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

Carissa Hempton, Design Director at NUU Group

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10 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:42
    • 2. Three Minute Mock up

      3:13
    • 3. Tools and Supplies

      4:29
    • 4. Brush Pattern Covers

      3:47
    • 5. Hand Stamped Covers

      3:47
    • 6. Typography By Hand

      6:33
    • 7. Score Fold and Trim

      5:04
    • 8. Saddle-stitched Staple Method

      2:24
    • 9. Saddle-stitched Sewn Method

      4:20
    • 10. 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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