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In a September edition of Beautiful Bookstores we asked the question, "Is Polare Maastricht the most beautiful bookstore in the world?" While many readers agreed that Polare Maastricht is indeed a gorgeous building, one commenter suggested that another Dutch...
This Friday, June 21st is an important day here in Vancouver – and across our country and world – for many reasons. Notably, it is recognized as both International Day of Yoga and Indigenous Peoples Day.
Texas-based artist Susan Hoerth collects pieces from her travels around the world and uses them to bring new life to books. Each piece that Susan designs includes “a mixture of the discarded and forgotten ordinary moments in everyday life.” Susan...
Ronit Bigal's "Body Scripture II" was a 2010 art exhibit made up of prints that saw calligraphic quotes from the bible added to exposed bodies. As her website explains: are abstract and enigmatic, arousing the viewer's curiosity to discover...
If you like one-of-a-kind artwork and intimate looks into the creative process of renowned cultural figures, then Molly Oldfield's book, The Secret Museum, is for you. Featuring a curated selection of never-before-seen artwork from top museums across the world,...
The Beat movement was started by a group of writers, artists and thinkers. Taking their name from their artistic struggles of being beaten down and beatific, this small group of young men who shared the same philosophies formed a...
Amazing art world news this week: The Prado Museum in Madrid has uncovered a replica of the Mona Lisa that was painted by one of Leonardo Da Vinci's pupils "at precisely the same time he was painting the original."...
Here at Paperblanks we’re obviously fascinated by old world book-making and binding techniques – but this is something completely different! 70 small books with lead pages and wire binding were found in a cave in Jordan that could date...
Jim Hodges' Untitled was installed at the Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York. The installation was comprised of four massive boulders melded with shiny colourful stainless steel, which has the effect of highlighting each rocks' unique curves and contours....
For this Sketchbook Saturday blog post we had asked one of our Graphic Designers to submit some doodles suggesting perspective. What we got was way cooler than we even imagined! These drawings suggest the deceptively complex "impossible figures" of...

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