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.
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
Going back to June 2018 and the Sugar Shack edition
Also in this episode:
Pencils and Pads https://shop.dappernotes.com/collections/stationery
"Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHzjfGF6MiU
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
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 thebandboxofficial.com
Get the collaborative Caribbean Moscato edition at dappernotes.com/caribbean-moscato
Listen to Teddyson John on Spotify
Songs in this episode: I pray and Allez (both by Teddyson John)
Subscribe to the BTS newsletter
The Hey, Mood edition
Visit Nero's Notes
The Bark & Rye edition
How Bark & Rye was made (a 44-second video)
The original behind-the-scenes video from 2016
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.
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Links and show notes:
The 1857 Podcast www.1857.co.uk
My interview on 1857 https://1857-01e824a9.simplecast.com/episodes/enon-avital-of-dapper-notes
Nero's Notes https://www.nerosnotes.co.uk/
New York Rhapsody Film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNK8aswICSM
Lots of personal life updates, but more importantly: there's a new branding for Dapper Notes and a brand new website!
Article from 2018: https://shop.dappernotes.com/blogs/enons-journal/2018-realignment
Since there was such a long pause, this episode is mark as #1 in season 2.
Here's to a fresh start in 2020.
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 https://dappernotes.com/gifts
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:
Wood & Graphite
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
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.
Go to dappernotes.com/goodtype to get this edition, and a special code.
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.
My Hebrew art Instagram account
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.