Our 2017 Diary has now sold out, however the 2018 Diary will be available from Summer 2017. If you would like to reserve a copy now, please send us an email.
Limited edition of 200, November 2016.
This year we are very excited to add our first Diary to the Mark+Fold range. Combining the best materials and binding techniques we have come across, we carried out research with diary users to develop a brief, and collaborated with Swiss-German graphic designer Catherine Nippe to design the clean, simple layout.
Like our Notebook Mark One, the Diary features Ota-binding for an elegant, effortless lay flat. The Diary is printed using traditional offset lithography, and bound in Holland by the renowned Binderij Hexspoor.
We sampled over 100 white papers to select Olin Smooth Cream 120gsm which is milled in Aberdeenshire. It is wonderfully smooth and thick enough to prevent ink showing through. The cover is made from heavy 350gsm stock, milled in the Lake District. The cobalt blue cover is offset with subtle detailing in matt gold foil.
The design is inspired by our in-depth discussions with diary users, who told us about how they use their diary day-to-day. We developed a brief based on the principle that your diary should inspire you to make plans and feel organised. We wanted to offer the maximum writing space on each spread, and avoid anything in the layout that would cause an obstruction to your thought process. We were told that, as well as listing appointments, it would be useful to have some list-writing and note-taking space on the page; that some divisions were helpful, but anything too prescriptive could be annoying. We chose the Verlag typeface for its simplicity, elegance and legibility, and the diary is printed in Pantone ink throughout to match the colour of the cover.
A5 Diary (December 2016 — January 2018). Printed offset litho Pantone 295U to match the cover stock. Ota-bound in Netherlands by Binderij Hexspoor. 112 pages Olin Smooth Cream 120gsm. Cover 350gsm Colorplan Cobalt, with details in matt gold foil Luxor 429.
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 personalised for individual subscribers, including hand-written notes. 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), and a selection smaller items such as our solid brass paperclips, pencils and greetings cards. 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. And from time to time, you may 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.
Available exclusively from our stockist, SCP
A5 exercise book, 48 pages luxurious 120gsm Olin Smooth Cream, milled at Stoneywood, Aberdeenshire.
Navy Blue cover in 300gsm Keaykolor, with contrasting end papers and inset detail. End papers 120gsm Popset milled in Aberdeenshire — Grey, Spring Green or Citrus Yellow, made at Guarro Mill, Barcelona.
Limited edition of 40, made especially for SCP, February 2016. Hand-made at the MARK+FOLD studio in London, using waxed linen thread.
Watch a video of us hand-making these here.
Box of 12 assorted notecards and envelopes, hand-made at the MARK+FOLD studio in London, June 2016. Plain A6 notecards with blind deboss.
Includes 300gsm Card milled in the UK in grey, white and camel. Light grey envelopes, Manilla envelopes, and Luxury Colorplan Mist 135gsm envelopes with bespoke detail.
SEE ALL NOTECARDS
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.
Over the past few months, we have been busy hand-making exercise books in collaboration with our stockists. Now we are delighted to have made a short run of exercise books exclusively for the Mark+Fold shop.
For the first time, we have played around with formats, so the series includes an A6 pocket size and A4 sketchbook format, as well as our usual A5.
A6 ADRIATIC BLUE — £7
Cover 270 Colorplan Adriatic Blue, Gravure Embossed
End paper 120gsm Popset Sky Blue
Pages 120gsm Olin Smooth Cream
A5 YELLOW — £10
Cover 270 Colorplan Citrine, Gravure Embossed, milled in the Lake District. End paper 120gsm Colorplan Mist. Pages 120gsm Olin Smooth Cream.
A4 NAVY — £12
Cover 270 Colorplan Imperial Blue, Gravure Embossed, milled in the Lake District. End paper 120gsm Popset Sky Blue. Pages 120gsm Olin Smooth Cream.
SET OF 3 — £24.50
Includes 1 each of the A4 Navy, A5 Yellow and A6 Adriatic Blue.
Limited edition of 25 per colour, September 2016. Hand-made at the MARK+FOLD studio in London, using waxed linen thread.
Our first set of Hand-made Exercise Books were created to mark the launch of Mark+Fold in November 2015. We have since created a number of special editions in collaboration with SCP, Harvey Nichols, Another Country and Bamford. These were riffs on our signature design — inset fore-edge and contrasting end papers and thread.
We sew the books by hand in our London studio, using waxed linen thread from Northern Ireland. As with all our notebooks, we use one of the most smooth and luxurious off-white papers we have come across. Olin is made at Stoneywood Mill in Aberdeenshire, one of the last surviving mills on the River Don.
Watch a video of us hand-making these here.