Custom Stationery

Young Bucks was born out of a common love for books and a shared passion for craft.  From this, a new range of environmentally friendly notebooks has emerged. Created from the enjoyment of making beautiful things with their hands, sharing skills and spreading good vibes, Young Bucks’ bespoke notebooks will be the ideal home for your thoughts. Check out currently available designs below:

Leatherlike

These rounded spine notebooks are covered using Cordenon’s distinctive ‘leatherlike’ paper, making them a perfect cruelty free and environmentally friendly alternative. Available in A5 and A6, each book contains 320 pages, and features hand marbled, tweed textured end sheets.

Leatherlike notebook: containing 320 recycled pages and custom marbled tweed linen end sheets. Leatherlike paper is the perfect enrivonmentally friendly alternative.
The Leatherlike notebook is the perfect environmentally friendly alternative.
Detail of the Leatherlike's custom marbled end sheet. Notice the tweed linen texture.
Detail of the Leatherlike’s custom marbled end sheet. Notice the tweed linen texture.

Stab Bind Notepad

This stylish and affordable 100 page notepad is ideal for avid note-takers. The Japanese stab bind technique is traditionally glue free, instead making use of stitched patterns to secure the spine. The cover paper, ‘Plike’ is an FSC approved, plastic-like paper which allows stray water droplets or pieces of dirt to be wiped away simply and easily.

The stab bind notepad is a highly versatile option, with the possibility to add perforations or extra pages.
The stab bind notepad is a highly versatile option, with the possibility to add perforations or extra pages.
'Plike' is the brightly coloured cover paper that turns dreaded dirt or moisture into a non-issue!
‘Plike’ is the brightly coloured cover paper that turns dreaded dirt or moisture into a non-issue!

Custom Printed Book Textile

These hardcover notebooks, available in A6 and A5, are produced in limited editions using screenprinted designs and motifs from the work of local artists. Each book is accompanied by an editioned, screenprinted postcard, and a description of the artist’s work. Pictured here is an image from our very own Madeleine Dymond’s “Radio Gain”, a short story soon to be produced in a limited edition of its own.

An image from "Radio Gain" by Madeleine Dymond printed on to the highly textured Wibalin book textile surface.
An image from “Radio Gain” by Madeleine Dymond printed on to the highly textured Wibalin book textile surface.
The custom printed design allows the combination of a variety of colours.
The custom printed design allows the combination of a variety of colours.

Colour Blocked Book Textile

Introduced for their highly customisable quality, our range of colour blocked book textile notebooks is perfect for any location, occasion or setting. Look out for the ‘interior spine’ of this book, which adds an extra colour accent.

Notice the visible interior spine, used to provide an added colour accent to the book.
Notice the visible interior spine, used to provide an added colour accent to the book.
Colour blocking contrasts bright colours with one another to create an exciting yet simple look and feel.
Colour blocking contrasts bright colours with one another to create an exciting yet simple look and feel.

Shwe Shwe Notebooks

Our hardcover notebooks, covered in 3Cats Shwe Shwe, were the first of our signature ranges. 3Cats is the original Shwe Shwe brand, created by DaGama Textiles in the Eastern Cape.

The bright colours and wide variation in the 3Cats Shwe Shwe catalogue make these books a favourite among tourists and locals.
The bright colours and wide variation in the 3Cats Shwe Shwe catalogue make these books a favourite among tourists and locals.
This notebook makes the perfect gift for friends, colleagues and loved ones.
This notebook makes the perfect gift for friends, colleagues and loved ones.

Gift Sets

These handmade clamshell boxes are the perfect way to present and preserve any book. Our retail box sets currently come with three books of any one of our signature ranges. These boxes are customisable to be any shape and size, to house any precious object.

One for work, one for play, one for imaginings.
One for work, one for play, one for imaginings.
More than just a box, this handmade gift is guaranteed to last.
More than just a box, this handmade gift is guaranteed to last.

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