Beautiful Notebooks

Double-sided Business Cards

As a writer, you can scribble down your ideas and inspiration on a tatty old notebook – or you can treat yourself to a beautifully bound, well-crafted book. These Business Cards for writers, journalists and creative thinkers reek of high quality, and suggest an abundance of ideas just bursting to make their mark on the world.

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I used vintage endpapers and posters as book covers, with Buckram linen corners and spine, which has been used to protect books since the Middle Ages. The idea was to make these cards resemble the high quality hand bound notebooks from Cavallini and Co.

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Jovanna Mendes de Souza was born in Brazil, and brought up in Sweden. She came to London to study design at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art, graduating with an MA in Graphic and Communication Design. She is inspired by a huge range of influences, including Victorian inventions, layering different styles, and the work of design luminaries like Max Huber and Aubrey Beardsley.