Sunday, March 29, 2020

Arts & Culture

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

Mother’s Day’s around the corner and I’m reminded of an issue I’d heard about a few years ago: the myth (or truism? You decide) that one can’t be both a mother and a successful artist. While the truth of...
Here at Paperblanks we’re obviously fascinated by old world book-making and binding techniques – but this is something completely different! 70 small books with lead pages and wire binding were found in a cave in Jordan that could date...
Art and culture lovers everywhere should be able to appreciate this: a 360-degree interactive panorama of Prague’s off-limits-to-the-public 868-year-old Strahov Monastery Library. This Hall is home to a 42,000-volume collection of “just about every important book available in central...
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...
Writing in the margins of books (what is called Marginalia) faces an uncertain fate in an increasingly digitized world. For this very reason, books with notes or marks in the margins are valued for their social and cultural legacy.
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...

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