Strathmore Visual Journals deliver high-performing papers and heavy-duty features engineered to meet the intense demands of the artist's creative process. Traditional journals, often focused on style, do not offer the range of paper types and weights to handle the rigors of mixed media journaling. Our books feature heavy-duty covers with wire binding that is thicker and stronger than traditional wire. The binding itself allows the journal to lie flat and open up to 360 degrees, features important to artists. Artists find some journals intimidating, which can inhibit the creative process. Visual Journal design is hand-illustrated, subtle and welcoming. A removable cover sheet attracts attention, communicates the benefits of the Strathmore Visual Journal and provides detailed information on paper performance characteristics and recommended media.