We're always on the lookout for the perfect spiral grid notebook...so we developed this notebook with this in mind. We started with a 7 x 9.5 inch format as a good workspace, with .5mm squares. The top of each page has two red lines to allow for a header on each page. A wire binding works well with grid notebooks, as it allows both hands freedom to move. We like this especially if we are using a ruler or other tools in our design work.
Measures: 7 x 9.5 inches
Paper: 70# text
Interior Pages: Grid
The design is inspired the ornamental specimen book of Joh. Enschedé and Sons. It reflects an era where ornament was very detailed, complex, and dense, as well as very geometrical. Similar design elements can be seen in ironwork of the late 19th Century. 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.