People & Interviews

Interviews with artists, authors and #PeopleOfPaperblanks.

"I enjoy looking up to people who do things differently or go a long way in their art."
"Personalising my journal in my own one-of-a-kind way is so much fun."
Though frail of body, Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), the greatest musician of the Romantic period, possessed an unrivaled creative strength. The composer and piano virtuoso was a child prodigy who did not survive to see his fortieth birthday. Rarely has...
"If you love something, chase it, even if people tell you it's not valid or you might not be good at it. The only way you'll ever know is to give it a try."
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), the sixteenth president of the United States, embodied the possibilities of young America. Born in 1809 to uneducated parents in a one-room farmhouse, Lincoln rose from his humble origins to capture the top office in the...
There are few things as intriguing as a flawed theory. The evolutionary tree of life envisioned by Charles Darwin (1809-1882) has been proved an oversimplification, but his essential concept lives on in the work of leading scientists. Where he saw...
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is heralded as one of England’s foremost novelists, with his rich prose, remarkable characters, and vivid and detailed depictions of Victorian society. Born in 1812, Dickens witnessed first-hand the class inequalities of British society during the...
Always have an open heart to explore the beauty inside of you and around you.
Teetering on the razor’s edge between artistic liberation and personal destruction, George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788 – 1824) was a writer of great power whose life was characterized by epic excess. Byron was intimate with physical pain -- the...
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was a Boston-born writer, poet, and editor who is widely considered to be one of history’s masters of dark, mysterious poetry and prose. Weaving an unnerving sense of luridness throughout much of his work, Poe...

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