People & Interviews

Interviews with artists, authors and #PeopleOfPaperblanks.

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...
"I grew up surrounded by books, music and paintings. During my childhood, Saturday was “Museum Day” and Sunday the “Cinema or Trip Day.” Night was time for Grimm’s fairy tales and Don Quixote, along with Chopin, Bach, Mozart and Beethoven."
Samuel Longhorne Clemens (1835-1910), known by the pen name Mark Twain, has been called “the father of American literature. ” In his day he was America’s most famous literary icon. A humorist, satirist, lecturer and novelist, Twain combined narrative...
William Blake (1757–1827) may be revered today, but in his time he was scorned as a madman. His uncompromising artistic vision startles now, as it did then, for its precision and the breadth of its approach and scope. Blake...
"Don’t be afraid of new things, even if they aren’t “you”. Anything you try will present new ways of approaching the things you truly do have a passion for."

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