Levenger Colours

Like notebklover and some others I’ve been reading, I like my colours. My moods attune to what they are. I wish Levenger would have a think about their colour choices on the Junior and Letter Leather Foldovers. Currently, Letter Leather Foldover is only Red, Black and Saddle. Junior also has Toffee, not much excitement there. I know that there used to be a few other colours, though from what I have been reading, some found them rather on the dull or drab tones of their names and web pictures.

It’s a bit surprising. The Circa is different from most systems, you would think they would like to appeal to lots of people not just traditional business people (women = red, men = black, browns). I guess the bookcloth is supposed to be for everyone else, though the heavy and strong colours seem geared more to the school market.

An odd thing I noticed is that the Navy colour, which I expect would be popular, appeared only very briefly recently, and only on Circa Jackets and Zip Folios for Jr and Letter. Currently the Celery, which I think is not bad, is only on the Letter Jacket.

I don’t know about the colours on other things which Levenger makes, have just been thinking about the Circa. I like the leather foldover, and probably the Letter size as would like to print out my mind maps and the print size gets too small when I try to fit on smaller size pages.

Since I’m new to this - do they ever come out with colours more interesting than what they have lately (including the cranberry, eggplant, forest green)?

Thx :)

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colors of productivity

Which colors would you like to see? ;)

Thanks,
Ryan

ps - (subject line credit to Innowen link)

Two Colors:

Royal Blue and Emerald Green!

I would like to see

Burnt orange

colors and design for levengers notebooks con zips

Dear Rasmussen

thank you for asking

--rich, hurt-your-eyes-with-such-saturated-chroma, BLUE VIOLET

-- semi-gloss Black with bright vermillion red (blue red) piping and slightly darker vermillion guts

brown scuffed bomber jacket, no seams, just vintage looking scuffed (I'd buy that in a heartbeat to match my for really scuffed over the years, big satchel)

black lightweight leather cover with bold red stitching AND with RED cloth holding the metal zippers

cheapo toss off circa binders and zippered notebooks for kids: bright colors, big-toothed colored plastic zippers in tangerine, fluoresents, passion pink; grunge covers that look like they have been run over by a fleet of bulldozers

Lady leather: whatever subtle color outside, and inside a trim on each side of zippered notebook...the usual pockets, but with their edges laser cut with a lace border

the light rich color of camel that matches rich men's cashmere camel overcoats, and as soft and supple to touch

and last but not least, as a queen in my own Latina heritage... I'd venture four more wishes for treasures

--sunrise leather zip folio of cordovan with indian red sun (This is leather that is dyed one color, but the center is dyed another color, and one is feathered into the other as though a sunrise in the midst of the leather; it is sometimes used in furniture, in purses, one of the most striking a black field with a yellow sun)

a small black notebook of leather with levenger's signature brand on it, and all attached to a long long silver link chain, for zoot suit stylin' ......

make the next two, and I will order ten and take a loan on my car

Mexican unpainted tooling (roses and thorn vines are good) --deep cut- on pale (toward rosy color) leather with same colored cloth on the zippers

Motorcycle/Low Rider black ;eather (semi-sheen) with big silver toothed zippers and silver disks on the enclosed circa notebook which has a black smoke cover with one small flame in the lower right corner, as though it is coming from the notebook contents

can I work as a designer for levengers? I can design things heavenly... yes, I can. lol

archangel
who has not bought leather notebooks from Levengers, but over these past 15 years has bought furniture, lamps and other items, which are treasures beyond the beyond. I Heart Levengers.

Colours to match the Levenger FP Inks?

I would love to have covers that match the pen ink I'm using.
Maybe the leather, book-cloth and translucent could all match up to the ink colors. I don't think I'd buy a whole set of the leather covers (at least not all at once), but I could definitely see getting a packaged set of the Slightly Wild translucents and/or Classic translucents.

So here are my color votes:
Fireball (orange red), Smoke (dove gray), Blue Bahama (has a shot of turquoise), Always Greener (as green as grass), Skies of Blue (the blue of a spring sky) and Pinkly

Cardinal Red, Amethyst, Gemstone Green, Raven Black, Cocoa and Cobalt Blue

Oh, and while we're matching Levenger inks, why are Fiber Tip owners discriminated against; I REALLY REALLY want to be able to get Fiber Tip refills in all the colors, from both sets!

please?
pretty please?
pretty please with Pinkly sugar on top?

