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Random Notes about Doodling, Sketching, Drawing and Illustrating by John Vernon Lord

Random Notes about Doodling, Sketching, Drawing and Illustrating looks at the works and private sketchbooks of acclaimed illustrator, John Vernon Lord. With works from the 1950’s to 2023, this volume represents the most comprehensive range of work from Lord.

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Jesus Cisernos sketchbooks

by Jesús Cisneros

Six/Seis shows the work of Spanish illustrator Jesús Cisneros, with a focus on exploring his sketchbooks. The book is broken into six sections, themes, series, memory, exploration, accidents and fiction. Each section features an essay by Cisneros in both English and Spanish.

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Analogue Process
by Chris Bigg

Analogue Process explores the work of designer Chris Bigg who is known for his work for Record Label 4AD. Including work for The Pixies, David Sylvian, The Breeders and Belly

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Let’s get shitfaced, it’s free
by Erik Kessels

Kessels collated a series of images as a form of digital sketchbook which have been interpreted into book form by designer and Unseen Sketchbooks collaborator Chris Bigg. Be prepared for collisions of images and adult content.



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Guest Publishers


Unseen Sketchbooks are now stocking the fabulous Plastikcomb Magazine. Plastikcomb Magazine (PCM) is a bi-annual publication that features a diverse line-up of artists and non-conventional editorial design.


We are pleased to announce that we now stock books from the 46pgs project. Great set of artists and designers working in image manipulation, typographic practice and all things distressed and grunge. Get your fix now!


We are distributing for publisher Studio 245 who produce in-depth books on design. Studio 245 have just released a book by David Carson, a ‘lost’, unfinished book from the 00’s The Rules of Grafik Design + Creativity 

We are a UK based bespoke publishing house producing limited edition books with designers, illustrators and artists focusing on new and unseen work from their archives. The editions are all short print runs and often involve special print techniques, covers or prints.

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Do you have an archive you would like to explore as a book or print. Send us an email at more or direct message on Instagram @unseensketchbooks

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