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Dapper Notes

Dapper Notes

By Enon Avital
A look behind the scenes of every Dapper Notes edition: Pocket notebooks made from scratch, by hand, by Enon Avital.
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A Conversation with Marcie from Black Coffee with White Friends
I am joined by Marcie Alvis-Walker, an educator and writer who runs Black Coffee with White Friends, alongside Mockingbird History Lessons for Adults, and the Cream & Sugar book club. We discuss the importance of choosing to dedicate time towards doing good, making sure that we vote for leaders who aren't cowards, and Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler whose work is pertinent now more than ever. Links: The Leaders Dapper Notes edition (a collaboration with BCwWF) Black Coffee with White Friends Mockingbird History Lessons Cream & Sugar Book Club Color of Change Harry Potter and the Sacred Text Simon Walker, font designer Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler
October 16, 2020
Surfing the Wave to My Sugar Shack
Going back to June 2018 and the Sugar Shack edition Also in this episode: Pencils and Pads "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs
October 09, 2020
A Better Unboxing Experience for Dapper Notes, plus: Masks!
All about the brand new Bookhead Club subscription packaging, why I made it and what comes inside. Plus: Dapper Notes masks. Why now, what went into making them, and unsolicited advice from yours truly
September 11, 2020
Get your dancing shoes on with our Caribbean Moscato
Today's episode is the very first time I have a conversation with the artist who collaborated with me on an edition. We have Kim Charlery of Bandbox who loves to live colourfully and inspires us with a fresh perspective, an infectious laugh, and lots of Soca music vibes. Follow Kim over at @thebandboxofficial, and online at Get the collaborative Caribbean Moscato edition at Listen to Teddyson John on Spotify Songs in this episode: I pray and Allez (both by Teddyson John)
August 21, 2020
The "Hey, Mood" edition, and How to Sneak Peek into My Process
Subscribe to the BTS newsletter The Hey, Mood edition Visit Nero's Notes
August 07, 2020
Bark & Rye, and Learning to Grow Through Failure
The Bark & Rye edition How Bark & Rye was made (a 44-second video) The original behind-the-scenes video from 2016
July 11, 2020
So Many Collaborations! And I'm Keeping One Eye Open
One Eye Open at Notegeist
July 10, 2020
More June Releases (and a Secret Surprise)
See all of the easily visible June releases: For everything else, listen to this episode.
June 28, 2020
The Trials and Tribulations to Bring Us Together
Donate to the Equal Justice Initiative Get the Bring Us Together edition
June 27, 2020
It's a New York Rhapsody
The NY Rhapsody edition Watch the New York Rhapsody short film
June 26, 2020
I'm Starting Up Again - Here's How
Visit Black Coffee with White Friends
June 08, 2020
I Need Your Help with Starting Back Up Post Covid (A Chat with Stuart Lennon)
This is Dapper Notes' first-ever dialogue episode. I brought on Stuart Lennon of the 1857 Podcast and Nero's Notes fame to help me talk through what's happened to Dapper Notes and how I could possibly get back up and running again. After you've listened to this episode, kindly send in your feedback through this form: Thank you! Links and show notes: The 1857 Podcast My interview on 1857 Nero's Notes New York Rhapsody Film
May 22, 2020
The wild story of how Jaimes came to be
The new Jaimes edition: Find Gustavo Jaimes at:
February 21, 2020
It's a Brand New Day for Dapper Notes
Lots of personal life updates, but more importantly: there's a new branding for Dapper Notes and a brand new website! ---- Article from 2018: ---- Since there was such a long pause, this episode is mark as #1 in season 2. Here's to a fresh start in 2020.
February 11, 2020
Come Gather Round Our Homestead
MASSIVE new collaboration, and lots of news. The Homestead collection is out, a collaboration with Gia Graham (@iamgiagraham). Plus: The biggest Dapper Notes sale, ever. With free U.S. and Canada shipping. Shop now through Dec 23rd at
December 06, 2019
A Furry Little Monster Awaits. Don't Blink.
It's Black Friday / Analog Monday at Dapper Notes, and along with it comes the brand new, fuzzy, adorable, soft: Monster Ami edition. Available for pre-order 11/28/19 at noon through 12/3/12 at midnight Also on this episode: 1857 Podcast Nero's Notes Wood & Graphite
November 28, 2019
How long does it take to make a Dapper Notes? Plus: Start Today (Fabric by Lisa Congdon)
On this episode, the spreadsheet for calculating how long it takes to make a Dapper Notes notebook. Plus, announcing the Start Today edition, with a cover design by Lisa Congdon.
