Playground Sketchbook
Playground Sketchbook
Playground Sketchbook
Playground Sketchbook
Playground Sketchbook
Playground Sketchbook
Playground Sketchbook

Playground Sketchbook

Regular price$28
  • Corduroy & bookcloth cover
  • Hand-made in Fair Lawn
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Made to order

Edition Notes

This sketchbook is a companion to the Playground edition. It has the same corduroy cover with a screen printed design by Hugo Moura, but inside everything is different.

Echoing Hugo's ink on paper work, this large size notebook is the first ever to be using 48 pages of 100lb paper inside instead of the usual 70lb paper you know and love. It's more sketchbook than notebook, and a very apropos but also very fun experiment to make. A playground for creation indeed.

The colors are also different with a red bookcloth to back the corduroy cover, red ink printed on white handmade paper endsheets, and a flame red thread.

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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Some items are made to order, which you'll see noted in the product description. 

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Playground Sketchbook specs

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Cover Material
Material Fray
Cover Ink
Pearlescent white
Allure red
Endsheet Material
Handmade lokta
Cover & Endsheet
Screen printed
Sketch Sheet
17lb Neenah UV transparent
100lb French Paper blank
Flame red
Notebook Size
5½ × 8 inches

Playground Sketchbook

Textures everywhere

From the cover's coarse corduroy texture that is soft and oh so fun to hold, to the endsheet inside and everything in between, Playground is a delight for the senses

Packaging to match

Since I'm now making and printing packaging for the large notebooks, the ink for Playground Sketchbook's packaging is red, to coordinate with the colors found inside

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 Dapper Notes are 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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