Finding new artisans at conventions makes them extra special for me. I was super excited when I saw Poetic Earth at Wizard World Philadelphia. Based in New York, they make leather Journals, sketchbooks, and bags.
From their website:
Poetic Earth’s handmade leather journals, artist sketch books and satchels are handcrafted one at a time. We invite you to entrust your memories and creative whims to the pages of our acid free, handmade, archival Quality, linen – cotton parchment paper. Poetic Earth has partnered with a family owned company that has been in the handmade paper making business for almost 150 unbroken years. Our journals contain premium quality handmade linen parchment that passes the most strict of PH – acidity marker test. the environmentally friendly paper is wonderful for all types of media such as water colors, fountain pens or any type of pencils and ball point pens you can think of. Poetic Earth uses top grade vegetable tanned leather throughout our entire line of heirloom Quality, Coptic bound journals. The leather becomes softer and gains character with use and age. One of the great joys about a hand bound Coptic laced binding is that the book always lays open flat, there is never a need of holding down the page so its easy to write in. You can see, touch and feel the Quality of each Poetic Earth journal with the turn of every page. It’s a personal and lasting expereince of texture and senses. A truly good journal begs the user to write within its pages. Look closely and you will see the beautiful woven linen pattern in the tree free paper of our journals. Vintage, old world craftsmanship and consistent Quality never go out of style, these things become more precious as time marches on. Poetic Earth offers Quality and value that will last every step of the way, regardless of where the journey may take you. “Let your Thoughts Dance Across Our Pages!”