During a break at a product design meeting, Chad Doane noticed that half the room was using grid paper notebooks while the other half used lined legal pads… a simple question popped into his head, why not combine the two? After the meeting he combined the designs onto a single sheet of paper, uniting two proven stationary tools to create a super smart grid offering the best of both worlds. Doane Paper Co. was born. That was back in 2005, now 6 years later Doane Paper Co. has teamed up with the famed Brooklyn based Alphastructaesthetitologist; Jon Contino to create a limited run of Utility Notebooks that incorporate his unmistakable hand-lettering artistry. Mr. Contino’s heritage based illustration approach can best be viewed throughout his quality menswear collection; CXXVI Clothing Co. These 3.5” x 5.5” well-crafted pocket notebooks were constructed by the fine individuals at Portland’s Pinball Publishing and utilize French Paper Co. Speckletone wine colored cover stock. Made in the USA. Get your pack of 3 here for $10.50.