Papasotiriou bookstores, is one of the oldest and biggest bookstore chains in Greece. We were assigned to design a pocket size notebook to be sold mainly at the airport of Athens amongst dozens of tourist guides. Differentiating from a tourist guide, we designed a handy, affordable notebook to present an underplayed image of Athens and appeal to young tourists visiting Athens. We chose to use snapshot photographs to uncover the surreal typographic identity of the city, and designed a little book full of ‘glimpses’ of interesting details of Athens, as if offered by the inhabitant to the ‘guest’ of the city. Abstract phrases become typographic images and function as open calls for exploration of a contemporary European capital discreetly defined by its long history.