Edition #36 Notes
Nim Ben-Reuven is the designer behind Saturnian Dawn, and his life's work is embedded in this edition through and through. He is known for his meticulous Spencerian lettering, detailed pattern illustrations, board game designs, and most of all his unabashedly honest messaging. I'm lucky to call Nim a friend, and beyond excited to have the best parts of his work adorn a Dapper Notes edition.
Nim is also the person behind The Cardboard Baby, an Instagram account dedicated to chronicling the life of an animated cardboard family. Over the years, the adventures of Cardboard Baby have entertained my family so much that we all got together to make miniature Cardboard Baby boxes (pictured) to ship each and every Saturnian Dawn order. Whether subscribing to the Bookhead Club or purchasing a single notebook, it'll be delivered to you in one of these boxes.
I asked Nim if he could share some thoughts on our collaboration. The following is his personal guarantee:
"With this notebook, you have become Destroyer of Limitations, Annihilator of Tasks, and Eviscerator of Expectations. Go forth into the Saturnian Dawn, oh Wielder of Notebook, and show 'em what's what."
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.
Once shipped, most domestic orders take anywhere from 2 to 10 business days to arrive depending on the efficiency of your local postal service. International shipping delivery times may vary between 1 and 12 weeks.
Saturnian Dawn specs
- "Destroyer" Spencerian lettering
- Nim Ben-Reuven
- Online at
- Cover Material
- 7.5oz cotton twill
- Material Fray
- Italian red
- Endsheet Design
- Bloom screen print
- Endsheet Material
- Lokta hand-made
- 48 dot grid on 70lb smooth white
- Bright yellow
- Title Inspiration
- The New Dawn of Saturn
- December 2021
Every single Saturnian Dawn order comes shipped inside a Cardboard Baby box, a miniature version of Nim's animated creation.
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