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0 Notebook Project Success

October 27, 2010 — 9:36 am

After Felt & Wire‘s launch of the Design Ignites Change Notebook Project, I was curious to see what kind of response my notebook would get. As a one (wo)man show, relatively fresh out of college and without having my own press, I felt a bit intimidated and yet very honored to be in a crowd of so many great printers. Soon after the sale of the notebooks started, I noticed my notebook had a few likes in the shop. That made me feel great but I figured it was probably just my mom and a friend or two who added the item as a favorite :)

With the launch of the project, Felt & Wire began featuring interviews with the designers and printers who participated in the project. It was at this time I realized my notebook was starting to be a success. Nothing feels quite as good as complete strangers’ comments about how your notebook is their favorite. Check out my interview here!

Right after my interview was featured, Felt & Wire began a contest to determine which notebook from the Feedback Loop was the crowd’s favorite. After a short week of people voting on facebook, my notebook was voted the favorite! As a wonderful and unexpected reward, I received an entire set of notebooks from the project. Upon opening the box, I was delighted to see the variety in construction and design and to find the little hidden elements that were not noticeable in the storefront photos.

If that all wasn’t enough, Felt & Wire’s featured collection last week was
curated by Kristin Appenbrink, the associate editor of RealSimple.com.
Upon taking a look, I came to find my notebook featured in her collection.
What a wonderful surprise.

I’ve been intending to start my process of selling at the Felt & Wire shop since before my participation in the Feedback Loop. After seeing the success of my notebook, I’m hopeful that other things I’ve created will be received just as well. I’ll try to get my work moved down to me in Indianapolis from Chicago very soon so I can start sharing my work with others.

In the meantime, a big thank you goes out to everyone who has supported the Notebook Project and to Felt & Wire for doing what they do so wonderfully.

0 Notebook Project Preview

August 16, 2010 — 3:00 am

I spent nearly 2.5 weeks working nonstop on my contribution to the Design Ignites Change Notebook Project. Here are a few photos as a preview to what
I have been up to. I’m excited to see what the other contributions look like regarding design and binding. The project will be launching on September 7.
Be sure to check in at the Felt & Wire blog in the upcoming weeks for previews and interviews with contributing letterpress printers.