This is my favorite sketch book. It has taken quite a bit of abuse but doesn't really show the wear. The cover is Plather or vinyl off of an old card table that I painted with acrylic to look like leather. coptic Binding - the perfect binding for a sketch book because there is no gutter to impede sketching. The flap houses a spot to store a pencile and pen for easy and quick access. Text block - Mohawk white. Copper fastener and eyelets. made summer 2008.