Edition #41 Notes
Some friendships arrive from the most unexpected places, like with Steve Kwasniewski who I met on a daily artist virtual coworking chat in April 2020 and still see almost daily. Steve is not only a great friend whose companionship has helped shape what Dapper Notes is today, but he's also a talented artist specializing in avian and nature illustrations using fine stippling.
Stippling is kind of like pointillism, only done in ink and usually with a single color. Steve's illustrations are always eerie and created with a level of patience that is simply astounding. The same is true for Lights on the Mire, a very seasonal design, and you should definitely watch the video below to see Steve's drawing process.
Fray level: High
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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Lights on the Mire specs
- Steve Kwasniewski
- Online at
- Cover Material
- 10oz cotton twill denim
- Material Fray
- French Roast
- Endsheet Material
- Espresso soft Unryu
- 70lb graph
- Cold Brew
- Notebook Size
- 3½ × 5½ inches
- Title Inspiration
- In Mourning / Opeth
- October 2022
Lights on the Mire
Another design by Steve Kwasniewski is included as a black and white sticker with every notebook, so you can enjoy even more of his detailed stippling work.
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!
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
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.
Supply chain issues be damned, these notebooks are sent directly to you to any location in the world.
Dapper notes are the antidote to the digital age. Every item is handcrafted, hand-sewn, and designed for maximum delight.Teresa
Highest quality construction and materials, keen eye for detail, and delicious design, month after month.Dana
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.Cindy
I am a lover of texture, both visually and physically, so the different book covers are perfect for me!RoseAnn
Wow, beyond beautiful. They are very well made and sweet. Thrilled to have these gorgeous notes.Brad
Beautifully made, exceptional craftsmanship, wonderful customer service!Gia
I love this notebook. It's beautifully hand crafted, very sturdy, and makes a great conversation piece. 10/Milo