I was looking through Journals by Kurt Cobain. Really interesting, both visually and in terms of content. Obviously it was always going to be interesting because diaries are... they are your secrets from the world, a place to visit to shake off your rage, frustrations, concerns, experiences.. and happiness sometimes, ha.
Anyway, these journals have a range of things going on; sketches, scribbles, lists, song lyrics, comic strips, letters, and so on. Even though the majority of the pages are in black ink... I still think they are visually attractive. It is about the way everything has been placed and what has been written, its raw.. and reaches the core thoughts or Kurt Cobain. And that is what entices me to journals. They are you... but naked.
I love the variation of looks from these images from his book of Journal extracts. There is A LOT of writing but that is what a journal is about, being expressive in whatever form you deem suitable. I want to adopt this style for my journal, make it very visual and random. I want to not think about making it pretty because to me, that won't convey a raw image or appeal to it.