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Memo This - 48 page pocket size notebook with HANDDRAWN COVER

ON A PERSONAL NOTE

I've been obsessed with the Field Notes memo book for a while now, and when I got the allert you posted a class on note books (I've taken/I'm taking a few other of your classes, hence the warning), it grabbed on to the opportunity to make my own kind of Field Notes as my first class project on Skillshare (love from Belgium for the Skillshare site btw).

DESIGNING THE COVER

I took to pen en paper to design the cover. Completely handdrawn, with a merry bunch of freaky looking heads and a lot of "je-ne-sais-quoi", shapes and other stuff to keep it interesting, just like the "Where's Wally" books.

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AFTER THE DRAWING

When I was finished with the drawing part of the cover, I took my design to the scanner, and converted it to a .pdf file I could clean up with Illustrator. I sliced the cover in half so I had two covers from the same design. Exported the drawings with a bleed and some cut lines and sended it out to the printers.

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My friends at the printers printed out 10 copies of each cover so I could make like two (10 pieces) "limited editions" of my notebooks for myself.

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AND SO IT BEGAN

After receiving my 20 print outs, I printed up some graph, lined and dotted papers in order to make 3 graph, 3 dotted, 2 lined and 2 blank notebooks of each. And so the cutting and folding began.

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TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

So today I finally had some time to bind (using your genious staple method) and trip a few of them. But for tomorrow (and the day after) I have a little more binding and trimming to do I guess...

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CHEERS

And so it began. The era of the handmade Memo This 48 page pocket sized notebooks. Thanks to Field Notes for the obsession and to you for the means to make my own!

Cheers!

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