The Slip Notebook Cover – City Series

$88.00

If writing stuff down is your thing, how about a slip cover with beautiful Horween leather, designed to precisely fit the replaceable/swappable Moleskin Cahier notebook. The notebook is held in place by sliding the rear cover through a handstitched leather strap in the back, leaving the cover free of stitching to be engraved with a city/town/neighborhood of your choice. Delivered with one notebook installed, easily replaceable with offerings from Amazon or your local paper goods store.

Map is laser engraved on the entire front cover, wraps spine, and fades out on the rear cover. North is always up because we’re not anarchists.

We have several major cities available, and can add a custom map of anywhere for an artwork fee.

“Large/Journal” size Moleskine Cahier notebook is standard. “XL/Desk” size available.

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  • Notebook Size*

    Shipped with one ruled Moleskine brand notebook. Refills available in various colors and layouts (ruled, grid, dot grid) on Amazon or from Moleskine

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      5"x8.25" (13x21cm) notebook
    • 10 $
      7.5"x9.75" (19x25cm) notebook
  • We have a large and ever-growing list of maps prepared for engraving.  If you don’t see your preferred location, select the 'custom map development' option and let us know which city you'd like. If your custom location seems 'large enough' to be added to our regular list (i.e., if we think enough other people might be interested in it), we'll refund you the custom map fee and add it to our list.

    Map Categories*

    Narrow it down a bit so you're not scrolling through alllll of the options

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    USA Cities*

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    World Cities*

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    Neighborhoods/Campuses*

    We want to add a lot more campuses.  Chances are, if you want to have a major campus location made that isn't shown on here, we'll do it and refund the custom map fee. Feel free to contact us ahead of time if you'd like to know if your preferred location would fit the 'no fee' criteria.

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    Custom Map Location*

    Just give us a general idea of the location, and let us know if you'd like any particular portions of the map to be centered on the cover, or any parts you want to include. That will help us get a general location/scale of the map, and then we'll contact you before we make the Slip to be certain the map includes all the details/locations you'd like.

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  • Make it yours with a laser engraved:

    Add a laser engraved monogram, custom typed or handwritten (even your kids handwriting) message, corporate logo...if you've got it we can probably laser engrave it. Contact us with questions about anything not shown here, or questions about engravability.

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    Monogram Font*

    Select the font you prefer for your laser engraved monogram

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    Monogram Style*

    Select the monogram style you prefer. Example shown of Agnes Bell Collier (because ABC initials make things easy for an example).

    If you have a unique name (such as 4 letters to engrave, or a hyphenated name you'd like stylized in some way, make a note in the special instructions box below and we'll contact you to ensure we monogram your product how you'd prefer. We can make it work, just let us know.

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      Traditionally Female Style (First Last Middle, with Last larger)
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      Traditionally Male Style (all letters same height, First Middle Last order)
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      First & Last initials
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      First Initial Only
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      Last Initial Only

    Monogram Style*

    Select the monogram style you prefer. Example shown of Agnes Bell Collier (because ABC initials make things easy for an example).

    If you have a unique name (such as 4 letters to engrave, or a hyphenated name you'd like stylized in some way, make a note in the special instructions box below and we'll contact you to ensure we monogram your product how you'd prefer. We can make it work, just let us know.

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      Traditionally Female Style (First Last Middle, with Last larger)
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      Traditionally Male Style (all letters same height, First Middle Last order)
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      First & Last initials
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      First Initial Only
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      Last Initial Only

    Select the monogram style you prefer. Example shown of Agnes Bell Collier (because ABC initials make things easy for an example).

    If you have a unique name (such as 4 letters to engrave, or a hyphenated name you'd like stylized in some way, make a note in the special instructions box below and we'll contact you to ensure we monogram your product how you'd prefer. We can make it work, just let us know.

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      Traditionally Female Style (First Last Middle, with Last larger)
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      Traditionally Male Style (all letters same height, First Middle Last order)
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      First & Last initials
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      First Initial Only
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      Last Initial Only

    Monogram Name*

    Please enter the full name for the monogram (NOT just initials). We will use the style selected above to 'arrange' the initials into your desired layout.

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    Monogram Location/Size Notes

    For monograms, we keep them on the smaller side, but visible. We size them based on the size of the product to maintain a proportional and classy look: near the closure on a watchband, on the bottom right front cover of notebooks, centered on the front of purses or clutches, etc.. If you prefer a different location, give us an idea here and we'll contact you to make sure we engrave where you'd like.

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    Engraved Pattern*

    Laser engraved print on the leather color of your choice

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    Typed or Handwritten*

    Typed: you type in a message here on the site, style it as you wish, and we engrave it.
    Handwritten: you/your kids/your highly advanced dog writes a message on a piece of paper, you take a photo of it, we engrave it.

    We like to 'somewhat hide' personal messages, so that they're not prominently displayed while the product is 'just sitting out,' but is visible to the owner/user when they want to see it.  For example, that usually means inside the wallet when possible, or inside the front cover of a notebook/FFFolio, or even on the back side of a mouse pad/desk pad.  Of course, we can engrave wherever you'd like, just let us know.

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    Message Font*

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    Message Style*

    Select the upper/lowercase style you prefer. We will capitalize any letters you capitalize in the field below.

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      Upper and lower case letters
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      All upper case letters with larger capitals

    Message Style*

    Select the upper/lowercase style you prefer. We will capitalize any letters you capitalize in the field below.

