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NY Rhapsody

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

Edition #26 Notes

The design for NY Rhapsody was born from an illustration I made for an award-winning short film by the same name. Sal and Irwin asked me a while back to create a poster for Sal's silent film: a love letter to New York City and the inspiration it brings to all creators.

This love and inspiration are needed now more than ever, and I hope these little notebooks help inspire you to do good and be good.

(Also available as a keychain-sized notebook, and a film poster)

Fray level: Low

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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NY Rhapsody specs

NY sunset illustration
Enon Avital
Online at
This very website 😉
Cover Material
Waterproof fibers
Material Fray
Endsheet Design
Illustrated NYC subway map
Endsheet Material
48 graph on 70lb smooth white
Title Inspiration
George Gershwin
June 2020

NY Rhapsody

Tune of the town

Talking about New York is like trying to write a poem about love. But Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is the perfect homage, and the inspiration behind this edition.

I ❤ NY

With illustrated subway maps as the endsheets, you may be able to get around and find a new spot to love in New York City.

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 NY Rhapsody 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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