The Grand Tour: Part One

The Grand Tour: Part One

Our first collection of Papersmiths notebooks is now live. For Part One of our Grand Tour, we'll be judging the book by its cover and focusing on the outside of each notebook. 

Six paperback notebooks make up the collection. All are A5 in size and have a thick 270gsm cover, finished with an emboss which creates a beautiful, tactile texture. Let's meet the gang.

Hands up if you saw this one coming. The burnt orange is the colour of the walls in our Chelsea outpost and our first tote bag
A pattern of tiny squiggles is embossed on the cover, in a nod to the marks found on the testing pads in our shops. Named Morello after our favourite ginger Tom cat.

Shop Morello, £18

Cowrie takes its name from the tiny shells we collect on the beaches of Uist. In the urban wild, this delicate shade can be found on the metalwork of the Williamsburg Bridge and was the hue of absolutely everything in our beloved Shoreditch shop (RIP). A rough textured emboss adds some grit, just like the grains of sand on those Outer Hebridean shores.

Shop Cowrie, £18

Lavender linen anyone? Spotted on a puffa jacket in the Marais district at Paris Fashion Week, which led to me accidentally gatecrashing an event. 
This hue of lilas is finished with a linen emboss. Welcome, Marais.

Shop Marais, £18

We’ve all deepened our relationships with the grass and trees in our neighbourhood parks of late. Clissold is my local, but rename yours what you will. Hyde, Heath, Victoria, Preston…

Shop Clissold, £18

Az-u-rite. Named after the azure coloured mineral, this one is a deep blue that warms up in the sunlight, like the skies and the seas. It's finished with a fine linen emboss.

Shop Azurite, £18

Egg yolks? Miniature suns? Daisy centres? Yolk's deep yellow cover is scattered with tiny 1mm disc shapes, bringing a burst of sunshine to your desktop. 

That's the collection!  Get yours here or check out part two of our notebook tour, where we dive inside the covers.

If you missed my post about the design process, you can catch up on that here. It gives a little more detail about the decisions behind the design of the inside.

Thanks for reading! Sid x

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