all the quarterfinalists -#JABCUP

all the quarterfinalists -#JABCUP


#judgeabookbyitscoverworldcup - week 7


these notebooks feature artwork submitted via our ongoing #instagram competition "judge a book by its cover world cup". This week our quarter-finalists are...


plane (iceland) -@taisling

dogs - @oneilkt247

cork - @cremin phil

the causeway - @knitandthat

umbrella - @aideenanna

print - @shivayoyce 

hook lighthouse - @daniellesiobhan

blue sea (from above) - @collagecasey



LIMITED AVAILABILITY - until nov. 21 2020


buy the winner before the competition closes (tuesday, nov. 17) and get a FREE A6 'I TOLD YOU SO' NOTEBOOK. 


order wills not be shipped unitl 24 hours after the conclusion of the competition. please be patient, you might win yourslf a little freedbie. 

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a5 lay flat paperback notebook from recycled paper ~ 83% post-consumer waste


for thoughts & ideas

- 112 page sketchpad  or printed in fluorescent pink with dots or lines (select option below)

- made using 140gsm cupcycled cartridge paper from used coffee cups (80%)

- 320gsm post-consumer waste paper cover with pocket

- badly made books are rubbish ~ 83% post consumer waste

- almost a5 size (200x140mm)


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have me met before

i used to be a coffee cup

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