Arts & Culture

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

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. The 1999 movie...
Just in time for Rembrandt’s birthday is the release of a new book, Stealing Rembrandts, about the numerous Rembrandt-related heists over the last half-century – and the picture the book paints of art thieves and art theft as a...
After last year's successful calligraphy event (and just in time for Mother's Day), Paperblanks® and the New York Public Library's Readers and Writers Shop are again joining forces to offer a special calligraphy signing afternoon. If you are going...
We've discussed the importance of planning ahead and plot outlining here on the Endpaper Blog, but never before have we taken a look at diagramming individual sentences! The art of sentence diagramming was created in 1847 by Chicago schoolmaster S.W....
We're strong believers in the therapeutic value of journalling, so we're not surprised that our Paperblanks® books often wind up in the hands of therapists on the small and big screens! The latest example we've found is in the...
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.
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,...
I always find nostalgia for anything analog interesting. There have probably been more technological advances in the last 30 years than the previous 5000 combined. Our iPhones and iPods are basically pocket-sized computers and they're practically obsolete the moment...
This Sunday is International Literacy Day, an annual event held September 8th to raise people's awareness of and concern for literacy issues around the world. This date was first claimed for the promotion of literacy by UNESCO (the United...
Nina Katchadourian's Sorted Books project involves grouping clusters of books together so that the titles can be read in a sequence to reveal a new message. For example, the cluster of five books in the above image have been...

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