Your pictures of ALTERATION

And now, the first books of the ALTERATION limited edition ordered were shipped and have arrived at their destination. Here are some photos sent by happy owners.


Photo sent today on Twitter by Alexandrep who received his copy of the limited edition “Alteration”. Do not hesitate to do the same and send your pictures by email, or Facebook, Twitter…

“A magnificent collection. And what a pleasure to receive such package! @calepino … Thank you. The package is beautiful. It’s almost as pleasant to open than using the notebooks” ;-)”


Another one posted by Tristan on his blog Hapiness is a beginning :

“And we, we like Calepino and especially the numbered limited edition, signed by La Casse, a graphic and typographic studio from Nantes (like our favorite notebooks as well). Everything is made in the old way and in France. In the small parcel, there was a genuine M10 Clic ballpoint pen and a note handwritten by Fabrice. perfect.”


Entropik/ooblik on Twitter & Instagram : “Thank you Calepino (:…frankly it’s a pleasure to receive such a parcel as yours 🙂 happy happy! “


Mescarnets on Twitter : “Received my Alteration purchase ! Réception de ma commande Altération ! Wonderful and even more beautiful than in the picture !   “


Benoît Perrier on Twitter and Camera+ : “Ah ah, I’ve received my  notebooks (even with a nice handwritten notes). Beautiful items, still to be tested.”




CALEPINO was born with the objective of offering these notebooks that were used
once in many workshops.
So, for the production of the first limited edition of his pocket notebooks,
it was natural that Calepino worked with a team from this background.
For this limited edition, named “ALTERATION”,
this is LA CASSE, a graphic design studio from Nantes,
that imagines and customizes the set of 3 notebooks with Calepino.
Print manually in letterpress,
a true craftsmanship printer for a single object.


In this artistic collaboration, Calepino and the workshop from Nantes played
with the french word “casse” (originally, the storage box for typographic characters)
to compose four different lllustrations:
The “casse”TAGNE, the “casse”QUETTE”, the RAS”casse” and the CAR”casse.
Only 500 sets of 3 books are available for sale.
The three different covers and carrying case are manually printed sheet after sheet.
The inside pages of the books are printed with light gray lines.
A single fabrication numbered, no re-release.
Everything is hand packed in an illustrated slipcase for the occasion.
When these 500 sets of 3 books are gone,
there won’t be more. To reserve your / your copies, follow this link ::



The movie that describes the production process for “ALTERATION” can be watched here:
Video created by Gaetan Chagneaud, music “Another’s Sorrow” composed and played by Anne Berry (Album release soon). Pictures from Moon & Souenellen.
Thanks for their time, Merci à eux pour leur temps, their kindness and their investment on this project.
Thanks to La Casse & the team from the Musée de l’imprimerie, to François & Allais team, to Jenn & Mike, to Moon & Souenellen, to Placid & Muzo.

Briefs for May

A first brief to reassure those who are waiting the limited edition “ALTERATION” in collaboration with the graphic workshop La Casse.
The release and the sale is still scheduled for this month of May. To be honest, the 500 pieces are already printed and bound. We are just finishing the manual numbering of the boxes, the pictures, the video, and I’m preparing the announcement of the pre-sale for the newsletter subscribers, who will be mailed, for sure, before the end of the month.

Not bother to send emails to book a copy before the official release: it is not possible. Instead, leave your email in the newsletter form to be notified in priority.


A second brief to announce several new addresses where you can now find CALEPINO:


In addition, four projects of Calepino custom notebooks have just been finished. Special productions for French brands, for an international magazine in partnership with a New York artist, and an event which takes place next week in Nantes. The presentation will be on the blog soon.



CALEPINO collaborates with the french graphic team from “La Casse” for the creation and manufacture of the first Calepino limited edition.

“ALTERATION” is the first edition of the pocket notebooks that are created manually in letterpress printing.
Sheet after sheet, each cover is unique.
Each case is numbered.
500 copies only


Pre-sale to subscribers soon:

Leaving the workshop in May 2012.

Project A……… : following

A quick note to give you some news before the weekend,
and also I must confess to maintain the suspense.
Always working hard on this project ……. A.
The new project in collaboration between Calepino and a workshop in Nantes.
The manual printing step is nearly completed.
There are still many steps before its release. But that advance rather well.
For now, it is more difficult to show too many pictures without revealing already the subject.
But be aware that it is about fish, hat, fight and old cars … hope it helps right?