Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

George S. Patton was a larger-than-life WWII General famed for both his accomplishments as a commander as well as his colorful and strong personality. But despite these things he was considered politically unskilled. Below we've found an entry from his...
It's always neat to get a peek at a famous artists' upbringing. (What environments were they raised in? Were there any hints early on of their talents?) Today we wanted to share with you a look at a diary entry...
Corey Wadden has told us that his Paperblanks Leonardo's Sketches Grande journal has changed his life. Corey is currently taking a 24-month challenge to earn a million dollars and retire his mom (a story he's sharing on his blog,...
Alicia Martin, an artist based in Spain, transforms thousands of disused books into tumultuous towers that pour out of windows. The massive sculptural works in this series, known as Biographies, each feature approximately 5,000 books sprawled out, around and...
The NY Book Editors Blog (a fantastic writer's resource if ever there was one) published the following map last week and we loved it so much we wanted to share it with you. Writer's Block is a temporary difficulty that...
Albert Einstein had an ongoing professional and personal relationship with Linus Pauling, another prominent twentieth century scientist.  The two men greatly admired one another's genius and spent much time together discussing world affairs. But because many of these conversations...
This week we shone a spotlight on one of Paperblanks' newest releases, the Vintage Vogue collection, and so we wanted to take the opportunity to look closer at Alec Shanks, the artist behind "Nuits de Folies," the basis for...
Loui Jover's artwork involves drawing in ink over adhered-together old book pages. The very striking result: the pages give the drawings, as Jover puts it, "a kind of 'meaning' or back-story, even though unconnected in a contrived...
This may come as a surprise to some people, but at one point it was common practice to "cross-write." (Another name it's know for: "cross-hatching.") Essentially the writer would reach the bottom of the page, turn the paper sideways,...
If you keep a personal journal you probably have a "lost and found" note somewhere in the opening pages. ("If found please return this book to...") Well, today we've got a treat for you care of the Harry Ransom...

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