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Collaborations Archive

At Mark+Fold we love to create custom stationery ranges for design-led brands who share our values. This is an archive of past projects for Margo Selby, SCP, Connolly England, Takeo Paper et al.

 

Mark+Fold for SCP

Since 1985, SCP have been known for modern design objects that are well-made and designed to last. We had the privilege to design and hand-make a Limited Edition of notebooks for them, inspired by our shared love of modern design, with a series of crisp spring colours. The limited edition of 40 notebooks per colour were stocked in their shops in Shoreditch and Portobello.
We used a zesty lemon yellow, fresh mint and calm grey as the end pages, with a beautiful quality navy cover and our trademark 120gsm super smooth cream paper for the pages. This was a small batch, hand-sewn by our team in London.

We went on to include a version of this in our core range. Shop our EXERCISE BOOKS here.


Mark+Fold notebooks for SCP furniture designer
Mark+Fold notebooks for SCP custom collaboration bespoke notebooks

Mark+Fold x Margo Selby collaboration

We had the privilege to work with British weaver Margo Selby, to transpose her intricate Iceni pattern into the medium of print. Margo pushed us to use far more daring colour combinations than the muted tones we tend to prefer here at Mark+Fold — what a great, creative journey. 

Mark+Fold Margo Selby notebooks Iceni pattern

Mark+Fold Margo Selby notebooks Iceni pattern

Takeo Travel Journal

As part of the ‘Cultures of Giving’ exhibition, we were invited by Takeo Papers to create a conceptual Travel Journal using some of their exquisite papers, made in Japan. We explored the possibilities of slotting tickets and mementos into pockets of different shapes and sizes, making small incisions in the paper to create spaces between the pages.

Another Notebook for Another Country

Bespoke range for Bamford

Mark+Fold for Bamford notebooks

 

 

Mark+Fold for Bamford notebooks

 Mark+Fold has been working closely with the team at Bamford to develop an exquisite range of special edition notebooks, which will be on sale exclusively in Bamford stores this Christmas.

The collaboration came about when Bamford design director Karen Leck and Mark+Fold founder Amy Cooper-Wright decided to build on their shared passion for remarkable materials and skilled cras manship. Behind it all is a desire to tell the story of where the materials originate, of taking the time to think through the small details that make for a beautifully-made product.

“From the moment I met Amy and listened to her talk about beautiful textures and simple detailing — I knew we would work together." says Karen Leck, Bamford's Womenswear Director. "I am delighted with the final designs, from the materials right through to the final presentation of each book as a special piece to treasure.”

Over the past several months, they have worked together to select materials that re ect the Bamford ‘way of life,’ drawing on papers from the Takeo range, made in Japan using natural bres such as sheep’s wool; as well as the Gmund New Grey which is made using 100% cotton. Staying true to Bamford’s inimitable look, the palette includes subtle tones of grey, white and ivory, with a range of very sensual textures.

Detail of the Set of 3 Exercise Books, which are hand- made in London by MARK+FOLD.

Cloth-Bound Journal detail, featuring Japanese end paper made with Sheeps’Wool

“It was an inspiring brief to work with,” says Cooper-Wright. “With such a focused palette, you really appreciate the nuances between the di erent materials, in terms of texture and tone. It was a treat to use such exceptional papers, and to layer them across the range.”

The range includes a set of three Exercise Books, which have been hand-made at Mark+Fold’s London studio; a Set of two Cloth-Bound Journals in natural linen bookcloth, made in Cheshire; and the Mens’ Journal which features lay at Ota-binding and subtle ‘black on black’ details. Each notebook has been individually numbered and hand-wrapped in delicate 35gsm paper.

 

Blending Journal for Aqua Oleum

In 2017, we worked in collaboration with leading British essential oils producer Aqua Oleum, to create a 'Blending Notebook.' With an introduction written by renowned author Julia Lawless (also founder of Aqua Oleum which we show runs with her daughter), the journal is divided into sections to learn about blending essential oils, and then to document your journey as you experiment on your own.
It was a real pleasure to learn about (and have a go at) creating essential oil blends and what's involved, in order to create a layout that would be a joy to use. With sections to record ingredients, quantities, and your observations about the outcomes. 



Mark+Fold for Aqua Oleum Blending Journal Notebook Olfactory Journal

 

Mark+Fold for Aqua Oleum Blending Journal Notebook Olfactory Journal

Bespoke stationery for Connolly England

We had the pleasure of collaborating with Connolly founder Isabel Ettedgui to create a series of notebooks for Connolly Leather. Featuring House of Lords Red and House of Commons Green covers, with silver foil, we featured the Connollyland illustration by Rose Blake as the end pages.

'I love my special gifted notebooks limited edition #numbered 1 from you… what a beautiful present from hugely talented people. Thank you : ) and we love our Connolly notebooks.' 

Isabel Ettedgui, Creative Director, Connolly England