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Hidden Pencil Notebooks (by MoMA)

144-page notebooks with built-in pencil storage.

Hidden Pencil Notebooks
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Hidden Pencil Notebooks are equal portions awesome style and clever convenience. The front cover features a thin channel that holds your pencil.

Hidden Pencil Notebooks are available in two trompe-l'oeil (images that fool the eye) styles which integrate the included pencil into the cover artwork.

Each notebook contains 144 pages and proceeds benefit the Museum of Modern Art.

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Features & specs:

  • Dimensions: 8.75" x 6.25" x 0.75"
  • 144 pages
  • Pencil included
  • Proceeds benefit Museum of Modern Art

The pencil is literally IN the notebook!*

We love cool-looking products. And you can't really blame us, can you? We've found some amazingly cute, clever, snarky, and nostalgic designs over the years. So, when we came across these fun, useful, and perspective-bending designs, we screamed, "Buy, buy, buy!"

Hidden Pencil Notebooks feature a pencil-sized trench in the front cover designed for storing your pencil. Brilliant!

*We can't help but beam with pride when we use the word "literally" appropriately.

The Hidden Pencil Notebook features a slot in its cover to store a pencil.
The Hidden Pencil Notebook houses a pencil in its front cover.

You've gotta write down those lyrics somewhere, right?

Putting pencil to paper is oftentimes the best way to release your creativity. Sure, my phone can transcribe my words or mimic my scribbles, but none of that technology compares to the physical act provided by a notebook and pencil.

Don't get us wrong; we love the latest technology! (Heck, we make our living selling stuff over the Internet). But some things, such as a notebook and pencil, seem to never go out of style.

The Hidden Pencil Notebook features 144 pages.
Each Hidden Pencil Notebook features 144 pages.

Choose from two "deceive the eye" styles

Hidden Pencil Notebooks are currently available in two styles: yellow pencils and colored pencils. The yellow pencil notebook features 144 pages of graph paper. The colored pencils style features 144 blank pages.

Note: The color of the pencil included with the colored pencils notebook is random. However, all of the colors are bright and similar to those pictured on the cover.

The Hidden Pencil Notebook is available in a variety of styles.
Choose from two trompe-l'oeil style notebooks.
The yellow pencil style features graph paper while the colored pencil style features blank paper.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What kind of pencil is it?

Answer: Both the yellow and colored pencils are standard #2 (HB) pencils with a gray graphite core. Both styles feature erasers.

Question: As the pencil gets shorter from sharpening, will it still fit?

Answer: Yes. The pencil stays due to the friction of the channel being slightly thinner than the width of the pencil. The length of the pencil doesn't affect that.

Question: What does trompe-l'oeil mean? Is that some sort of Frenchy French Grey Poupon nonsense?

Answer: Oh dear. Well, yes, it is a French phrase (meaning "deceive the eye"), but the artistic technique to which it refers dates back to antiquity. One says that imagery is trompe l'oeil when the piece attempts to fool the observer into believing that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.

Question: Can I specify the color of the pencil in the colored pencil style?

Answer: No. The color is random. However, it will be a bright color chosen from the colors featured on the cover artwork. Please note that the pencils for all styles feature a standard gray graphite core.

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