The much-anticipated Traveler's Notebook B-Sides and Rarities Collection has landed at Scratch & Jotter. We're in love with the creative and unique styles laid out in this collection. We all have our favourite tracks from albums that never reached the popular zenith, however, to us, those songs were no less impactful.
It's all about the Journey - even the B-Sides.
Traveler's Notebook has long held the journey in high esteem (be it physical travel or life's journey), and as such, the release of some of their B-sides and Rarities is a testament to all parts of our journey. Every step we take is worthy. Even those moments that don't make it to the highlights reel.
The range consists of Super lightweight paper (around 68gsm), Washable paper, Letter Pad, Cotton Zipper Cases (YAY!), Message/Gift Cards and Sticker Release paper.
The Story behind the Traveler’s Notebook B-Sides & Rarities
Back in the days of vinyl records, artists used to release their hit singles with an A-side and a B-side. The A-side was for the song the artist was hoping would be a hit, while the B-sides were often considered bonus tracks, and musicians were less concerned about their commercial prospects.
There were times when the B-side became more of a hit than the A-side, or developed a cult following. It is now common for long-running musicians to release albums of “B-Sides & Rarities”.
In the 15 years since TRAVELER’S notebook was first released, Traveler’s Company Japan have explored all kinds of new styles that were ultimately chose not to adopt as permanent products.
So just as musicians release albums of their B-sides and rarities, we’ve re-released a range of refills that are a little out of the ordinary. Maybe some of them will be B-sides that become a bigger hit than the A-side.