We're big fans of Hitchcock here at Uncrate, but even we were surprised by the level of detail found in these Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock Pens ($TBA). Created to celebrate the work of the legendary director, the pens are limited to just 3000 and 80 examples, and feature details like textured lacquer in the cap and barrel that recalls the stairway scene from Vertigo, a knife-shaped clip in a nod to Psycho, Hitchcock's iconic self-portrait sketch on the tip, and 53 hatch marks on the cone in honor of every film he directed. [via]
Are all the various Field Notes and Moleskine options simply not cutting it for you? Then perhaps you should roll-your-own notebook from the options offered by Bound Custom Journals ($10-$50). Available in 48-page softcover or 140-page linen- or vegan leather-covered versions, each one allows you to pick and choose from a variety of page styles, including blank, lined, or grid pages, maps, logs, calendars, contacts, checklists, music listings, storyboards, wireframes, clothing outlines, games, or recipes. What is included — and in what order — is up to you. [Scouted by Brad]
Pull double-duty on your next business outing with the Hankie Notebook ($10). This ingenious invention offers up 60 ruled pages of acid-free paper for your writing enjoyment, while the unique design resembles a folded handkerchief, letting the whole thing hide out in plain sight. Available in white, blue, or red, each with a subtle dot pattern. [Scouted by Shannon]
If you think the name refers to notebooks that look like slices of bread and arrive in "loaf" packaging, well, you'd be exactly correct. The 160-page Sliced Bread Notebook ($60/12-pack) arrives in packs of a dozen notebooks, each stacked together to resemble a loaf of sliced bread and individually numbered so that you can use one for each month, keep track of your notes, or simply continue your crazy routine of only touching things with the number eight on them.
Google Maps may have spoiled your appreciation for old-school paper maps, but one look at David Imus' The Essential Geography of the United States of America ($13-$40) is bound to restore your faith. Created by Imus, alone, over the course of two years' worth of seven-day work weeks, this 50" x 35.3" masterpiece features meticulously laid-out typography, chosen to maximize the amount of information displayed while retaining readability, with emphasis on topography. [via]