Edition #38 Notes
I first met Layne Ewing when she created a design for the Goodtype Tuesday challenge, where she was [not surprisingly] one of the top three winners. Following Layne's work has been a delight, and I am so excited we got to collaborate on the final piece of her Greta Van Fleet collection: illustrations inspired by the music of that band.
For this edition, Layne painted a variety of patterns onto the cover fabric using gold ink and a dry brush. I then screenprinted the design in black ink, and we picked an endsheet pattern with galaxies and the night sky, also screenprinted in gold. Apropos since the name of Layne's art for this edition is "Dreams in Gold".
We hope this notebook inspires you to dream big. If you can dream it, you can do it.
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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- Dreams in Gold
- Layne Ewing
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- Cover Material
- Cotton canvas
- Material Fray
- Yellow Moon
- Endsheet Design
- Night Sky, gold screenprinting
- Endsheet Material
- Hand-made lokta
- 70lb dot grid
- Dawn blue
- Title Inspiration
- Greta Van Fleet
- Notebook Size
- 3½ × 5½ inches
- April 2022
A matching sticker is included free with every notebook. The sticker design is split into daydreaming/nighttime, mimicking the notebook's imprint, and is printed onto a mirror material for that extra sparkly finish ✨
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.
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Wow, beyond beautiful. They are very well made and sweet. Thrilled to have these gorgeous notes.Brad
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I love this notebook. It's beautifully hand crafted, very sturdy, and makes a great conversation piece. 10/Milo