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The backbone of our journals and books is a Smyth sewn binding. Widely recognised as the highest-quality binding available in today's market, Smyth sewn refers to a classic style of bookmaking in which the signatures (sheets of paper folded into...
When people think "Olympics," works of art are not usually the first images that pop into their heads. Sports, obviously; architecture, sure; ceremony and spectacle, absolutely – but paintings tend to be pretty far down the list. This year,...
Leonardo da Vinci was born 561 years ago this week; and it's amazing to consider that, so many years later, he still fascinates. He's definitely captivated our attention for the 20 years we've been doing what we've been doing. This...
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...
Leonardo Da Vinci kept a daily journal throughout most of his life, keeping notes and drawings on a host of topics from the extraordinary (inventions, artwork, scientific theories and musings) to the mundane (grocery lists, names of people who...
The "Art Nouveau" movement was heavily influenced by Alphonse Mucha, a Czech artist who rose to prominence in France in the 1890's; and there is probably no better summation of Mucha's ideology and the principles of the Art Nouveau...
Image Source: www.AVClub.com May the 4th be with you, Endpaper readers! In the past, finding a connection between journalling and the Star Wars films might have been difficult, but that has all changed with the recent discovery of the "Yoda...
The theory that, through a chain of friends and friends of friends, we can be connected with any other person on earth through a maximum of six steps, was first posited by Frigyes Karinthy. Known as Six Degrees of...
The printed word and exquisite illustrations combine to make the Gutenberg Bible the greatest celebrity in the history of book arts. Forty-nine copies of the two-volume Latin Bible are extant. In the 15th century Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz invented...
As spring brings new beginnings, longer days and the marvellous sight of trees and gardens bursting into bloom, we want to dedicate today's post to celebrating Earth. Below are some of our nature-inspired covers along with words...

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