Summer of Sketching 2018 Dapper Notes
yellow chiffon paper notebook
cork covered sketchbook
moment macro closeup of notebook stitching
Summer of Sketching with Eric Friedensohn AKA efdot

Summer of Sketching 2018

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

Edition Notes

This is the second collaboration with @efdot for Summer of Sketching for its fifth year of getting us outside and being creative. The Summer of Sketching Dapper Notes ships FREE in the USA, with discounted deliveries worldwide. 

Take Note

Summer of Sketching 2018 is not part of the Bookhead Club. Notebooks are being made to order, and will be available through the end of summer 2018 or until I run out of materials (whichever comes first).

Fray level: None

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

Orders are shipped within two business days. If I'm away for any reason, you'll see an announcement on the top of the website noting as such.

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.

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Summer of Sketching 2018 specs

Summer of Sketching logo
Eric Friedensohn
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Cover Material
Natural cork
Material Fray
Lead black
Endsheet Material
Yellow onion skin
48 pages on 70lb smooth white
June 2018

Summer of Sketching 2018

Freshly detailed

Includes a heat embossed logo on the cork cover, and a finely debossed logo on the belly band.

Inspiration everywhere

The Summer of Sketching project is the perfect inspiration to go out and doodle, write, sketch, and be one with art and nature. Have a fabulous summer!

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 2018 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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