Wednesday, December 11, 2019

People & Interviews

Interviews with artists, authors and #PeopleOfPaperblanks.

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...
"Most beautiful things come from the heart."
Known as the “father of psychoanalysis,” Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) transformed Western thinking with his groundbreaking work on the human psyche. Read on to learn about Paperblanks' tribute to the Austrian neurologist. Freud's Elegant Writing Recreated on a Journal Cover Early on,...
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) has long been considered the greatest of the English writers. Read on to find out about Paperblanks' Shakespeare journal, with a cover that portrays something rare: one of the few traces of Shakespeare's handwriting left to...
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) possessed a powerful imagination, deep feeling and courageous realism that make Jane Eyre, published in 1847; one of the most vital works in the history of English literature. Original Jane Eyre Manuscript Re-Created On Journal Cover Our cover...
"This year I am using the Filigree Floral Ivory Journal from the Lyon Florals Collection. I lived in Lyon for a while and its history of sumptuous silks which were hand woven in the 19th Century is inspiring to me."
"I am really concerned about power and how it is constructed, and also about finding a voice for experiences that have been left on the margins of society or history."