These unique notebooks are great for book clubs, list making, meeting notes, and anything else your heart desires.
Measures: 8.25 x 5.25 inches
Paper: 70# text
Interior Pages: 48 Blank
This design comes from over a century ago, on a paper used as endpapers in a 1908 Amsterdam binding. The compelling simplicity of the design shows how the design world was transforming from very ornate Victorian designs to design which is more open and fluid. Each cover is individually relief printed from a hand inked magnesium plate, harking back to the letterpress era. The texture can be felt, giving the notebooks a tactile immediacy. Rounded corners keep these notebooks from catching on things when you are tucking them into your bag. Our block printed papers use archival oil-based inks, and are placed in a press. Essentially the process is the same, with a few alterations.
We use Neenah Cotton for our block printed designs, and interior sheets are from French Paper Co. - a Michigan-based paper company! Notebooks are block printed and labels are hand-stamped in house.
Handcrafted in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Papillon Press is Madeleine and Vernon Wiering, a daughter and father design team, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For those wondering, Papillon is French for "butterfly" and is pronounced "pa•pē•yon". We call ourselves "design archaeologists", who dig through the past to find designs and decorated papers and resurrect them by reproducing and reimagining these often hidden examples of beauty. We then make them available as decorative paper and derivative products.