Split York City
Split York City
Split York City
Split York City
Split York City
Split York City
Split York City

Split York City

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

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”

Also available in large size.

Fray level: High

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Split York City specs

Rene and Natalie
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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

Extra extra

Complementing the cover's design, the decorative endsheet inside contains a pattern of New York City locations, mementos, and other tidbits. Illustrated by Rene and screenprinted by me – with burgundy ink to match the cover – on rice paper.

Summer linen

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

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 Split York City 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 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.


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Wow, beyond beautiful. They are very well made and sweet. Thrilled to have these gorgeous notes.


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I love this notebook. It's beautifully hand crafted, very sturdy, and makes a great conversation piece. 10/


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