Sunday, November 18, 2018
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...
As some of the more die-hard Paperblanks fans may know, we've recently begun adding edge decoration to some of our books. Edge decoration or fore-edge painting, for those who don't know, is the decoration of the edges of the...
Late in 2013, a letter tied to the fight for American independence was found in a Manhattan museum's attic. Addressed to "the people of Britain," the twelve-page letter handwritten by Robert R. Livingston goes into great detail about the...
We're always interested in Da Vinci-related news and any developments in the important practice of keeping art alive (no matter what form it takes) -- so this one definitely got our attention! The Guardian has reported that controversy has...
Happy birthday, Andy Warhol! In honour of what would've been the iconic pop artist's eighty-seventh birthday, we're taking a peek at one his favourite themes: lips. Lips, c. 1975 Silkscreen ink on paper, bound between marbleized paper covers in a sketchbook containing...
A Frida Kahlo self-portrait is instantly recognisable, thanks to her accurate rendering of her own sizable and distinctive eyebrows. And while th0se may be her most famous paintings, Kahlo's art was not limited to the autobiographical. In these reprints of...
At Paperblanks we love books and movies; so we asked our staff what their favourite bookshops on screen are.  In this new blog series we’ll show you the bookshops we found in some of our favourite movies. In Funny...
At Paperblanks we love books and movies; so we asked our staff what their favourite bookshops on screen are.  In this blog series we’ll show you the bookshops we found in some of our favourite movies. You’ve Got Mail is...
For those of us who don't have the time or can't afford to visit Vatican City and take in the awesome beauty of the Sistine Chapel - the Vatican's official website has given us another option! The site has...
When a CIA project or mission becomes declassified, the artistic community often jumps at the chance to work with the juicy details. Sometimes these former agency secrets inspire books or movies (like Argo), but it's relatively rare for the...