People & Interviews

Interviews with artists, authors and #PeopleOfPaperblanks.

"I like to limit myself to using black ink only. Not being able to erase invites accidents to happen, which carry the beauty of the unconscious."
Undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest painters, Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669) was an equally accomplished etcher, a pioneer who became a master of the medium. Rembrandt would etch, or scratch, his pictures through a layer...
Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) was a Mexican painter whose work celebrated the indigenous culture of her country in a style that combined surrealism, symbolism and realism. Her self portraits were a study in transcendence from physical suffering. As...
"My theory about writing is that you need to keep at it. I write every day and try to stay focused on creating the best possible stories."
"I love that our journals take inspiration from all eras and all parts of the world, so no matter where someone is from they can find one that will appeal to them."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944) was a man intimate with the mysteries of wind, sand and stars. He was one of the grand adventurers of his time but he is most famous today for his self-illustrated, philosophical story, The Little...
Today marks the 300th birthday of one of history's great revolutionary thinkers - a man who changed the faces of philosophy, musical composition and literature (not to mention the inventor of the autobiographical form) - Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778). Rousseau's effective...
"It still feels so incredible to say I own my own business."
"I think the best thing about Paperblanks journals are how the designs make people happy."
Honoré de Balzac (1799 –1850) is renowned as one of the founders of realism in European literature. Some critics, including Émile Zola, consider him the father of the naturalist novel. He was also famous for a tremendous work ethic that...

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