In 2017 we have collaborated with woven textile designer, Margo Selby, on a very special edition of hand-made notebooks, combining our refined style with the riot of pattern and colour that Margo Selby brings. The jewel-like notebooks transpose a woven pattern into the medium of print, in a series of bold colours and using one of the largest and most intricate dies we have ever commissioned.
Margo Selby is a textile design studio known for its graphic, geometric, woven textiles. The Iceni print pattern is a stylised interpretation of handwoven diamond and birds-eye twills. In transposing this for print, we have represented the ‘warp and weft’ with a coloured paper ‘background’ and bright coloured foils. The metallic finish changes as you turn the books in the light, much like Margo’s woven silk pieces.
The notebook covers are printed in Aberdeenshire, and the notebooks are hand-sewn at Mark+Fold’s London workshop. The coloured thread is visible on the spine to help you to organise notebooks by theme or project. Covers are made from Colorset, 100% recycled, made from post-industrial waste in the manufacture of till receipts in Germany.
Each book is individually numbered and wrapped in our signature style. Limited edition of 100 per colour, July 2017.
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.
This edition was made exclusively for Another Country in June 2016. Available to buy directly from Another Country, Marylebone and online (link below).
To view the archive of our Hand-made Exercise Books, click here.