Edition #46 Notes
Designed with Rene Clairin, an illustrator in NYC whose method of sketching draws you right in to the New York mood, as if you were part of their notebook observing passersby and partaking in the city's favorite sport of people watching. For our collaboration, Rene illustrated a bustling summer in New York city scene, with tones, elements, and a mood that is very transportive.
Split York City is inspired by the song New York City by Adrianne Lenker and Buck Meek, and how as a place the city has the power to split us and make us many parts of a whole.
“Well, New York City split me like a log in a mill
Half of me happy, the other half ill
But I feel myself a-warming to the old neon chill
I still feel a longing, but its chased by a thrill
And oh, it's so hard to find your place
I'd never have found mine, if I hadn't seen your face”
Split York City specs
- Rene and Natalie
- Online at
- Cover Material
- Cotton linen blend
- Material Fray
- Cover Design
- 3rd Avenue melt
- Hudson sunset
- Endsheet Design
- NYC mementos
- Endsheet Material
- Rice paper
- 70lb smooth white
- Notebook Size
- 3½ × 5½ inches
- Title Inspiration
- Adrianne Lenker & Buck Meek
- August 2023
Split York City
Rene's design was printed onto a texture cotton/linen fabric blend, very apropos for mid-August summer wear in the city. There are many hidden gems in the design, including a store sign that reads "Enon's Stationery."
All in the details
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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.
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