Arts & Culture

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

This week we shone a spotlight on one of Paperblanks' newest releases, the Vintage Vogue collection, and so we wanted to take the opportunity to look closer at Alec Shanks, the artist behind "Nuits de Folies," the basis for...
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...
Every Paperblanks® book is inspired by world art and culture, by traditional craft and practice, and by visionaries, rebels and artists across the ages. Paperblanks Stories is a blog series about the origins behind some of our designs. Part of...
Similar to William Morris' Arts and Crafts movement in England, the Art Nouveau movement of the late 1800’s and early 19th century attempted to eradicate the dividing line between art and everyday objects.  The leading artists of the time...
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...
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...
Did you know Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poem The Raven was inspired by a real-life bird owned by Charles Dickens? Not only that but the bird, christened "Grip" by the late great author, has been preserved to this...
At Paperblanks we love books and movies, so we asked our staff about their favourite onscreen bookshops.  In this new blog series we’ll show you the bookshops we found in some of our favourite movies. In Eternal Sunshine of the...
Is this the spring you plan to get into poetry? It's never too late to develop a new writing skill, but it can feel a bit overwhelming when diving into an entirely new creative writing world. To help get...
Hallowe'en is just around the corner, so what better way to get into the spirit of the season than to read a good, old-fashioned scary story? Whether they inspire you to craft your own creepy tale or swear off...

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