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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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First Sketchnotes: Emma Nagle

Rights Respecting School Award sketchnotes. #sketchnotes

Here are the first sketchnotes Emma Nagle tried, at a talk by Will Jackson.

She writes:

I found making the notes helped me to remain focused on the talk and also to listen for key points. I've already looked back over the notes more than I would have done with text notes: so I'd say they will help me remember the concepts and content, too."

Thanks for sharing Emma!


Mariius Chivu Sketchnotes by Razvan Olaru (Romanian)


Here's some cool work from Romanian sketchnoter Razvan Olaru from a Mariius Chivu talk. While I can't read the Romanian on the page, I'm loving the blend of images and words, especially digging the use of color by Razvan.

Razvan writes:

I really loved your book and for the first time i tried sketchnoting at a event, a Romanian one. I am currently learning how to graphic facilitate and your book was really great in that purpose. The event was about travel writing, mostly tips and tricks from a guy who recently published a travel journal."

Check out Razvan's website for more from this sketchnoter.


Typo SF Sketchnotes from @CarolynSewell

2013 TypoSF, Sketchnotes 3 of 7
2013 TypoSF, Sketchnotes 4 of 7

Carolyn Sewell does the most amazing sketchnotes with bold type I've ever seen. She was at it again at Typo SF 2013.

Be sure to check out her collection on Flickr.

Thanks Carolyn!


Sketchnotes in History Class with Brent Pillsbury

I received a note a little while ago from history teacher Brent Pillsbury, who mentioned that he uses sketchnotes in class for students to share what they are learning. He wrote:

I am a history teacher who loves to doodle and draw. I grew up drawing all sorts of things all over my notes. In the last couple years of teaching I have decided to implement what I call the GIFT. The gift is a one page visual of what we have learned for the previous chapter."

"I am glad they are using other parts of their brains and not just writing down worthless notes that do not mean anything. The students really take pride in their work as I have really enjoyed helping them with these. I also hand them out for each unit so they get mine and I get theirs."

Here are some of the student's sample work on World War I:

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Ch7 sec2 B
Here's Mr. P's History Reference page for students, if you're curious. Love all the video references.

Great work guys!


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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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