about.

R&R Journals is a collaboration between two Virginia artists who met while in school in Harrisonburg, VA. Nava Levenson and Rebecca Hurt are from the cities of Richmond and Roanoke.

 

Sidewalk treasures, hoarded materials, and neglected book pages are all utilized by Rebecca and incorporated into unique collaged covers which are then sent to Richmond to be bound. Nava reacts to each collaged cover with a custom stitch, often a variation on the buttonhole, long link, or coptic binding. In the making of these journals, they become archivists and storytellers while growing a relationship as friends and collaborators. These blank journals are ideal for writers, list-makers, doodlers, and creatives of all kinds. Each journal is its own unique blend of floral, steampunk, humorous, and antiquated aesthetics.

 

While not journaling, Rebecca is an art educator and painter. She works within the realm of large, colorful non-objective paintings done in oil. Nava is a multidisciplinary artist making interactive work about consumer culture in contemporary America. Nava has spent time at many different artist residences, most recently The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA.

 

our library.

custom journals.

Each one of our journals are one of a kind. Think of them as small original artworks on the cover of a blank journal. Because we work this way, our inventory is ever changing as we are making so we do not have an inventory of available journals on our site. If you wish to browse our inventory, send us a message!

Custom Journals are our normal and *favorite* mode of operation. Here how it works! 

  • Send us a message with your preferences, hopes & dreams!

  • Some things to mention are size, binding, aesthetic, materials, color palette, orientation, and shape. Photos from our instagram and site are good ways to show us what you like. 

  • Additional options include interior pockets, closures, pen loops, or incorporating YOUR materials (photos, doodles, posters, ticket stubs, stamps, letters, recipes, etc.).

  • We will get back to you with a quote based on the tentative price scale below depending on materials + a smidge for shipping.

    • 1" x 1" journals range from $10 - $12

    • 4.5" x 6" journals range from $30 - $40 (our classic midsize)

    • 6" x 8.5" journals range from $35- $45

    • Various in-between sizes are available upon request

  • Once decided, we'll get making!

 
 

inquire.

For custom orders, inquires, and purchases please fill out our contact form and reach out to us via email.

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