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      Upper and lower case letters
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      All upper case letters with larger capitals

    Message Style*

    Select the upper/lowercase style you prefer. We will capitalize any letters you capitalize in the field below.

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      Upper and lower case letters

    Message Text*

    Enter the text you would like engraved (see 'engraved message location' above for our standard engraving location on this item).  Let us know in the special instructions box below if you'd like it somewhere else and we will contact you to verify prior to making your product.

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    Handwritten Message Upload*

    • (max file size 2 GB) $

    For best results, write clearly with a black pen (or fine-tip sharpie) on an unlined piece of white paper. Take a photograph of it with your phone from overhead with minimal shadows in good light. We'll contact you if we have issues with the photograph, but it's usually a pretty straightforward process.  If you mess something up you can just scribble it out and write the word again; we'll make sure we have the text looking correct before we make your product.

    Message Location/Size Notes

    For engraved messages, we tend to place them more subtly on a product: The inside cover of a notebook, inside of a wallet, inside of a watchband/hidden when worn, etc., because they tend to be more 'personal' messages that usually want to be more discreet. If you prefer a different location, give us an idea here and we'll contact you to make sure we engrave where you'd like.

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    Logo/Graphic/Artwork Upload*

    • (max file size 2 GB) $

    Black & white or three-color grayscale logos work best in the best resolution you have available (vector graphics--ai/eps/etc.--are even better). Feel free to contact us with questions on “engraveability” of your logo. Pricing assumes no photoshop/illustrator work necessary for logo to engrave well.

    Please don't ask us to engrave anything you don't have the rights to (team logos, etc.)

    Graphic location/size notes

    For corporate logos or graphics, we tend to engrave them more prominently on a product: Front of a notebook, outer cover of a wallet, etc. We'll contact you to finalize location after your order, but If you'd like to give us an idea where you'd like it that's great.

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  • Anything you'd like to tell the maker as they're making your product?

    Maybe we asked you to include a special note in your order...or maybe you just wanna say you really like turtles. You do you.

    We can't guarantee that we can accommodate special requests, but we do our best.

  • Typically, we include a short 'thank you' note to the purchaser on the inside of the shipping box, because, well...thanks!

    But if you're getting this for someone else, it might be weird for them to see a note to you, so we'll gladly write a message to them from you instead. But maybe it'd be weird if it's not in your handwriting? Nah, probably not, should be cool. Worth the risk, isn't it?

    Anyway, you type it here and we'll write it for you--just don't be racist/homophobic/etc.; that won't make it on the box.

SKU: cse-slip Category: Tag:
Original Release Date: April 2015
Revision 1: Updated maps, now available with other cities on demand (possible upcharge depending on popularity/future demand of city requested. Contact us with questions on your preferred city.)
Revision 2: July 2020, new map style, many new cities

Customer Reviews

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Paige (Eugene, OR, US)
Beautiful Custom Gifts!

I recently got custom leather journal covers to give as gifts, and FFF did an amazing job. Shawn was always prompt to reply, patiently answered my many questions, and delivered a stellar custom product! I would absolutely recommend Form Function Form - they use high quality leather and engraving, and make great gifts (including self-gifts!). Love the journal cover idea so that the notebook inside can be swapped out whenever needed and the cover can be used forever!

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Sara P. (Oviedo, FL, US)
Perfect Graduation Gift

I purchased the Slip Notebook Cover - City Series as a law school graduation present for a friend and former colleague and it was the perfect gift. The notebook cover was beautifully done, and felt upscale and professional while still having a ton of personality (rare in the world of office goods). The recipient was blown away by how personalized it was, including a map of his hometown of Pensacola, his initials on the cover and a custom message on the inside. I ordered the cover under somewhat of a time crunch and was delighted with the ease of ordering online and the quick turnaround. I will definitely order again for future gifts as the options for customization make these truly special.

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Courtney P.W. (Clearwater, FL, US)
Fast, Custom Work That Doesn't Disappoint

I ordered a Slip Notebook Cover - City Series for my wife for our 3rd anniversary. My wife opened her gift and said "Wow. This is incredible." The city detail on the outer cover is quite intricate. The custom engraving on the inside cover was exactly where and what I requested. Shawn does super quality work, and I truly wouldn't go to anyone else for any other leather products. 5/5 would recommend to everyone I know.

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Mary B.M. (Maitland, FL, US)
Best personalized gift ever

My father n law has everything you can think of so it’s hard to buy him a unique gift. The journal cover with the inscribed map location to his cabin was the perfect present. It was beautifully done, top quality leather and great workmanship by the owner. He took the time to ensure the map location was perfect, which wasn’t easy given the cabin is in a remote part of the mountains in NC. Thank you for making the most unique gift!

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Matthew B. (San Francisco, CA, US)
Awesome custom gift

Got custom ones for my team at work (star on the headquarters, subtle team logo where the city name shows on the front, quote on the inside). Looks great and beats the pants off the typical cheap branded crap you get as a work gift. And FFF was great to work with on it!

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Sally R. (Edwards, CO, US)
Proud to give this gift

I selected a personalized notebook for my brother-in-law for Christmas. It is wonderful. The artist guided me in the design and I am thrilled with it. Thank you so much. I will be making more purchases in the future.

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Franchesca B. (Orlando, FL, US)
City journal cover

Beautiful work. Bought it was a gift and they loved it, almost kept it for myself. Will definitely shop again!

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Kerri B.
Wonderful craftsmanship, wonderful service

Can’t say enough positive things to say about this company. They definitely meet all my expectations.