Tall Man walks into the coffee shop…..

View this post on Instagram Tall man walks into the shop and orders a large Mocha… He looks around while I’m making it and then comes back and tells me he’s a journal maker based out of Lincoln and would I like to see…

Make Lincoln Sept 21st, 2019

Where: Trago Park (21st & Y, Lincoln NE ) When: Sept 21st, Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm Stop by and see demonstrations from makers of all sorts from the local Lincoln community. This will be our second year participating in the event…

New Noterious Notebooks!

New Product Spotlight: Handmade Leather Wallets

Over the last year or so, I had accumulated fairly large amounts of leather scraps from some white label commercial leather journal projects. I remember touring a bindery years ago that specialized in leather bound items and the production manager heading the tour said:…

Leather Bound Journal Product Development Spotlight

Over the last several months, we have been collaborating with Rocky Leflore, owner/founder of Ducksouth in Morgan City, MS. He is host to a podcast and an online community of over 20,000 avid duck hunting enthusiasts. The concept for the hunting journal went through many iterations…

Sneak Peak: Noterious

Along with doing journal and book production work for other brands and companies, the fun part of this whole thing for me is the dreaming and scheming of our own new products. I’ve been talking off and on for some time about this new…

Change is Good!

I made some changes at the beginning of the year, but had not made any official public announcements until now. At the end of December ’17, I resigned from my sales job at another bindery I had been working with and joined Marathon Press…

Custom Projects

Design Bindery consults on and produces specially commissioned Custom Projects such as uniquely designed journals, planners, sketchbooks, notebooks, boxes, slipcases, photo albums, coasters, and game boards to name a few. We got our start a few years ago, answering the call for special products…

Notebooks for The School of Styling

We were thrilled to recently get invited to be a contributor to March 2018 School of Styling Workshop. The School of Styling, a three-day hands-on workshop designed to equip and encourage creative entrepreneurs to style with intention, build smart businesses, and cultivate community. TSOS…

Poetry Train and a Dos a Dos

Updated a new version of The Wanderer here- a collaborative collection of poems as it roves from one member to the next of the poetry community created by John Wordslinger of the Poetry Train. I first met John one night years ago around the…

The Blizzard of ’18

I’ll just start out by saying I often think the story “behind” the production can be more interesting. This is one of those tales. With a new week starting last Monday, I was up early to go pick up paper for a new project…

Collaboration Over Competition

Design Bindery LLC, has set out to create a new, no-nonsense way to buy personalized notebooks and writing journals- whether direct to consumer, via wholesale or private labeling to corporate/promotional accounts.  We favor a business model of collaboration over competition. As the print, publishing…