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Saturnian Dawn

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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."

This limited edition contains: Spencerian-style "destroyer" lettering and hand-drawn pattern on the outside, printed onto 7.5oz cotton twill fabric. Bright red fabric bookcloth inside. A hand-made lokta paper endsheet with a two-color bloom screenprint. 48 dot grid pages on 70lb smooth white. Bright yellow thread finish.

Edition fray: Most Dapper Notes covers are made using fabric, which naturally frays with use. Each material behaves differently, and this meter will help you guage how much fraying to expect from your notebook.

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Fabric Covered

Every notebook cover is made from two materials: a good looking fabric on the outside, backed by book cloth inside. These covers are just the nicest, and oh so very showoff-able.

100% Handmade

Created from scratch in the USA, one-by-one, with focus on the details. I glue the covers, stitch the binding, trim the corners, package and mail them to you myself.

Thread Bound

Wax-coated linen thread is stronger than staples, and these 3.5 x 5.5" durable notebooks will last a lifetime to hold and tell your story inside.

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How Saturnian Dawn was Made