Who enjoys using a large piece of paper?
On the forefront of the photo is a Miquelrius “Grid-It!” series notepad in “The Guardian” design. Each sheet of paper shows a 1988 newspaper layout design by David Hillman. It is the layout for a sheet of newspaper.
At 375mm x 600mm, each sheet is 0.225 square metres, or 2.42 square feet.
The significance is appreciated – I have been a previous subscriber to the Guardian’s international edition, and can still purchase the Saturday edition in walking distance from my house. It seems to be a strong international representative of the UK.
In the background is the Rhodia No. 38 “dotPad” – a black covered, dotted grid version of the famous Rhodia notepad.
The dotPad is advertised as 420mm x 318mm, but that includes an unusable section bound with staples. The usable (and detachable, via perforation) area is the standard A3 sized 420mm x 297mm. I measured the notepad with my Danish Folle ruler, and am not just accepting the manufacturer’s statements.
A3 paper is 420mm x 297mm = 0.125 square metres or 1.35 square feet, so it is about half the size of the Miquelrius pad.
These types of paper are great for design work and drawing graphs of several types, which I do.
For paper of this weight and dimension, mail order tends to be impractical, and I was fortunate to find these items locally.
The Guardian notepad was purchased at Phidon Pens in Cambridge, Ontario.
The Rhodia dotPad was purchased at Write Impressions in Waterloo, Ontario.
Also, the official page for The Guardian Miquelrius notepad.
Much of the monitor screen real estate is unfortunately blank as I was trying to view the currently offline Pencils and Music website.
Does anyone else like large format paper?