Summer of Sketching
Summer of Sketching
Summer of Sketching
Summer of Sketching
Summer of Sketching
Summer of Sketching
Eric Friedensohn, designer of this edition

Summer of Sketching

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

Edition #9 Notes

The very first artist collaboration, designed and created with Eric Friedensohn for Summer of Sketching

$1 from the sale of each book will be donated to the Stay Sharp Scholarship by Goodtype.

Fray level: High

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Summer of Sketching specs

Summer of Sketching abstract lettering pattern
Eric Friedensohn
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Cover Material
Cotton twill
Material Fray
Sky Gray
Endsheet Design
Teal cover: seafoam endsheet; Pink cover: pink endsheet
Endsheet Material
Unruyu chiffon
48 pages on 70lb smooth white. Teal cover: dot grid; Pink cover: blank
Teal cover: teal thread; Pink cover: rose thread
June 2017

Summer of Sketching

Collaboration first

This edition marks the very first Dapper Notes collaboration with another artist, and I'm absolutely thrilled with how it all came out.

The outdoors are calling

Summer of Sketching is a project aimed at encouraging artists to go outside and create, using the warm weather to be inspired by nature and the outdoors. Happy summer, and happy sketching!

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 Summer of Sketching 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.

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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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