Arts & Culture

What’s happening in the wider world of art and culture.

In Literary Landmarks, we feature significant locations from the world of literature. From popular cafe hangouts of the intellectual elite to childhood homes turned into cultural museums, Literary Landmarks tend to be specific spots that our favourite authors have...
No stranger to innovative and art-fuelled products here at Paperblanks, we found this new product – so-called “Literary Jewelery” – incredibly fascinating! Jeremy May creates and sells jewelery made up of pages of literary works, such as Oliver Twist...
If you've ever found yourself swept up in the "serial comma" debate, you're likely familiar with the intensity of opinions that can arise from this seemingly simple piece of punctuation. However, as the Times of London can attest, sometimes...
Is there a difference between creating art and actually being an artist? Some would argue that anyone with a desire to create can be an artist, while others would likely find that an insult to the accomplished, hardworking artists...
At Paperblanks we’re no strangers to the works of Mark Twain – so we’re always pleased when he shows up in the news. For all you old-school literature fans there’s a great article in the Los Angeles Times about...
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...
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...
If you live in or have ever visited a city that can lay claim to being the birthplace of a historical figure, you've no doubt noticed the official plaque outside the former residence. Many of these buildings are actually...
Here's a new reason to appreciate William Wordsworth's poetry.  Professors at Lancaster University in the UK are now using the great romantic writer's poetry to teach managers and entrepreneurs about business. According to English professor Simon Bainbridge, Wordsworth "can...
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...

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