My Journal — process



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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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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How Dapper Notes Are Made

Well, this isn't the step-by-step how to make Dapper Notes from scratch. It's a video! For the sixth edition, The Runner, I filmed my process of putting together the notebooks from start to finish, and cut...

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Making the First Set of Notebooks

This video is from when Dapper Notes were first made, at a time when they weren't yet called Dapper Notes (more on that here). Enjoy this behind-the-scenes process video, and a glimpse into the first video...

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