&London Notebook

In order to clear up my work in progress with student projects and make space for the latest post-university projects (aka after assessment!) I am cleaning up the categories, but here are the CSM-specific categories just in case of need:
(and don’t forget to scroll down if you want to read through the development of a project from start to finish!)

Projects done around CSM

Year Two at Central Saint Martins (2012-2013):
Unit 5
Visual Language: International Klein Blue
Liberty’s Department Store into Flipbooks, a building translated into a book
Yves Klein by himself, a book translated into a building
Blast/Bless: Postcards from London, Luxembourg and Paris

Unit 6 – The Bigger Picture

Unit 7
Time is of the Essence: Student Organiser
What if Music Could Be Seen: Musical Perception
Pop Up Shop: &London Notebooks

Context / Dissertation
Unit 8-9

Year Three at Central Saint Martins (2013-2014):
Unit 10
Home Town: Luxembourg(ish)
The Value of an Image
A Do Something But Not Anything Manifesto
Public/Personal Space

TSI (Typography Special Interest Group)

Final Year Digital


Events & Exhibitions

Competitions & Collaborations & Live Briefs
Barnard & Westwood
Font Aid IV

An Illustration Workshop
An Internship at the Imprimerie du Marais
Art Auction 2013 Catalogue
D&AD British Council
D&AD Monotype



Photo596As a result of my &London notebooks trending and being on the front page of Etsy for their second time, I got three orders in a week! (personal record!) Therefore I spent a weekend making the notebooks so that I would be able to ship them today (which I did). I had some leftover experimenting printed sheer paper from a competition entrance project (for which I was shortlisted but am still not allowed to talk about), which I used to package the notebooks before sending them of into the UK and into the States.

Our Note to Self Pop Up Shop 2013 is happening at the end of this week, and we are in the final preparations for setting everything up after collecting the notebooks yesterday they are going to be picked up this afternoon so we can set everything up on thursday morning at the London Graphic Centre in Covent Garden, ready for the opening night.

the flyer

the flyer

The Shop is going to be running on friday and saturday, and you can find more information on our website, facebook page and the event page on facebook. Follow us on twitter at @csmpopupshop13 and don’t forget to tweet #notetoself

my notebooks are waiting to be put on the Pop Up Shop display

my notebooks are waiting to be put on the Pop Up Shop display

After a day spend finishing the covers in the letterpress workshop, I have been able to pick up the covers and start to assemble them.

ampersands overflowing the letterpress workshop.

I decided to go with white thread after all as the blue doesn’t go with the grid or print. Meaning I am going to have to buy new thread as I coloured all of the other one in.

the first finished notebook

the first finished notebook

It was quite tricky to get the ampersand formed through the three covers together, for the letterpress printing as well for the folding, but worth it, it retakes the idea of creating a whole through the three parts of the notebook.

Can you guess where the different grids come from? The more I’ve worked on the grids, the more abstract they have already become, and I’ve also tried to make gradients and transitions between the different grids to make them less static and more playful.
Instead of continuing to do other grids and variations, I am now going to see how it would look in the notebook. InDesign and printing time! Unfortunately I have to print it on different paper for the mockup as otherwise I won’t have enough paper left for the final versions, but it is the same thickness (however not the same colour, which is why I am also going to print a testsheet on a page with the right paper).