Out of the Hobonichi Original accessories, the Hobonichi Pencil Board is one of the most popular items. Keeping it underneath the page you’re writing on allows the reinforcement to provide an enjoyable writing experience. They fit perfectly to the size of the techo book, and will prevent your pen from sliding on the page, and not leave indentations on the opposite page, making for a comfortable writing experience.
The Saul Leiter pencil boards come in three sizes: the A6 Original/Planner size, the A5 Cousin size, and the Weeks size. With these pencil boards, you can carry around photos by American photographer and painter Saul Leiter (1923-2013).
The front of each pencil board fully prints photographs of New York in the 1950s. The A6 Original/Planner size features Untitled, c. 1955, a piece where the red umbrella stands out on a wintery scene. For the A5 Cousin size, we chose Don’t Walk, 1952, a photograph with an interesting contrast of the red lights that shine on a dark screen and a green umbrella. The Weeks size shows Sidewalk, 1950s, a piece that captures the shadows of people walking from a window that has fogged up because of the rain. Each piece takes you to a different world by simply gazing at them, and allows your imagination roam free.
The back is a plain gray with the name of each piece printed on the bottom. One side is labeled by millimeter to act as a metric ruler, and a “Today” tab on the corner to mark the current page if you’d like to use it as a bookmark as well.
(c)Saul Leiter Foundation