October 29, 2019
Three of My Favorite Things from December 2017
The Nitro edition Mystery Packs A special video
October 11, 2019
Catching Up on Now, and Revisiting the J. Sugar Edition
I've been a little busy recently, and talk all about what's been going on. We have a lot of catch up to do, but I'm finally well rested after this short season of intensity, and getting back to all things Dapper Notes. The topic this week is: The J. Sugar Edition
October 07, 2019
It's a Big Monster to Make a Little One
The Monster Noa Edition Bookhead Club Nero's Notes
September 17, 2019
Stay, and Take the Morning In
The Mornings In edition The Mornings In sticker
September 03, 2019
What Happened with the Shake edition?
Fahad's video The Shake Edition "Shake" (song) by The Head and the Heart
August 20, 2019
A Glass of Juice - Aug 29, 2017
The Juice Edition
August 06, 2019
The First Summer of Sketching Collaboration - Jun 21, 2017
The Summer of Sketching edition Eric's BTS video
July 23, 2019
Wearable JPEGs, A.K.A. Pins
In this episode: Pocket Notebook Enamel Pin Pinot - "Real" Notebook Pin Live Dapper Enamel Pin
July 17, 2019
A Goodtype Tuesday Surprise! - Jul 8, 2019
Surprise! It's a special last-minute collaboration with @goodtype to celebrate their hitting the one million mark. Join this week's prompt by lettering the words "Live Dapper". To live dapper is not only about externalities, but taking care to surround ourselves with great people, to be good to one another, and strive to be our kindest selves. "Live Dapper" is a small token of a reminder to that end: are we making ourselves and those around us feel dapper today? To officially enter your artwork for eligibility to win one of three Goodtype X Dapper Notes notebooks you must:  Post your image by Thursday, July 11th at 11:59 PM (or 23:59) Tag your entry @Goodtype and @dappernotes and hashtag it #GoodtypeXDapperNotes and #GoodtypeTuesday In the caption, tag someone who makes you feel special and tell us how they might be living a dapper life. Have fun! Go to to get this edition, and a special code. ----
July 08, 2019
My Friends Live Dapper - Jun 28, 2019
Shop the Live Dapper Collection See the Lookbook UK listeners: Visit Nero's Notes
July 02, 2019
Tab XVII, Definitely Not a Solstice Release - April 21, 2017
The Tab XVII Edition Nero's Notes
June 25, 2019
Que Syrah Syrah, In Vino Venustas - Feb 1 2017
The Syrah Syrah edition (Ending song via Sister Duo)
June 18, 2019
The First Craft Edition, and How Dapper Notes Got Their Name - Dec 06, 2016
The Snowflake edition How Dapper Notes got their name (blog post)
June 11, 2019
The Runner, a Denim Edition - Nov 28, 2016
The Runner Video
June 05, 2019
Flatiron, Making Do on a Short Deadline - Oct 27, 2016
The Flatiron edition
May 21, 2019
Vamos a Puerto Plata - July 20, 2016
The Puerto Plata edition
May 15, 2019
Lucy & Matan - June 1 2016
May 07, 2019
Southern Fuel, and Turning Lemons into Peach Lemonade - May 10 2016
The Southern Fuel Edition Bookhead Club
April 16, 2019
Veracruzana: The Twentieth Bookhead Club Edition — Apr 9, 2019
Purchase the Veracruzana edition Subscribe to the Bookhead Club
April 09, 2019
The Other Side Edition, and Introducing: The Bookhead Club - Mar 10, 2016
Links: The Other Side edition The Bookhead Club
April 02, 2019
Making Analects, the Nineteenth Bookhead Club Edition - Feb 19, 2019
Links: Analects edition The Bookhead Club
March 26, 2019
Dapper Notes Pre-History, and the First Four Editions - Jan 11, 2016
In this first regular episode I dig into the history of Dapper Notes: starting with Flatirony, a break, then Hebrew Type Books, and the week I launched it all with four (or eight!) editions. Links: My Hebrew art Instagram account
March 18, 2019
Introducing: The Dapper Notes Podcast
I'm finally making a Dapper Notes podcast, sharing the behind-the-scenes of making each edition, and going back in time starting from the very first Dapper Notes. In this episode I talk about why I'm making a podcast, and share my plan for all future episodes.
March 17, 2019