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    Help, I Can't Stop Looking Through This Traveling Artist's Notebooks

    They're also so soothing.

    Call me a snoop, but there's nothing I find more satisfying than going through other people's diaries.

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    As for my personal journals, I'll be taking them with me to the grave.

    Especially when they look like artist José Naranja's.

    Based in Spain, Naranja began illustrating his daily observations, ideas, and memories in 2015.

    His pages capture with exquisite detail everything from ocean creatures...

    To visualizations of his own inventions...

    And maps and notes from his wide-spanning travels.

    Naranja's extreme neatness and consistency of style is a hallmark of his notebooks. It's hard to believe that each page is hand-lettered.

    Like, the words on this page HAVE to have been printed, right?

    You could spend hours poring over a single page.

    Apart from his gorgeous renderings, Naranja also posts photos of his envy-inducing tools of the trade.

    *Adds everything to Amazon wishlist*

    If you want to own one of his notebooks, Naranja sells a compilation of his best work in a multilingual book called The Orange Manuscript.

    View this video on YouTube

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    It costs €285 ($345) and comes numbered and signed. That price may sound steep, but remember that he binds each one, effectively self-publishing his own limited run of a super rare book. Check out his blog for more info on how to order your own copy.

    Or you could also just start your own travel notebooks.

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