HELLO STATIONERY-LOVERS AND CREATIVE THINKERS, ARTISTS, WRITERS, GIFTERS, AND PLANNERS,
Welcome to Odd Orange
I'm Morgan Grice, the company founder, and I have made it my mission over the last five years to design and produce the best (and only!) sketchbooks and notebooks that you'll ever need for your creative practice.
Odd Orange emerged from an obsession with sketchbooks and the inability to find the perfect one. After years of searching, I eventually decided to teach myself how to make my own.
So what makes an Odd Orange book special?
From the covering materials and pages; to the thread and glue lining the spines, everything used in the production of our books is selected thoughtfully and with purpose. We use the highest quality materials and processes to ensure a durable, functional, and long-lasting product. Our heavy-weight artist papers are of professional quality and built for mixed media, meaning that you can throw all of your favourite materials at them without fear of buckling or pilling.
Our off-white notebook paper has a buttery smooth finish with a weight of 118gsm, making it fountain pen and marker friendly. It's made from 100% recycled paper and produced with renewable energy for guilt-free note-taking.
We sew all of our books by hand using professional and historical bookbinding techniques. Not only does this make them incredibly strong and hard-wearing, but it also ensures that they open completely flat, allowing you to work across the page with ease.
Our books are made by hand, by professionals, from our small bindery in Shropshire. We produce in small batches, so each book is slightly different from the last and comes in limited quantities. You can't get more special than that!
The Look and Feel
We put a lot of thought into the appearance of our products because, from our experience, beautiful surroundings and supplies often inspire creativity. Drawing from my design and illustration background, I enjoy injecting colour and pattern into everything we do. Our bold and colourful books intend to delight and inspire, and our illustrations hope to spark ideas. The covers and surfaces of our products are chosen for their textural properties to bring a tactile and sensory element to the creative process.
Everything we do has and always has been to build a community of like-minded people to support and encourage one another's artistic growth. We're striving to achieve this by providing tools and supplies to aid your creative practice, as well as developing workshops, starting conversations, and creating an online space for people to explore their work freely. We wouldn't be anywhere without the community around us, and we encourage you to join in on the fun. Enter your email below for your first dose of inspiration.
Odd Orange Limited
51 Pinfold Street
Birmingham City Centre
Registered number: 13321848