Sketchbooks are awesome

Any time I am stuck on a project I realize it's because I haven't taken the time to get off the computer and do enough by hand. I think we forget sometimes that the computer is just a tool, the real design is often done by hand elsewhere where an idea was sparked. I recently picked up "Typography Sketchbooks" by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico, I highly recommend it. It's fun to see people's process or stuff they draw when they are just free to create. I have hundreds of sketches in my studio, a lot of them on random pieces of paper that are now in a giant pile on top of my book case. I can't part with them, they are almost a diary of sorts. Here are just a few.