-kmorris

colors...

I'd love a rich, soft Cordovan as a standard color in the Circa line. Purple is also fun. Not all of us love contrast stitching, though.

Love the Lime Green, but Burnt Orange--oh, yeah!

I have the book cloth AND the leather Circas in lime green and love that color. It makes me soooooooooooo happy! I even put my job search materials in them ...alas, to no avail. No job. Of course, I live in a town with no librarian jobs open so....no prob! Trailing spouse issue.

I agree-Burnt Orange would be awesome.

sporter
"To fly, we must have resistance."

It seems like their

It seems like their non-standard colors vary by season, with more pastel stuff in the spring and the darker colors in fall/winter. About a year ago, it felt like there hadn't been any new colors in over a year, and then they brought in bluebell and sand.

I would like some more contemporary colors as well. It seems like when they do introduce a color, they tone it down by making it pastel. Not all women like pastels. I'm not a huge fan. I think brighter, bolder colors like what we are seeing with the cloth circa covers would be cool. I'm thinking electric blue, a true lime (celery was too light), hell, even orange.

Also, I wish levenger would do more fun stuff with contrasting stitching. Those black items with the red stitching were really cool. I'd like to see some more daring combinations.

Red on black would be really

Red on black would be really nice.

Say, Ryan, now that I know you're here, have you seen this topic?

Levenger Colours

Oh how open ended a question .... (smile). How many colours can everyone at DIY recommend? This is a question for everyone using or interested in the notebooks. Here is our opportunity not to waste! In the end needs be commercial enough to sell well and not expensive to dye but never mind all that, let’s go ... Along the way maybe we can figure how to post swatches and figure most popular for you!

Don’t have time to consider now, but as idea, open your hearts to new colour thoughts at,
http://www.colourlovers.com/
Try generating your own colour palettes to see if you find your own great colour. They have an example using great paintings,
http://tinyurl.com/22e7wh
There is a colour generator here,
http://tinyurl.com/344dc3
Colourlovers has one too, just can’t find it at the moment!

Colors...

I have three items in eggplant - a letter zip folio, a letter jacket, and a micro pda (all three purchased on sale.) I love this color, much more so than the standard toffee/red/black that are usually offered. I also have a junior zip in evergreen, which is lighter than the forest green they're currently offering. But I agree that it would be fun to see some "fun" colors, something less sedate and serious...like a burnt orange, maybe teal, lime...I'd have to find something else to buy if those colors appeared :-)

Oooh, orange!

I agree, brighter and more vibrant colors! Last year's blue and sand was kinda dull for my tastes, and boredom with the never-ending red/black/tan and dark dark dark winter colors was the reason why I went with the bookcloth covers for my first Circa notebook, but I'd still jump at a tangerine, fuschia, or teal leather cover!

Jewel tones

Brights can be fun, but I've got to cast my ballot for the jewel tones: burgundy, purple (but a purer shade than eggplant), blue (like the current navy), etc. Teal would definitely work, too.

How about Levenger introduces the Circa Series (or maybe the Circa Cover Color Collections?):

Brights (e.g., tangerine, lime, fuschia, bright blue);
Jewels (e.g., emerald green, garnet/burgundy, sapphire blue);
Traditionals (e.g., black, tan, toffee, saddle, red); etc.

Something for everyone!

Yes!

This gets my vote - awesome color collections! Ryan, are you reading this?

Color collections

Ryan, are you reading this?

I am. ;)

- and taking notes -

*pets Ryan*

*pets Ryan*

bomber jacket interior

Not sure which "collection" this would fit into, but I really love the bomber jacket leather. But what stops me from considering it is the interior -- too masculine. That choice surprised me, because the bomber jacket leather itself, manly as it is, is also very appealing to women (at least this one).

Eggplant

I have three items in eggplant - a letter zip folio, a letter jacket, & the St. Tropez bag. The color is awesome! Does anyone have ideas about storing the Circa pages? I don't necessarily want to buy a storage system.

Hanging Archive Storage

There is a picture here of a strip cut from a Pendaflex-type hanging folder and smurf-punched. Disc bound notebooks can be attached to this and hung in a hanging file drawer. For 3x5 cards, you can do 2 or 3 across, depending on the orientation.
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Over 30 New Lev Colours Are Here ...

