Continuing Creative Spark’s flourishing relationship with Manchester United Soccer Schools, we were asked to design a new “Player Journal”; a booklet given to kids on the Soccer Schools courses to record their course progress, get written feedback from the coaches, taken down notes and messages from friends, and read up on skills tips and nutritional information.

The journal called for a fun, young, fresh approach that would appeal to the relatively wide-ranging age range of eight to eighteen year olds and would carry as little resemblance to a schoolbook as possible. We combined a faux-leather embossed cover with uncoated, recycled inner pages, filled with hand-drawn doodle illustrations.