Philipp Keel's Simple Diary™

The all-new installment of TASCHEN’s bestseller

In a world where products are out as soon as they’re in, where communicating without wires doesn’t come without strings, and even our accessories need accessories, we need simple tools. A book that helps us look inside because we are overloaded outside.

There are three reasons why most people, although they have tried, won’t keep a diary:

1. Not every day is very eventful.
2. It actually takes a lot of discipline to write.
3. In retrospect, many find what they have written embarrassing.

Keel’s Simple Diary™ offers structure for those who don’t have time to wonder, making it easy to record life’s moments. It gives the pleasure of a quick response and the sense that no matter what’s wrong, more is right.

This instant classic is filled with refreshing philosophy and original wisdom. Keel’s Simple Diary™ entertains, helps you focus and keeps you company.

"With an addictive design and curious text, this book gives readers the ‘simple tools’ to create unique, memorable daily records without all the heavy lifting of blank journals."
Publishers Weekly, New York

va keel simple diary vol2 all 01

Simple Diary Slogan V2

Simple Diary Website
The author:
Philipp Keel is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer. His early influences included Fellini, Sendak, Steinberg and palm trees (not necessarily in that order). He is the author of the best-selling All About Me series with over three million copies in print. Collections of Keel's photography and editions have been published in Look At Me, in Color and in AISA – Images from an Imaginary Continent.
Keel's Simple Diary Volume Two (olive green)

Keel's Simple Diary Volume Two (olive green)

Flexicover with bookmark, 4.6 x 6.5 in., 136 pages
$ 15
Edition: English
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
“Simple Diary™ is my response to having too much information and not enough meaning, and needing to remember what made me smile.”
Simple Diary™ Volume One – The Cloverleaf Edition, comes in six colors.
— Philipp Keel, United States
  • See also
Say a Little Prayer
Say a Little Prayer
10 card sets with 11 cards each (6 x 8,4 cm/2.4 x 3.3 in.) in a plexiglas box
$ 39.99
Keel's Simple Diary Volume One (brown)
Keel's Simple Diary Volume One (brown)
Flexicover with bookmark, 4.6 x 6.5 in., 136 pages
$ 15