Arts & Culture

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

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...
The printed word and exquisite illustrations combine to make the Gutenberg Bible the greatest celebrity in the history of book arts. Forty-nine copies of the two-volume Latin Bible are extant. In the 15th century Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz invented...
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...
A polarizing historical figure, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) is both feared and revered. For the 250th anniversary of his birth, we are honouring this French statesman and military leader with a new Special Edition journal. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=736uJ1cAly0&w=560&h=315] Available only in select European...
Taking that first step toward your writing career can feel pretty daunting, especially if you aren't surrounded by fellow struggling creatives. And if you do manage to get your book published, there is no guarantee that a legion of...
Want to be an outstanding leader, or remembered for an amazing achievement? Then start journalling. Feeling stuck for inspiration can happen to the best of us, and this week we've sought inspiration from some of the greatest minds of today...
One of our favourite cover series is our Embellished Manuscripts Collection. We love working with libraries and private collectors to find the original handwritten drafts behind some of the world's best-loved stories. But sometimes the mystery behind a manuscript just...
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 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.
Ronit Bigal's "Body Scripture II" was a 2010 art exhibit made up of prints that saw calligraphic quotes from the bible added to exposed bodies. As her website explains: are abstract and enigmatic, arousing the viewer's curiosity to discover...

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