cclapcenter

Chicago Center for Literature and Photography

Chicago, Illinois · 23 Sales

cclapcenter

Chicago Center for Literature and Photography

Chicago, Illinois 23 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   I'm happy to announce CCLaP's return from dormancy for the 2016 holiday season! I'm busy as we speak cranking out over 50 new blank notebooks, including for the first time ones in faux-leather and faux-suede, as well as Moleskine-type journals with cardboard covers and rounded corners. I'm listing two to three of these every single day throughout this holiday season, so please stop by regularly (or subscribe to my Twitter or Instagram accounts) to see them all!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 29, 2016

I'm happy to announce CCLaP's return from dormancy for the 2016 holiday season! I'm busy as we speak cranking out over 50 new blank notebooks, including for the first time ones in faux-leather and faux-suede, as well as Moleskine-type journals with cardboard covers and rounded corners. I'm listing two to three of these every single day throughout this holiday season, so please stop by regularly (or subscribe to my Twitter or Instagram accounts) to see them all!

Jason Pettus

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Sophisticated blank notebooks, crafted by hand

Hi! I'm Jason Pettus, owner of the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (or CCLaP). Most of my time with CCLaP is spent publishing our original trade paperbacks, hosting live events, and sponsoring classes and workshops; but the most personally fun thing I do as part of the center is handcraft blank notebooks and journals, by myself here in my apartment in Uptown.

Done in my spare time (usually with Netflix at full blast), I take a lot of pride in making notebooks that are unique but not too whimsical. They're designed expressly to appeal to earnest teens, middle-aged creatives, and others who appreciate handmade goods of quality but are looking for something subdued and professional. I'm constantly putting up new designs on a daily basis, and new for this year I've started making notebooks out of faux-leather and faux-suede, as well as in different sizes to serve different needs and budgets. These make perfect stocking stuffers and Secret Santa presents, so make sure to get in your order before the last-minute holiday rush!

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  • Jason Pettus

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    I've been making books since 2011, first learned through a class at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago. When not running CCLaP, I enjoy bicycling, Victoriana, indoor gardening and wine collecting.

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