The second in our series of Limited Edition notebooks, which each showcase special materials and binding techniques.
The pages are ‘Singer-sewn’ (on a sewing machine similar to those used to stitch fabric). There is then a 2-piece hard-back case, which is wrapped in natural book cloth, to create an unusual notebook combining the slimline quality of an exercise book with the elegance of a cloth-bound cover. Book cloth made in Holland. End papers in Flint grey Colorset, which is made in Germany from 100% post industrial waste.
Pages in Olin Smooth Cream, milled at the Stoneywood Paper Mill in Aberdeenshire, one of the last surviving mills on the River Don in Scotland. It is very smooth and a pleasure to write on.
Each notebook is hand-numbered. If you would like a specific number between 1 and 250, please include a note at checkout. (NB: Numbering is per batch and specific numbers are subject to availability. Higher numbers are more likely to be available).
This edition was made exclusively for Bamford in September 2016, as part of the Mark+Fold for Bamford range, which also includes Cloth-bound Journals and Ota-bind Mens' Notebook. Available to buy directly from Bamford stores and online (link below).
To view the archive of our Hand-made Exercise Books, click here.
Introducing our Card Box 2016, designed to cover all of your greetings card needs for the year. Presented in a kraft box with blind debossed lettering. Includes 7 (small box) or 14 (large box) assorted greetings cards, using remarkable papers milled in the UK and special finishes including foiling and blind debossing.
Each of our cards is simple and abstract, designed to suit a range of occasions.
The inspiration behind the card box is the drawer full of cards that our mothers used to have when we were children. When you needed a card at the last minute, you'd rifle through the eclectic mix of cards to find one that was just right for the person and the occasion. Our card box is designed to equip you with a collection of stylish cards for all of those moments.
First edition, January 2016.
WELCOME TO THE FOLD
The Mark+Fold Stationery Subscription is an opportunity for people who share our passion for great stationery to receive regular packages from us and become more closely linked with our work in the studio.
Each Subscription package is thoughtfully created and tailored to individual subscribers, including hand-written notes and personalised details. We can also accommodate preferences for specific products, colours and bespoke details.
THE MARK+FOLD SUBSCRIPTION 2017
Upon receipt of your order, we will send you a Welcome Pack* with a personalised letter, membership card and your very own subscriber number. This is presented in a luxury A5 envelope on 135gsm stock.
You will then receive 4 parcels from us at regular intervals throughout the year — towards the end of February, May, August and November. Parcels will always include a notebook (or a set of smaller notebooks), a selection of greetings cards suitable for all occasions and some smaller items such as our solid brass paperclips. We also like to surprise you with small gifts that we hand-make in the London studio, and which are exclusive to subscribers.
We will send you 2x £10 Gift Cards to spend at markandfold.com. These can be given away as gifts, or they can be put towards an extra treat for yourself.
Subscribers have preview access to new products before they go on general sale, as well as exclusive access to special products. The first of these will be our Customised Exercise Books Service, which will be available soon.
You will be invited to take part in our design process when we are developing new products; this often involves us sending you mock-ups to try out and tell us what you think. We always love to hear feedback about the products or ideas for new things you’d like to see us doing in future.
Our Stationery Gift Boxes include a selection of Mark+Fold products, thoughtfully put together in an A5 Kraft presentation box, which is a useful keepsake for storing stationery and note paper.
The Gift Box includes:
— your choice of either NOTEBOOK MARK ONE (plain) or NOTEBOOK MARK TWO (lined)
— a selection of greetings cards suitable for a range of occasions
— a pack of Solid Brass Paperclips
— a hand-written Gift Receipt in our signature miniature envelope, held together with a solid brass paperclip
— presented in a hand-made kraft gift box with bellyband
If you have any specific requests, please let us know and we will see what we can do.
Set of 4 different A6 greetings cards with envelopes. First batch of 500 (November 2015).
Our exclamation mark cards showcase four different typefaces, paper stocks and finishes.
— Avant Garde exclamation mark (designed by Herb Lubalin, USA, 1970s). Blind debossed onto 270gsm Colorplan Park Green.
— Bauer Bodoni exclamation mark (designed by Heinrish Jost, Germany, 1926, derived from the original by Giambattista Bodoni, Italy, 1756). Offset litho printed in black onto 240gsm Starfine White.
—Akzidenz Grotesk exclamation mark (designed by Hermann Berthold, Germany, 1890s). Offset litho printed in black onto 240gsm Starfine White.
— Baskerville exclamation mark (designed by John Baskerville, Birgimgham, UK, 1750s). Copper foiled onto 233gsm Takeo Tamashiki Arare White.
