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Grafolita Notebook


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Catarina Vaz

It’s always fun to play with new ones toys—but after a while a need for something more arises. That is how this notebook came to be, to fulfill the need to create something more meaningful and permanent in the hands of Catarina Vaz. 



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4.7 × 7.1 × 0.51 in.

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Fabriano / white

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Gira Sans by Rui Abreu from Fountain Type

This piece is available for purchase for $34.30

Grafolita Notebook
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Project Description

Grafolita is a new brand of notebooks made by hand and printed by letterpress. This first notebook series was born after I had been working on my new proofpress and metal type. After playing with them for a while, I thought it would be a good idea to create something with utility, besides just printing for fun. Being a designer I love creating, typography, handmade products the textures of materials, smells, etc., so I tried to put those things together.

Learning a bit more about bookbinding, searching for different kinds of materials and trying some different notebook formats, I stuck to this one for the first series. A simple, elegant and a little bit funny accordion format notebook, witch I like to carry with me. I think it's especially fit for those who like to sketch, write and keeping.

Production Lesson(s)

At the begging sometimes I wished had a ctrl-z command. I learn that when you work with your hands there is no undo button to help you. So to avoid wasting time and mistakes, I must think and plan very well, all process of making the notebook.”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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April 4, 2013


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