2018 was abundant with beautiful planner and journal covers. Exquisite pieces from Chic Sparrow, Foxy Fix, Filofax, Van Der Spek, and Gillio were all the rage. As a result, social media feeds overflowed with examples of their beauty.
Each planner and journal cover brought the promise of pages to be filled with wild and wonderful ideas. And each new piece of leather brought the aroma of the heavens and intoxicating textures with it. If you’re seasoned collector or new to this world, it doesn’t matter because the experience of a new, high-quality cover never gets old.
I remember each and every unboxing of a new leather journal cover, or traveler’s notebook. The way the wrapping crinkles makes your fingers tingle in anticipation. Then the heavenly scent escapes its packaging and envelops you. Your fingers glide over the cover taking in all of the pebbling and veining inherent to the leather. Only a child with a bountiful Christmas morning haul understands the feeling that a stationery connoisseur gets when unwrapping a new cover.
As the year comes to a close, let’s pay homage to all the beautiful planner and journal covers of 2018 because 2019 promises to bring so many more!