Thursday, November 14, 2019

Arts & Culture

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

The awe-inspiring image above is not actually real. It's an award-winning digital rendering of the Stockholm Public Library that some have dubbed "the Wall of Knowledge." As described in CGSociety's story about the image's creation: ...we decided to create an...
George Orwell is widely regarded as a literary pioneer, and for good reason. His keen awareness of social injustice and opposition to totalitarianism, largely inspired by the time he spent in Burma as an English soldier and policeman, have...
The bookmark is often taken for granted as the sidekick of a literary work of art. However, the history of these devices is inherently linked to that of books themselves, and over the years bookmarks have developed from simply...
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...
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. In Funny...
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...
Today we celebrate what would have been the 128th birthday of controversial literary figure D.H. Lawrence. Or, can we really say 'celebrate'? This is, after all, an author who had only one positive obituary. Celebration or not, there is...
Le Gascon Mystique Our cover design reproducing a binding attributed to Le Gascon Rather than a history lesson, think of this post as a wish list of future Paperblanks artwork. The ten bookbinders below have all made major contributions to their...
A few years ago we all had a good, heartwarming belly laugh when the Double Rainbow video went viral. And while the common assumption at the time was that the man who was so intensely moved by the majesty...
Fading memories come alive in Russian-born, Italian-based artist Ekaterina Panikanova’s latest series, “Errate Corrige.” Loosely translated to “Incorrect Correct,” the series of three-dimensional murals pieced together over old books evokes specific and sometimes painful remembrances of childhood. Working only...