I've always made my own notebooks. Sketching patterns on the boring lined pages, ripping out pages, patterns and cool images from magazines and sticking them on. I liked the fact that they stood out in the world of plain and boring and slogans. I guess it always surprised me that we weren't putting more attention and love into the most important bit - AKA - the place you write your notes, biggest dreams, hopes and desires.
Unbeknown to me, was that my handmade notebooks started to help me be more productive. What I started to find was that I remembered meetings and their notes because I could recall the notes had been written on a page with a glued in giant frog on.
Gradually, as my design skills got better, people would ask me where my notebook was from. And soon this started to happen a lot. So I did something brave, and pressed print on a notebook I designed. ( I've skipped a lot of steps here searching for printers, and being incredibly patient with my questions and below par pdfs) The first trial edition sold out. Then it sold out again. Then I thought, oh to hell with it - Let's go big and start a bad ass stationery company called Comme Glom.
( Again i've missed out parts here about staying up for nights on end worrying, having to borrow money from anyone and everyone because cash flow was so bad, a big helicopter crash, and lots of people telling me I was truly insane starting a "paper" business when we are all "diiiiiigggggital" now.)
"That page is too nice for such a boring note"
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