120 pages and spiral bound. 5.75 x 8.
cover: letterpress on bamboo paper. interior: 100% post-consumer recycled, FSC® certified paper.
open this notebook up, and you’ll find the left page is blank for daydreaming and sketches; the right page is lined for notes.
Smock is a print shop based in Syracuse, New York, a post-industrial town whose sprawling warehouses and pretty grit have charmed us silly. Their shop — its 25 antique presses, 50 tons of equipment, and 80 employees — resides west of downtown in the Delavan Center, a rambling building with labyrinthine hallways and wildly crooked floors. This place used to be a factory for John Deere, and before that the Syracuse Chilled Plow Company. Today, the Delavan houses many of the city’s painters, photographers, sculptors, and ceramists.
They were the first print shop in the U.S. to offer printing on a luxury bamboo paper. They wanted a truly sustainable paper that was gorgeous too. Today, they work with a historic paper mill a short drive down the road in New England to produce their exclusive bamboo stock.