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Messenger Leather Journal

One of the earliest Rustico original journals, built with an old world feel that is hard to resist. Its unique features paired with its time-tested design has won over journalers of all kinds. Ideal for any writer or artist.


A nod to the rugged wild

Its design was inspired by Lieutenant Dunbar’s journal in the feature film Dances with Wolves. Needless to say, it's become a timeless classic. Shown here is the Messenger in our saddle color tone after years of love and wear.  The blemishes and patina you develop over time will naturally add to the story you write within. Use it to leave your mark. 

As Shown: Saddle 


The Messenger boasts a large tie wrap closure and a fold-over leather flap that can keep up with any adventure. The strap keeps the  pages safe from wrinkles and bends. If you ever needed a traveling companion, look no further.

As Shown: Burgundy 


This journal is so versatile that it will turn heads no matter what habitat you place it in. Whether it’s on the hiking trail or in the board room, bystanders will be mesmerized by your remarkable keepsake. Style and functionality? Double check.

As Shown: Black


Fill it up

The cotton rag, hand-torn pages are perfect for all writing instruments and paint brushes. Unleash your creative side as you scribe in timeless entries and sketches. It’s durable, hand-sewn spine ensures its lasting lifespan.

As Shown: Dark Brown with the Phoenix Copper Bottle 


Be the hero

The Revere Messenger Gift set is the perfect gift for any occasion. Influenced and named after the heroic American dispatcher – Paul Revere. This bundle is equipped with a messenger journal and one our favorite tornado pens from Retro 59 all packaged in our vintage pine box.

The Revere Messenger Gift Set is available in all 8 colors with two pen options.


What's the buzz?

“It’s a conversation starter”
“Everyone comments on it”
“Splendid craftsmanship!”
“I’m in love with this journal”
“Old-school quality”

    We hope you love it as much as our previous customers have!

    As Shown: Ocean