It is no surprise anymore that whenever we discuss apps for the creative industry, Morpholio’s name is at the top. Their apps understand how creative people think and what they need to express their ideas. Their newest app, Journal redefines the sketchbook. While there are many sketchbook apps out there already, none of them seem to offer the complexity and creative freedom Journal does. Whether you are interested in sketching, drawing, painting or collage, Journal has the tools!
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Most creative processes are anything but linear, and rarely isolated. Creatives, and designers in particular, need a free flowing workspace that is open to whatever media the world has to offer, more often than not, a mixed media. What if you want the freedom to combine the treasure-trove of photos, images, hand sketches, and drawings you are capturing everyday into one ultimate platform?
– Anna Kenoff – Morpholio Co-Creator
Journal incorporates some impressive features to allow for a full creative process. Here are 5 super-tools it has to offer!
1. Sketch on anything, anywhere
Journal allows you to sketch and write on any media. How often did you want to start sketching but a blank canvas was your only option? With Journal you can now sketch or draw right on a photo. What’s more impressive is that the sketch can be further moved, twisted or scaled along with the image.
2. “Ludicrous speed”: Rapid Fire Viewing
Journal uses a page-turn interface rather than scroll for viewing your sketchbook. The responsive design is blazing fast and it makes you feel as you are literally browsing the pages of a book.
3. Designware: The Designers’ Set of Essential Pens, Pencils and Color Palettes
Journal includes eight pens, brushes and pencils including chisel markers, charcoal, and other rendering tools capable of sheer digital magic. With unique line types per tool, they are carefully calibrated, not just for artists, but for designers who need to sketch in fine detail and diagram with precision. Sixteen color palettes, created by award winning graphic designers at New York’s MTWTF bring polish to your artwork by putting expert color theory at your fingertips. A perfect arsenal of pixel ink for true creatives.
4. Collage Madness
Collage is an essential part of creative process. They provide inspiration, let you track back your thoughts, or simply help you organize the large amount of photos you gathered in time. Journal lets you easily add collages alongside your sketches just as you would in real notebook.
5. Super Notes
Sporadic thoughts or moments of inspiration happen daily. Organizing and noting are essential to any form of journaling. Morpholio incorporates sophisticated technology to make writing easy and legible, allowing it to remain an integral part of thinking with your hands. Add notes anywhere on or off a page and write anything from paragraphs to simple tabs to mark your place. Morpholio has also curated calendar, notebook, grid and task list templates to help organize your life.
Morpholio engaged artists in its community of elite members to explore the limitless possibilities of Journal. Featured artists include Javier Galindo, a 2015 Rome Prize Recipient, and Paul Stallan, Design Director at Stallan-Brand. Anne Bentley, Karl Bengzon, Mitja Bokun, Maria Cantisano, Elena Ciuprina, Jaime Derringer, Tristan Ewald, Adrian Labaut, Jimenez Lai, Adolesa Lasisi, Shani Lin, Ed Marion, Tito Merello, Liz Ricketts, Reid Schlegel, Enzo Triolo, and Jane Wunrow also provided artwork.
Journal is an infinite sketchbook that goes with you and grows with you. Its speed at jumping between pages is important. It’s about reviewing and remembering as much drawing and documenting. Its unbounded number of pages and ludicrous speed will make enjoying all of your sketchbooks a daily pleasure
– Mark Collins – Morpholio Co-Creator
Sketchbooks, journals and notebooks become the places you have been, the ideas you’ve created and the passions you want to share. Their culmination is what makes each person’s journal as unique as their fingerprint. Each sketchbook contains tremendous creative capital that deserves to be captured, archived, and shared.
– Toru Hasegawa – Morpholio Co-Creator
*All images and information courtesy of Morpholio.