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My Journal — behind the scenes

March/April 2020 Status Update

March/April 2020 Status Update

Hi everyone. It's hard to know what to say at a time when we're overwhelmed with news and updates. It seems like every day there's another company we haven't thought about for years that sends an update on how...

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A New Day for Dapper Notes

A New Day for Dapper Notes

15 min read The last podcast episode of 2019 ended with a promise: that I'll return in the new year with an episode that chronicled changes I made in February 2018. After making that announcement, I started thinking...

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A Goodtype Tuesday Collaboration

A Goodtype Tuesday Collaboration

Two years ago, I collaborated with Eric Friedensohn on the Summer of Sketching Dapper Notes. We met through @goodtype, and decided to give back: $1 per book towards the Goodtype Stay Sharp Scholarship fund. Who's Goodtype? It's...

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Just Covers This Time

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

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

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

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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