This was my first book in Judy's book binding class. It is a open coptic binding which I have found is excellent for sketch books. Text block is Mohawk offwhite. The in set is a Polymer "green man" with inset yellow agates (that i found on the calif. coast )for eyes. Cover is a silkscreened japanese paper. I am very rough with my sketch books any carry them everywhere and this book got a little beaten up. I added the metal corner protectors later. The paste papers are original hand painted green men designes done in gold gouche.