MD Notebook A6 Artist Collaboration - Mikiko Amemiya
In celebration of MD's 15th year anniversary, the MD team invited Mikiko Amemiya and 14 other artists to get creative with the MD Notebook and enjoy the way you can write everywhere, even on the cover. Then they created a special-edition MD Notebooks with the artists' illustrations and writing blind embossed on the covers.
With the artists given carte blanche on an A5 MD, the original artwork is debossed on an A6 notebook.
Mikiko Amemiya for Midori MD
Ame is a Kobe-based dentist and artist. Her artistic work — photography, calligraphy and illustrating — began as a hobby when Ame was a student. She now publishes her works in calendars and other products, teaches workshops on photography and calligraphy, holds individual exhibitions of her art and works on department store catalogs and event planning. With her 43K followers on instagram, she shares slices of life with her own unique style.
About their artwork for Midori MD, Ame shares: "A notebook is a place where all kinds of ideas are born and grow. When I chose these motifs, I was thinking of the way your notebook appears in many different scenes in your life—it's a part of your daily life. I used simple lines and organic text. I also incorporated the same elements as the stickers that come with the MD Notebook. The user finishes the cover by filling those parts in—write things like your name and the date. MD Notebook is smooth and makes writing easy. When you open it, it sits open at 180 degrees, so you can write calligraphy freely with nothing restricting you. I feel like my calligraphy comes out even better than usual on smooth paper like this. And seeing these versions of MD Notebook with all kinds of ideas, notes and records makes it even more fun."