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Just Covers This Time

Years in the making Before I started selling Dapper Notes (which were then called Hebrew Type Books), I was already experimenting with making notebook covers. No, not the kind that are hand-sewn into Dapper Notes notebooks, but rather covers...

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Process Isn't Perfect

The sixteenth edition of Dapper Notes is for subscribers only. Here's Why. Everything is an experiment Every design I create is a brand new experiment. I try to find an interesting combination of cover materials - usually fabric...

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Behind the Logos

This website has two logos, kinda. There's a nice bit of history behind each one and how they work together. Here's how it all started...

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The Making of Summer of Sketching Notebooks

New Video! The ninth edition of Dapper Notes was made in collaboration with Eric Friedensohn, to celebrate Summer of Sketching. While constructing the notebooks, Eric shot a lot of behind-the-scenes footage, and compiled it all into this one-minute,...

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All About Fabric Notebook Covers

Out of all the things that make Dapper Notes special, one feature that stands out above the rest are the fabric covers. If you haven't seen my notebooks in person yet, let me explain: How Dapper Notes covers are made When I...

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Dapper Notes: Behind the Name

Dapper Notes weren't always named that way. How My Pocket Notebooks Were Born Back in 2013 I was working on a print and tee business with a good friend of mine. We had lots of clever copy, and...

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