Remember that it's about capturing the ideas — as long as that's working for you, you are enjoying the process and it's capturing ideas for later reflection, you're golden!


RailsConf 2013 Sketchnotes by @Jessabean

Jess railsconf 2013

Hearing some great feedback about Jess Eldredge's beautiful RailsConf 2013 sketchnotes from portland, Oregon. Above are a few samples from her full collection on Projeqt.

Great work Jess!


DEWT3 Sketchnotes by @RuudCox


Here are some great sketchnotes from Ruud Cox captured at the Third Dutch Exploratory Workshop in Testing (DEWT3). I'm loving the use of blue ink on kraft style paper with color highlights here and there. The first image is a poster Ruud made, the second and third are his workshop sketchnotes.

I take notes all the time. I carry a paper notebook with me that I use at meetings, workshops and conferences. I also use it as a diary and for capturing ideas. After reading The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking recently, I decided to give sketchnoting a try at the third Dutch Exploratory Workshop in Testing that took place over the weekend 20 – 21 April 2013.

From Ruud's article on the DEWT3 sketchnotes at his blog.

Great work Ruud!