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Books by Hand: Design & Bind a One-Year Supply of Notebooks For You and Yours

Carissa Hempton, Owner & Creative Director, A Civil Fox

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10 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

      1:42
    • Three Minute Mock up

      3:13
    • Tools and Supplies

      4:29
    • Brush Pattern Covers

      3:47
    • Hand Stamped Covers

      3:47
    • Typography By Hand

      6:33
    • Score Fold and Trim

      5:04
    • Saddle-stitched Staple Method

      2:24
    • Saddle-stitched Sewn Method

      4:20
    • Finishing Touches

      4:16

About This Class

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In this class, you'll learn how to design and produce a pocket notebook series by hand. By the end, you'll have a group of 6–12 notebooks for personal use or to gift to friends throughout the year! We'll explore numerous ideas for designing your custom cover series using analogue graphics and typography. Then we'll go through the basics of making a saddle-stitched book—sewn or stapled. Along the way, you'll get tips on sizing, trimming and paper selection. Lastly, we'll discuss finishing touches and ideas for packaging them for gifting.

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73 of 75 students recommendSee All

Excellent tutorial - can't wait to get stuck in!
love it. also appreciated two options for binding, going to make some pocket notesbooks now
Eva Haldane

I say "dude" a lot.

FANTASTIC CLASS! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Carissa Hempton

Owner & Creative Director, A Civil Fox

Hello Skillshare! I am a creative director and designer living and working in Houston, Texas. In 2004 I graduated from University of Houston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Communications. After holding a senior designer position at Deuce Creative for nine years, my husband and I started A Civil Fox in the summer of 2013. We design brand identities, visual communications and tools for creative businesses and entrepreneurs.

Over the past four years, I have served on the board o...

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