In a nutshell, the Sketchnote Handbook is the who, what, when, where, why, and how of taking visual notes. Mike explains it all clearly and concisely using his great illustration and sketchnote style. And, to my pleasant surprise, Mike recruited several other prominent sketchnoters to include their work in the book as well. It’s great to see a variety of styles in one book.
Not only is this a great resource for learning how to take visual notes, but the material also applies to other areas as well. I don’t go to many conferences, so I don’t get the chance to take sketchnotes much except for the occasional webinar or TED talk video. However, I do use sketches a lot to capture ideas for projects, sketch out scripts and storyboards and to try to communicate ideas. The principles in the book apply perfectly to these disciplines as well.
A fantastic resource that’s bound to be a classic and belongs in every visual thinkers library.
Sacha Chua created a sketchnote review of the Sketchnote Handbook on her site.