The design is reminiscent of ornate iron work. It is inspired by a decorated sheet found in a book published in the Netherlands in 1891. This design was also found in German books of the period.
The cover stock and pages in this notebook are sourced from French Paper Company, a family run company in Niles, Michigan. They are a pioneer in recycled paper production, and their mill is powered by fully renewable hydroelectric generators installed in 1922 (saving over one million barrels of fossil fuel to date). They make their green energy on-site. They also produce surplus energy for use by the local community. French paper has the smallest carbon footprint in the industry.