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http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf Check out the above video from CBS News about the recently demolished "Great Gatsby" mansion. The mansion, a 2,000-square-foot Long Island estate, was host to many grand parties in the roaring 20's and was supposedly the inspiration for Daisy...
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...
As readers may know, we're "book people" here at Paperblanks - we've always treated the physical book as an art piece and a thing of beauty. So naturally we're fascinated by the debates and discussions and stats surrounding e-books...
Personally we hope the physical book store never dies. Among the many arguments for their coolness and culturally importance, something not said often enough about book stores is - some of them are pretty darn beautiful! Good example? We...
This week we shone a spotlight on one of Paperblanks' newest releases, the Vintage Vogue collection, and so we wanted to take the opportunity to look closer at Alec Shanks, the artist behind "Nuits de Folies," the basis for...
Ivan Navarro, whose sculptures often employ fluorescent tubes, is thought to be one of the most important Chilean artists. The piece depicted in the following photos is titled Death Row and was seen in "Beuys and Beyond - Teaching as...
From the covers in our Embellished Manuscripts Collection to series focusing on the work of an individual creator, we have always sought to honour the people who inspire us by showcasing their art on our book covers. But, what was...
In the arts, we often to refer to "the muse" as this mythological source of inspiration, one that is often just out of reach. When we are able to tap into it we are able to reach great creative...
Here's something cool we found based around two of our favourite topics (classic works of literature and great design, naturally): Evan Robertson, a New York-based graphic designer, has created a fantastic series of posters based on quotes written by...
Egyptian sculptor Gavin Worth creates complex sculptures made entirely out of bendable wire. These sculptures' imagery, all of which resemble line drawings, only become aparent to the viewer when viewed at the right angle. Worth believes these scultpures "engage the...

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