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Dog Gone Summer
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Dog Gone Summer

Regular price$17
  • Fabric & bookcloth cover
  • Hand-made in Fair Lawn
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Made to order

Edition #39 Notes

It's summer time! Which means many things, but around here I'm grabbing my notebook and mini board and going out to have a grand old time in the sun.

Dog Gone Summer was designed and screenprinted by my friend Dylan Goldberger. Dylan is an artist in Brooklyn who helped me with screenprinting the Abbott Road edition. He creates super detailed woodcuts, linocuts, and screen prints that regularly feature anthropomorphized animals in humorous scenes. And we're launching Dog Gone Summer on Go Skateboarding Day (AKA the summer solstice) because his love of dogs and skateboarding are prominent themes throughout his work.

The cover of Dog Gone Summer features dogs doing summer things, and inside you'll find an endsheet with lots of doggy essentials for making the most of each summer day. Grab a snack and your favorite writing instrument, and have a fabulous summer.

Fray level: Normal

Most Dapper Notes covers are made using fabric, which naturally frays with use. Each material behaves differently, and this meter will help you gauge how much fraying to expect from your notebook. Read more about fabric covers

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Dog Gone Summer specs

Go Skate Day BBQ
Dylan Goldberger
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Cover Material
Patterned polyester
Material Fray
Pool bottom teal
Endsheet Design
Woof essentials
Endsheet Material
Hand-made lokta
Cover & Endsheet
Screenprinted by Dylan
70lb lined
Notebook Size
3½ × 5½ inches
June 2022

Dog Gone Summer

Screenprinted all around

Each cover and endsheet was printed by Dylan himself at his Dog Gone Studios, located in the heart of Greenpoint Brooklyn. The cover uses Dylan's signature blue ink, which you'll find on almost every woodcut and screenprint he creates.

Stickers for everyone

A matching sticker is included free with every notebook. The sticker features a skateboarding spaniel from the notebook's cover imprint, and is printed using Dylan's signature woodcut style.

All in the details

Can you pinpoint what inspires you to write, to doodle, to journal your everyday? No matter the source, your Dapper Notes was made with extra care for all the little details, and is ready for you to capture life!

How Dog Gone Summer was made

Every Dapper Notes notebook is made by hand, from scratch using a variety of materials including: a fabric cover that's bound to bookcloth, a decorative end-sheet, all sewn with waxed thread. Watch this video to see how they're made, step by step.

Dapper Notes notebooks are

Fabric covered

Every notebook cover is made from two materials: a good looking fabric on the outside backed by book cloth inside.

100% made by me

Straight from my studio in Fair Lawn, you’re getting premium paper, wax coated linen thread stitching, glue and a little love.

Shipped everywhere

My hand-made notebooks can be sent directly to you to any location in the world where USPS delivers.

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Dapper notes are the antidote to the digital age. Every item is handcrafted, hand-sewn, and designed for maximum delight.


Highest quality construction and materials, keen eye for detail, and delicious design, month after month.


Dapper Notes are the best quality pocket sized notebooks you can get. The textile cover and thread binding means the books will hold up through time. I love the thick paper as well; good for fountain pens.


I am a lover of texture, both visually and physically, so the different book covers are perfect for me!


Wow, beyond beautiful. They are very well made and sweet. Thrilled to have these gorgeous notes.


Beautifully made, exceptional craftsmanship, wonderful customer service!


I love this notebook. It's beautifully hand crafted, very sturdy, and makes a great conversation piece. 10/


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