Announcement Unique handmade journals made from recycled books - available in hardcover and wire binding. Local libraries discard tons of books, we turn some of them into inspiring notebooks and other products for book lovers. Each item is crafted by hand using historical book binding equipment from different eras. Recycled materials are used whenever possible.
Unique handmade journals made from recycled books - available in hardcover and wire binding. Local libraries discard tons of books, we turn some of them into inspiring notebooks and other products for book lovers. Each item is crafted by hand using historical book binding equipment from different eras. Recycled materials are used whenever possible.
Roberto Calderon on Aug 4, 2016
Thank you so much, I love the notebook it's pretty good to use.
A museum and studio for letterpress and intaglio techniques, a hotbed of new ideas for old crafts, a center for print-related education, research and art. Studio.Tartuensis is a unique combination of all the above and then some more.
Founded as a non-profit in 2010, Studio.Tartuensis has become an important center for graphic arts and printmaking in the University Town of Tartu, Estonia. Collaboration with several art schools gives us a steady flow of the freshest and brightest ideas that we try to cast into physical form as prints, books, postcards... Sometimes it all works out, sometimes all we are left with is ink on our fingers.
This storefront is where you can find beautiful, practical or strange products of our making. Your purchases will be used to keep us up and running to meet the digital revolution head-on, armed with 19th century equipment.
As for the name — we call our studio and notebook series Tartuensis in homage to our home town and one of the oldest universities in Northern Europe, Universitatis Tartuensis — The University of Tartu. From K. E. von Baer, who discovered the ovum in mammals to Y. Lotman, the founder of Soviet (Tartu-Moscow) school in semiotics, Tartu has been the meeting point of great minds since 1632. We intend to keep it that way.
Go and friend our cat and the inventor of letterpress printing Johannes Gutenberg on Facebook. He will post cute pictures of himself occasionally. http://www.facebook.com/gutenbergthecat
A semiotician by education, a systems administrator by former career, founding member and executive manager of the Printing Museum. He really should be pushing papers instead of making notebooks, but simply cannot help himself sometimes.
A student of history, a collection manager at our museum, she also moonlights as our photographer and graphic designer. Mana is known for her perfectionism and the things that pass her watchful eye are always special.
What better way for a student of literature to learn about the discourse than by tearing and cutting into the subject matter. Literally. She knows how to put the notebooks together better than any of us.
Agnieszka Hanna Kunz
A polish girl living in Tartu, working at a youth centre as her main job. At the studio, she most of all specializes in making Sherlocks and always takes time to look through old photo books to find the most amazing end sheets for the covers.
Customer Service, Creator
Philologist by education, she translates from Scandinavian languages. She has always loved to create things with her hands, too. At the studio, she takes care of customer service and experiments with notebooks.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
The second notebook ships much cheaper. The final weight incl packaging is a bit difficult to calculate for multiple items, so if we should accidentally overcharge you for shipping, we will refund the overcharge.
Shipping times are approximately 1 week for Europe and 2 weeks for US.
Orders within Estonia are shipped with Smartpost.
Refunds and Exchanges
For the Tartuensis notebooks it is sometimes difficult to see inside the binding etc once it's finished. If ever it breaks, you'll get a new one. But questions will be asked — we want to see the damage to make a better product next time. But don't worry — thus far nothing has broken.
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Frequently asked questions
You want to sell our stuff in your shop or gallery? Get in touch and we can talk about wholesale prices and terms.