Designed in London. Paper made in the UK and Japan. Cards made in Scotland.
Also available individually.
Printed in collaboration with Dependable Letterpress in San Francisco during our recent visit to the Bay Area. The type was chosen from Joel’s personal collection of metal type, printed onto 300gsm crane’s lettra 100% cotton is a luxurious, soft, textured stock, milled on the banks of Lake Winnebago in Winconsin.
Set of 5 cards and envelopes. Also available as a CARD BOX (24 cards, assorted shades of white).
Limited edition of 200 sets, printed in San Francisco, November 2016.
Our Christmas Card Boxes are offered for a limited time only, allowing you to purchase our limited edition cards in larger quantities to send as festive greetings cards. Special prices apply, available until 31 December.
Box of 24 Greetings Cards with envelopes, presented in a Kraft presentation box.
Our muted cards feature a simple abstract motif reminiscent of trees and footsteps in the snow. Printed in white foil onto a series of muted tones — ivory, light grey and dark grey — the finish is subtle and elegant. The card reacts differently to different light sources, and times of day, making this a beautiful card to have on display over the festive period.
Printed in Scotland, December 2015.
A6 greetings card with envelope. First batch of 500 (November 2015).
Our exclamation mark cards showcase four different typefaces, paper stocks and finishes. This one features the Akzidenz Grotesk exclamation mark, designed by Hermann Berthold, Germany, 1890s.
Reverse-out printed using offset lithography, onto 240gsm Starfine White.
Designed in London. Printed in Scotland.
Also available in a set of assorted exclamation cards.
The Notebook Mark One, batch 1, has now (almost) sold out. We held onto the most special numbers to the very end, and would like to offer these on a first come first served basis. Special numbers available are: 1/500, 2/500, 3/500, 4/500, 5/500 and 500/500.
A5 Ota-bind notebook, 160 pages. First batch of 500 (November 2015).
Our signature notebook, which we have developed in response to the request for a ‘perfect notebook for every day.’
Ota-bound using thread-sewing and a small amount of cold glue, to retain flexibility in the spine; the result is as durable as it is elegant. The book simply falls open flat when placed on a surface for writing.
Pages in Naturalis Vanilla Smooth, milled on the banks of the River Leven in Scotland, is remarkably smooth on both sides. End papers in Colorplan, made in the Lake District. Cover in Wild Black, which is made from 35% cotton fibres, develops a great patina with use. Thumbcut motif in copper foil, and blind deboss.
Each notebook is hand-numbered. If you would like a specific number between 1 and 500, please include a note at checkout. (NB: Numbering is per batch and specific numbers are subject to availability. Higher numbers are more likely to be available).
Designed in London. Foiled and debossed in Scotland. Bound in Holland.
Read more about the design and making of the MARK ONE.
This item is currently being made in Walsall, UK and is available for pre-order. Estimated delivery 27 October 2017.
Limited edition of 24, using 7 rare swatches from the Doe archive. Special requests for a specific swatch will be accommodated subject to demand, please include a note with your order stating swatch reference.
Our friends at Doe share our commitment to exceptionally high quality materials and make, and a pared-back aesthetic that lets the materials speak for themselves. From both angles, the idea of a leather cover for a notebook had been something in mind for some time, and we are very excited to reveal the outcome of our collaboration.
Limited edition of 24, each with a different embossed leather used for the pen loop, taken from Doe’s historic archive, dating back to the 1930s. Each variation is shown here, and requests for a specific one can be accommodated subject to availability.
The leather covers are designed to slot over the cover of all notebooks and diaries in the Mark+Fold range, meaning that they can be used time and time again and will develop a beautiful patina with use — bridle hide is a material that gets better with age.
Needless to say, the leather had to be the best — bridle leather, hand-waxed in the UK.
— Fits an A5 softback notebook
— Black bridle leather
— Made in Walsall, England
— Limited edition of 24
— September 2017
The second in our signature notebook series, which we have developed in response to the request for a ‘perfect notebook for every day.’ The Mark Two is our first lined notebook.
A5 LINED NOTEBOOK, SECTION-SEWN OTA-BINDING,
112 PAGES OLIN SMOOTH CREAM 120GSM, MILLED IN ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND. COVER 35% COTTON WILD SAND 300GSM, WITH WHITE FOIL THUMBCUT AND BLIND DEBOSS.
FIRST BATCH OF 300, NOVEMBER 2016. DESIGNED
IN LONDON BY MARK+FOLD. PRINTED AND BOUND IN HOLLAND.