For something as seemingly simple as a dot pattern, Circulo notebooks are decidedly complex. We began experimenting with perforated card, but when it came to colour choices and pattern size, we realised the existing options just weren’t quite up to snuff. The next steps in Circulo’s evolution were our exactingly precise, hand-made prototypes, with each circle painstakingly punched out using a screwpunch.
Even once a mechanised hole-punching system was in place, Nadine, Wade and the rest of our design team were still not ready to rest. Hours went into developing a system to ensure that each complete dot is precisely contained within the confines of the spine and covers, while still maintaining the illusion of perfectly even spacing. The magnets, too, were carefully selected for the ever-so-satisfying *snap* they exclaim when you shut Circulo’s front cover.