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© 2018 badly made books & created with


being john dory A5 - mixed rule


badly made books are rubbish


lay-flat notebook for artists, designers, doodlers & scribblers.


- 112 pages, 

- 140gsm recycled paper made from used coffee cups,

- 300gsm softback cover with secretarial pocket 

- mixed notebook - blank, lined & bullet pages

- handmade with machines


artwork by Sean O Sullivan


size: 200mm x 145mm 


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badly made books are made from post consumer waste; paper fibres are extracted from used consumer items (mostly coffee cups) & recycled into notepaper. Recycled & recyclable; leave those trees alone. 


all badly made books are "badly bound" with staples, tape & elbow grease, they're not perfect but they do the job.


This is a handmade item, subtle variations will occur, please embrace them even if they're different.