Ephemera, though intended to exist for only a short time, are often products of the time and culture in which they were produced. Whether tokens or advertisements, these fleeting materials can evoke memories, inspire collections, or become treasures to the owner. In Ephemera, artists have used these impermanent materials to create an incredibly diverse, beautiful body of work. Influenced by the eye-candy that comprises this book and the nature of short-lived materials, I designed this binding. I selected this variation on a Coptic binding because the exposed spine conveys a fragility not unlike the printed ephemera that has inspired the content of the book. I took the title from the wrapper of the text block I received, as it seemed appropriate to utilize the ephemera that accompanied the book when it arrived. The signatures are guarded with strips of offcut, marbled wallpaper. The pastedowns inside each cover contain printed excerpts of a trail map from a park. The end sheets are salvaged from a vintage ledger book. Though these materials are not necessarily related or laden with meaning, I chose them for their color and design to compliment the title. From a standpoint of function, I always enjoy this style of binding as it lays very flat when open. I am grateful to Uppercase Magazine for the opportunity to create a binding for such a beautiful book.