Save the Date Dec 10th!

unfortunately this event was cancelled. I am open for this weekend to do an in store pop and will advise if I am replacing the venue.

New items ready to ship

Noterious Designline Journals Each one a true treasure, and absolute great gift idea! This new line of journals features rugged cover materials in an assortment of about 6 Linen Buckram colors with a Swiss style binding (the inside left cover swings out with an…

Wholesale Account Information

Interested in Establishing a Wholesale Account? If you have a brick and mortar retail location, or an online storefront and would be interested in carrying any of our various notebooks, journals, boxes, photo albums and more, please email us at: info@designbindery.com and we will…

Turbine Flats Holiday Open House

  Get a jump on your Holiday shopping for “local goods” all in one location at the event. We’ll be there with fresh supply of hand made journals and notebooks. If all works out for table space, I will also bring the Kwik-Print machine…

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…