Monthly Archives: February 2009

NEATfreak

A “clean” take on the weekly planner.
Going super spare and using the neatness of computer lines, plus a lot of thought and detail went into every aspect of this planner, from the dotted notes sections to the changing patterned month bar pulled from security envelopes.

Monthly overview pages in addition to the weeks for those who need that extra level of organization. Each section features a different hand-drawn everyday building and its own tree tab, which runs through the weeks helping to group your months.

Spiral bound so that you can lay it flat. Extra bit of fun is that very week has a different silly question to help pass the time. You’ll also find regular personal info and list pages, address pages, and extra notes pages in the back. Bound to keep those with lots to do on top of it nicely and neatly.

Planner Statistics:

  • 12 dateless month overviews with different drawings, monthly tabs, and monthly to-do
  • 54 dateless week overviews with one week spread out over 2 pages featuring a circle-the-month top bar, notes section, weekly to-do, monthly tab drawing, and (a hypothetically) fun question to help pass the time
  • instructions for use (start the weekly pages at the beginning of a month and then don’t skip any days as you fill out the rest of the year)
  • reference mini-calendars for 2008-2011
  • 7 personal resource pages (important dates, personal info, birthdays/gift list, art, books, movies, music)
  • 2 address book pages
  • 5 notes pages (4 dotted, 1 blank)
  • printed in Oakland, CA on 100% post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based inks
  • 2-color cover and teal interior on natural paper
  • 5” x 7” spiral-bound book, 152 pages

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5.mins.funny-ness.

All the comics in Teen Power! were drawn in 5 minutes or less and that speaks volumes as to Joe’s comic genius. She has this uncanny ability to put the perfect, slightly bent twist to the most simple of even one-panel comics.

Teen Power! is printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based inks by our friends at 1984 Printing in Oakland, CA. The book measures 4.25” x7” with a 2-color cover and blue ink interior with a total of 76 pages

~~one of the funniest thing we’d ever seen. hurhurhurhur*
~never give up your stupid stupid dreams… bahahahhaa*

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Notes of an adventure/s*

Take me on a trip, I’d like to go someday~~

This trusty little journal has reference and planning pages for before your trip, making sure you have all your key info in one place. All the stuff you’ll need to be packing, things to do while on your trip, and more importantly, places to eat!

Divided into 6 weekly increments, each week has an opening ideas page and weekly overview page which you can use for planning and then recording what you actually did. Journal pages to elaborate, and then a closing notes page. What’s really cool is that the week is tied together with a mini-vignette of comic characters on the first and last page with a themed tab for the journal pages.

For multiple short trips or one humdinger of a month and a half of travel!! However you use the book, we hope it serves as your trusty companion on your travels!

Planner Statistics:

  • 6 dateless weeks with each week consisting of a planning page, weekly overview, 7 journal pages, notes page, and original artwork
  • reference mini-calendars for 2008-2010 and time zones
  • 7 personal resource pages (important dates, personal info, travel checklist, things to do and see, places to eat, address book, and fill-in reference)
  • 9 scrapbook pages
  • printed in Oakland, CA on 100% post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based inks
  • full-color cover and brown interior on white paper
  • 5 3/8” x 8 5/16” pefect-bound book, 80 pages

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for the love of film

This Film Diary is a handy paperback journal for fellow film lovers with room for 80 entries, lists for movies you want to check out (and check off once you’ve seen them), space for stats on six frequently visited theaters, some random top fives, your top rated films, and an alphabetical index to fill in as you go so you can easily find the movies in the notebook. Whether you’re out at a film festival or on the couch with a DVD, keep track of what you’re watching and what you want to remember about it in our new book

Film Book Statistics:

  • Printed in Oakland, CA with soy-based inks
  • on 80# natural 100% post-consumer recycled paper.
  • Wrap-around full-color cover image of Mallard Lake in Golden Gate Park.
  • Photos, art, and design by Yvonne Chen.
  • Measures 4” wide x 6” tall, 96 pages, perfect binding

A movie journal for a thoughtful yet non-professional critic / non-film student / non-internet-based response with enough room to record some critical impressions, but small enough to be easily portable with a graphic style and structure that reflects a genuine interest in movies

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i plan to not plan

This has got to be one of my favouritest favourite.
Rather than getting into real time-keeping/planning/organizing, this one by Keri Smith, is meant to inspire, to amuse, to reflect, to capture moments and states.

As you might guess by the name, this is not your everyday planner, in many senses of the word. The Non-Planner Datebook randomly intersperses undated monthly overviews with journal and idea pages so that you can have some sense of framework, but not feel constricted or bound by predictability.

Datebook Statistics:

  • new 2nd printing
  • 12 undated month-at-a-glance pages
  • reference mini-calendars for 2009-2011
  • 81 note/jounal pages with varying degrees of customization
  • two-color cover and olive interior pages
  • printed in Oakland, CA on 100% post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based inks
  • 5” wide x 7” tall spiral-bound book with chipboard back cover
  • 96 pages, 70# text natural

It may seem paradoxical to be simultaneously looking towards the future and the present moment, but it works in reminding you that organizing the later can be just as enjoyable as living the now.

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CLEAN/mean

Minneapolis artist Dan Black, together with Jessica Seamans, drew up a storm for this great collection.
Detailed illustrations+loads of type+month grids+weekday layouts+list pages+notes pages+ the arrangement of it all together…*POOF* A Clean/Mean planner that’s not only useful, but you’ll continue to find new details in the artwork each time you use it.

Planner Statistics:

  • 12 dateless month overviews with a month spread over 2 pages and a space for notes
  • 54 dateless week overviews with a different mixture of background drawings, type, grid backgrounds and day boxes with one week spread out over 2 pages and a notes section
  • reference mini-calendars for 2009-2011
  • 10 personal resource pages (important dates, personal info, addresses, back-up phone list, birthdays/gift list, movies, books, music, websites, traveling distances)
  • 8 notes pages
  • printed in Oakland, CA on 100% post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based inks
  • 2-color cover and green interior on white paper
  • 5.5” wide x 8.3” tall, 152 pages
  • softcover perfect binding with front and back cover art

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quietly sure*

Some wonderful new things have just made its way into the store!!
Take beautiful works from artists, paired together with a indie small press shop Little Otsu, using alternative materials like soy-based inks, recycled, and tree-free papers, to produce unique and useful printed products!! Weeeeee*

Lookout for more upcoming descriptives and wonderful images of paper-goodness!
Limited stocks available right now… heeee*

First off!
Jo Dery makes her impressive book debut with this collection of new stories, Quietly Sure – Like the Keeper of a Great Secret.

Set in a personal world of seekers and guides with parallel and intertwining tales, she has created an engaging work of strange beauty. Her four main characters search for an understanding of themselves and their purpose through their peculiar encounters with each other and the forces of nature (including a hungry spider, spectacled bears, a stinging snake, a lost lizard, and a reflective moon).

  • 88 pages, 6.75” wide x 5” tall, softcover
  • full-color cover, blue ink on white interior pages
  • printed by a family-owned press in Oakland, CA on 100% post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based inks

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