Before changing our name, we had designed our CI monogram and, as a play on words and for our own amusement, we decided to visually represent this through illustration of the words ‘sea’ and ‘eye’ on the front and back covers. With a total of four notebooks, we used a combination of photographic, graphic and illustrative executions to best show off the disciplines the studio works in on a daily basis. As the notebook is often used for initial sketches or generating ideas rather than finished solutions, a single colour printed on a recycled board was chosen for it's raw appeal. An open bind format, brightly coloured end papers and contrasting stitching in multiple combinations added a unique distinction from conventional notebooks. Other finishing techniques such as PUR binding allowed for flat opening and rounded corners gave it a typical notebook finish. As an added element of distinction, we printed a studio mantra written on the studio boardroom wall onto bible paper which is placed on the cover and shrink-wrapped allowing some show through to the design underneath.