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Leather Bound Journal Product Development Spotlight

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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 before landing on the final version below.  Basic ideas for this […]

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Sneak Peak: Noterious

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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 brand launch: Noterious. Sometimes it’s a good thing to wait, or […]

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Change is Good!

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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 as Book Publishing Manager/VP Product Development. I had been both a […]

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Custom Projects

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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 no one else wanted to produce from diverse companies such as […]

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Notebooks for The School of Styling

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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 has been to eight cities and they are gearing up to […]

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Poetry Train and a Dos a Dos

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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 fall of 2013 in Princeton IL. Traveling home from back east, […]

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The Blizzard of ’18

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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 for a customer in LA. I drove right by a rainbow […]

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Collaboration Over Competition

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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 and book manufacturing industries continue to morph and evolve, you can […]

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Post Binding for Menus, Portfolios and Albums

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Our Post Binding method works awesome for fancy restaurant or bar menus, wine lists,portfolios and photo albums. This one pictured above used a corkskin and cloth material combination. Inner book opens to lay flat and we can provide an assortment of printed or non printed interior pages depending on needs and usage. Post Binding or […]

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Independence Day 2017

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From the book “Our Flag” published in 1989 by the House of Representatives… “On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution authorizing a committee to devise a seal for the United States of America. This mission, designed to reflect the Founding Fathers’ beliefs, values, and sovereignty of the new Nation, did not become […]