It’s no secret that a lot of stans consider their favorite artists as both positive influences and muses. What is K-pop bullet journal art if not a physical manifestation of this? Fans are creating bullet journal spreads that look like they could be official concept photo releases, all while simultaneously getting their sh*t together. It’s the best of both worlds.
If you’re looking to get your K-pop bujo on, let these Filipino artists inspire you to get crafting.
Moodz Lover is run by a gal named Rain whose favorite artists are Woodz, The Boyz, and Yerin Baek. She’s a maximalist who deftly shifts from cute and colorful Lisa Frank-inspired pages to moodier ones in subdued tones.
“I like thinking that I’m making a cute mess whenever I make bujo spreads. My style changes depending on what my topic is, but I love filling up my pages and putting on as many stickers and photos as I can. Minimalism is definitely not for me. I love kidcore and using Sanrio as a reference. I put my own twist on them!” she said to Preen.
For one of our favorite spreads on her page, she listed down songs for a rainy afternoon and shared a personal anecdote about her own name. She added pieces of teared up paper on a collage that gave it a magazine cut-out effect. The messy doodles are also a nice touch to the cool and sentimental spread.
Tenoclockk_, whose favorite groups are NCT, SuperM, and Red Velvet, also creates cluttered spreads in bold colors reminiscent of ‘90s magazines. Some cool elements from her work are custom receipts and stamp marks.
“I don’t restrict myself to one journaling style. I make sure that each one is unique and different. I do love pink and ‘Sailor Moon’ so I do include them on my layouts and spreads from time to time,” she told us.
For her spread inspired by Joy’s solo album “Hello,” she paired photos of Joy with a quote inserted using block alphabet stickers and washi tape. The result is a mix of bold and dainty, just like Red Velvet vocalist.
Another treasure trove of fun spreads in loud colors is Poyongs, run by 21-year-old EXO-L and NCTzen Abi. Apart from K-pop, they also take inspiration from K-dramas such as “Law School” and “Fight For My Way.” “My style is a spin on the fun and bold design of the magazines and books I used to read as a kid,” they told us.
For their “Who is Sticker?” NCT spread, they used Windows 98 photo frames, glitch stickers and school-related elements such as algebra notes. Talk about understanding the assignment!
If you’re partial to a soft and cute aesthetic, spreads from Ianna’s Bujo are right up your alley. Often adding cute animal stickers on soothing palettes, their work may remind you of garden picnics and days with childhood friends. She also makes spreads for her corgi, Butter. “I’m definitely more maximalist than minimalist, and I like using brighter colors compared to pastel,” the MOARMY tells us.
Her June in review BTS-inspired spread might give you an idea on designs that leave a lot of room for your journal entries. The tiny calendar is a clever addition by the BTS and TXT fan.
Another vintage artist with a penchant for all things vintage is ARMY Soft Vintaege. Their palette is a combination of brown, black and white. Coffee stains, wax seals and Japanese wrapping paper are some of their go-to elements.
For one of their Taehyung spreads, they added stickers shaped like letter stamps and butterfly wings. It’s delicate and a bit melancholic.