People & Interviews

Interviews with artists, authors and #PeopleOfPaperblanks.

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...
We all contribute something. It can be the gift of making people happy or the ability to be a good listener, just as it can be a special talent to draw, to write or to sing.
"If I had to pick one favourite it would be the Baroque Ventaglio Marrone. From the detail of the cover to the edging on the page to the delicate clasp, it is truly a work of art."
I believe that the experiences one overcomes – whether good or bad – can be transformed into art in the end.
Staff Pick of the Month is a regular feature where we ask a Paperblanks employee how they contribute to the team, what their favourite Paperblanks book is, and what they use their book for. Q: What do you do at...
I really believe that through the respect, confidence and time you give your crafts, others will be drawn to this and come to respect and give your crafts the time that they deserve.
Often described by musicians as a “giant,” Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770-1827) works are defined by intellectual depth and honesty. His musical expressions of heroism and struggle echo his troubled personal life. Beethoven’s childhood fell prey to the ambitions of...

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