I like the bold and rich colours and tones also. Pastels not good for notebook covers, would be constantly needing to wipe tea stains and butt ashes off them. As my entertainment last night I created over 30 new Levenger covers. My post got spammed although I didn’t think all the colours were that ugly. I put the picture on flickr but you will have to put in the dots and slashes yourself as seems only way not to get caught,
www flickr com slash photos slash giddyorangefizzrings

I do not understand the comment “pets Ryan”.

I do not understand the

I do not understand the comment “pets Ryan”.

Ryan is the Levenger rep and will convey our wishes and desires back to his people in the office. In the past, he has worked with DIYP members and developed new products for the Levenger catalog, particularly in the Circa range.

sorry, I put that in the wrong place/ colors for levengers zips

colors and design for levengers notebooks con zips
new
Submitted by archagel (not verified) on Thu, 2008-02-28 07:29.
Dear Rasmussen

thank you for asking

--rich, hurt-your-eyes-with-such-saturated-chroma, BLUE VIOLET

-- semi-gloss Black with bright vermillion red (blue red) piping and slightly darker vermillion guts

brown scuffed bomber jacket, no seams, just vintage looking scuffed (I'd buy that in a heartbeat to match my for really scuffed over the years, big satchel)

black lightweight leather cover with bold red stitching AND with RED cloth holding the metal zippers

cheapo toss off circa binders and zippered notebooks for kids: bright colors, big-toothed colored plastic zippers in tangerine, fluoresents, passion pink; grunge covers that look like they have been run over by a fleet of bulldozers

Lady leather: whatever subtle color outside, and inside a trim on each side of zippered notebook...the usual pockets, but with their edges laser cut with a lace border

the light rich color of camel that matches rich men's cashmere camel overcoats, and as soft and supple to touch

and last but not least, as a queen in my own Latina heritage... I'd venture four more wishes for treasures

--sunrise leather zip folio of cordovan with indian red sun (This is leather that is dyed one color, but the center is dyed another color, and one is feathered into the other as though a sunrise in the midst of the leather; it is sometimes used in furniture, in purses, one of the most striking a black field with a yellow sun)

a small black notebook of leather with levenger's signature brand on it, and all attached to a long long silver link chain, for zoot suit stylin' ......

make the next two, and I will order ten and take a loan on my car

Mexican unpainted tooling (roses and thorn vines are good) --deep cut- on pale (toward rosy color) leather with same colored cloth on the zippers

Motorcycle/Low Rider black ;eather (semi-sheen) with big silver toothed zippers and silver disks on the enclosed circa notebook which has a black smoke cover with one small flame in the lower right corner, as though it is coming from the notebook contents

can I work as a designer for levengers? I can design things heavenly... yes, I can. lol

archangel
who has not bought leather notebooks from Levengers, but over these past 15 years has bought furniture, lamps and other items, which are treasures beyond the beyond. I Heart Levengers.

This discussion made it into Collaborative Ideation!

I just thought that you guys should know that this discussion made it into the blog!

Collaborative Ideation

Duc Ly

More Fantasy Covers

More Fantasy Covers

The last post got spammed and lost in space but thanks to innowen I can now post links without the big foot, thanks innowen. :) Okay, Rasmussen is Ryan is Levenger. Thank you for explanation. Not many people sign their name so is confusing.

Snowed again last night so added a few more covers. I don’t actually like many of them, and still want the “Koi Fish”,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/giddyorangefizzrings/
I saw Rasmussen peeked there.

But for the hot leather covers you want to see Filofax,
http://www.filofax.com/
The Finsbury Tangerine is absolutely awesome, I have one. And for plastic covers, hard to beat ADOC,
http://adocsystems.com
They only ship within the US though.

echoing

I would adore if some circa were available in a nice bright tangerine orange. Lively, funky but still not 'out there' to draw too much attention ;P

(The bookcloth blue is all I can focus on lately... temptations are growing. ... anyone know if there's been some user feedback around our boards on those new products? )

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Blue

Way back in 2001, I bought a few items from Levenger in a color named 'Blue' - yes, just blue. I really like that color, and since I was using Circa back then, I missed my chance to get a leather notebook in that color.

I've been looking at that bookcloth blue, and trying to figure out how close it is to the old blue.

Is it the blue shown in the

Is it the blue shown in the linked picture below?

Blue Circa notebook

That's a letter-size Circa notebook that came free with another item I bought, a plastic carry case.