Thursday, December 13, 2018
At the end of last year we concluded a long-running competition celebrating some of the world's most beautiful bookstores (Beautiful Bookstores: And the Winner Is...). During our research for that blog series we also uncovered many gorgeous libraries that,...
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...
Image Source: www.AVClub.com May the 4th be with you, Endpaper readers! In the past, finding a connection between journalling and the Star Wars films might have been difficult, but that has all changed with the recent discovery of the "Yoda...
It's easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond when it comes to the art world. There are so many other individuals with the same passion as you, and yet it can sometimes feel impossible to...
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...
Sometimes the creativity and intrigue of writing must be set aside in favour of the essentials. We've already talked about the strange talismans some famed writers have kept at their desks (see Writing Wednesday: 10 Strange Superstitions of Your...
Is there a difference between creating art and actually being an artist? Some would argue that anyone with a desire to create can be an artist, while others would likely find that an insult to the accomplished, hardworking artists...
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...
Think picture books are just for kids? Think again. Illuminated manuscripts are one of the oldest examples of illustrated writing and remain one of the most compelling. Brought into greater prominence when Johannes Gutenberg invented his movable type press, the earliest surviving...
For this Sketchbook Saturday blog post we had asked one of our Graphic Designers to submit some doodles suggesting perspective. What we got was way cooler than we even imagined! These drawings suggest the deceptively complex "impossible figures" of...

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