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Art brings us together. It is the conductor thread that unites people from across generations and walks of life with a shared complicity – 100M was proof of that. The collective exhibition (where M stands for Mujeres, women) featured...
For the last couple of weeks, it has been heartbreaking to hear of the developing events in Ukraine. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and those in Russia who also stand up for freedom. We can’t...
Our 30th anniversary has us taking a trip down memory lane. This week we're looking back on our top 30 blog posts of all time, sharing some favourite features from years past that you may have missed. Check them out...
Pluid (pronounced plidge, Irish for blanket) is a collective artwork made up of nearly 1200 small square original artworks exploring the theme of comfort. The square pieces are connected like a crocheted blanket and exhibited together as the National Comfort...
“I always imagined that Paradise would be some kind of library.”  This quote by Jorge Luis Borges has been deeply rooted in the life of José Alberto Gutiérrez, who for over 20 years has devoted his life to promoting literacy by...
There’s a certain element of comfort in spending an afternoon at a bookstore: sitting in the cozy armchairs, finding treasures in the special collections section, connecting with people from the neighbourhood or from afar, seeing young readers discovering the magic...
While a sketchbook can be an intimate and personal object, rarely to be shared, it can also be a source of inspiration to others. Peeking into someone else’s sketchbook we might see our own thoughts reflected, the documentation of...
Recently, the team at Ken Bromley Art Supplies in the UK shared with us some interesting research they conducted earlier this year. At Paperblanks we are passionate about art and maps, so when we learned that they had created a series...
It’s no secret that we are big fans of books and independent bookstores. We long for the days that we can again freely wander the winding aisles of a bookstore browsing its treasures, venturing into the special collections section...
Francisco Javier Palomares is an emerging contemporary artist whose work comments on historical narratives and present-day social challenges, such as gentrification and immigration. By seamlessly blending the style of fine art masters and the vibrancy of his Mexican heritage,...