The journal I use for my sketches of faces has paper with a right and wrong side. But the covers are solid black. I neverr know which way to open it, so I printed out the torn paper collage of a face and glued it to what I consider the front. The little quote at the bottom of the photo says "there is absurbity in the face", cut out from an old book. Don't you think it fits the sketch book.
This is Titian from a portrait he did of himself.