This sketchbook is a companion to the Playground edition. It has the same corduroy cover with a screen printed design by Hugo Moura, but inside everything is different.
Echoing Hugo's ink on paper work, this large size notebook is the first ever to be using 48 pages of 100lb paper inside instead of the usual 70lb paper you know and love. It's more sketchbook than notebook, and a very apropos but also very fun experiment to make. A playground for creation indeed.
The colors are also different with a red bookcloth to back the corduroy cover, red ink printed on white handmade paper endsheets, and a flame red thread.
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
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.
Playground Sketchbook specs
- Hugo Moura
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- Cover Material
- Material Fray
- Cover Ink
- Pearlescent white
- Allure red
- Endsheet Material
- Handmade lokta
- Cover & Endsheet
- Screen printed
- Sketch Sheet
- 17lb Neenah UV transparent
- 100lb French Paper blank
- Flame red
- Notebook Size
- 5½ × 8 inches
Since I'm now making and printing packaging for the large notebooks, the ink for Playground Sketchbook's packaging is red, to coordinate with the colors found inside
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