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…

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…

Recent Projects Summer 2017

Nebraska by Heart PostCard/Coloring Books for Lead UP NE Wholesale Order for Old Man Berkins, Breckenridge, CO

A new twist on Islamic Bindings

The profession of a bookbinder, at times, can be a very humbling pursuit. Anyone who’s been on this journey knows what I mean. The fails. The innumerable fails…. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Was thinking this is a-lot like musicianship of which I also know a lil’ bit….

Luxurious Leather Bound Mini Journals

Fancy Purse Pocket Journal 160 pages on fancy powder blue laid finish 80 lb writing paper, 5.75″w x 2-7/8″ H Landscape orientation End sheets using tree-free banana paper 65 lb cover stock weight. This lightweight purse jotter is classy and useful. Smyth sewn binding…

Custom Journals and Book Projects

This is a glimpse of just a few of the projects going on behind the scenes here recently. Custom Designed Quarter Bound Journal Special Designed line of Blank Journals for Colorado Bookstore

New Items for Holy Cow! Journals

We’re Rolling Out New Items from the Holy Cow! Line of Blank Journals and Notebooks!! Holy Cow! Books and Journals launched around May of this year was our first official “retail brand”, catered to the smaller independent bookstore/gift shop market. Our flagship journal, the…

KS Book Fest Recap

The Kansas Book Festival last week went well. It was a great day weather wise, and the event was well organized and was a fun time. Once I got setup, I was quickly into the vibe of the show and many great, friendly people…

Fun with Comics

Had some fun making some new journals, by up-cycling some comic book covers we had laying around the shop. We cut the covers down, film laminate them with a high gloss finish and duplexed them to Mohawk 34 point material which is stiff and…

Tie Dye Time!

Every summer for the last 3 years, we make up a small batch of tie dye blank journals. We started doing this in small numbers and took the journals to sell outside concerts at places like Red Rocks. They have always been a popular…

Go Wander!

Every now and then you just need to stop, take a deep breath and ask yourself: “How am I feeling right now?” and “Where are we headed now?” and even better, let yourself go off a tangent and “wander around a bit”. Explore. In…

Origins of the Fleur-de-lis

The printed design end sheets for this journal are made with a “Fleur-de-lis” pattern. Have you ever wondered about the origin of this iconic symbol and just exactly what does it represent? Same here! As we were creating a new style blank journal with…