To Boldly Fold’s first travel journals, with their slim profiles and affordable price, were popular items from the start. In 2014, we expanded the series with two new, custom-lettered designs: Explore and Adventure. We also created a companion line, the Manifesto Series, to celebrate our ideals and core values as artists and business owners. I meticulously created three more calligraphic designs: Be Your Best, Work Hard, and Follow Through. Each began on paper, was iterated upon digitally, and ended as precise, hand-tooled vectors. The designs were crafted into brass irons by CNC machines, after which we precisely brand each leather cover with a drill press and specialized heating element.
The Manifesto and new Travel Series books made their debut at the National Stationery Show in May 2014.