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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...
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...
The bookmark is often taken for granted as the sidekick of a literary work of art. However, the history of these devices is inherently linked to that of books themselves, and over the years bookmarks have developed from simply...
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...
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...
There is undeniable strength in the power of the written word. However, there are few book artists who have taken such a literal understanding of this concept as has American philosopher, mathematician and discarded book rehabilitator Robert The. In...
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...
Emma Taylor’s intricate art pieces prove that long-forgotten books need not sit and collect dust on your bookshelf. By repurposing vintage books as three-dimensional works of art, Taylor is doing her part to recapture the innovation and imagination that...
With voice recorders and keyboards available on every cell phone, the need to jot down quick notes is being eliminated. What was once the language of private detectives, reporters and historians is now relegated to the courtroom and with...