Arts & Culture

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

Ólafur Elíasson's Your Rainbow Panorama is suddenly very high on our list of "Things to See in Europe." Located on the roof of an art museum, this architectural vision is a circular skywalk made of glass "in every color...
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...
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...
This should be interesting to anyone who shares our passions for notebook-culture and history's great artists and minds: a peek inside Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook from the early 1840’s! NPR’s Krulwich Wonders blog gives us just such a peak...
Shawn Michael and Rachel Eva make up the artist working group Work of My Hands and their latest endeavor is the exploration of Electricity in Art. Their website outlines the appeal: Artwork in this collection utilizes electricity to highlight contours,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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