Clairefontaine notebooks

Doing some fall cleaning, I found a dozen Clairefontaine A4 notebooks from student days in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

vintage Clairefontaine notebooks

The notebooks strongly resemble the current offerings, and have held up very well over time. Good job, Clairefontaine!

vintage Clairefontaine notebooks

9 Replies to “Clairefontaine notebooks”

  1. Unfortunately, Clairefontaine has recently changed the patterning of its notebook covers from the lovely plaid-like style to something more like a computer pattern.

  2. I’m with Adair: it’s a shame they changed it to the pseudopixellation of the current ones. Whilst I’m not a huge fan of plaid, it’s got more charm than pixels.

    Is it “real” maths or engineering maths in the second screenshot? My engineering maths is at such a basic level that I can’t tell either way. (My “real” maths is even worse. That’s what a Literature degree will do to you.)

  3. Love the math! I’m currently in Calc BC in high school…fun stuff.
    Just got a Rhodia reversebook–my first ever! Can’t wait to start using it.

  4. Ah, Cauchy formula for the nth derivative!

    Talk about plaid, the 1951 vintage ones look great, don’t they?

  5. I’m having flashbacks of being in calculus class during my engineering studies… We used “National” light green engineering paper tablets purchased from the school bookstore.

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