Arts & Culture

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

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...
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...
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...
In our ongoing series on Alphonse Mucha's Documents Décoratifs, we're taking a look at the 72 plates that comprise Mucha's seminal style book. Our look at Plates 1 to 12 can be viewed here. As discussed previously, the Documents...
Outside of its more functional uses, glass can be used to make some pretty extraordinary works of art. And, as pointed out on the Wikipedia page on the subject, these kinds of pieces "are more likely to be exhibited...
Previously we talked about the recent rise of typewriter-nostalgic revivalists. As we reported at the time, the typewriter has a bit of strange allure for this group, which is populated by many “first time users” who “grew up on...
For a lot of us our notebooks and dayplanners are indispensable. We take them everywhere and we use them to organize our lives and jot down important ideas and thoughts. But have you ever wondered what people used for...
Continuing our series examining Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks, this week we're profiling the Codex Arundel, which is considered by some to be second in importance out of all of Da Vinci's manuscripts. (The first being the Codex Atlanticus, which...
Click to Enlarge (Via Travel 365) Looks like we have a new contender for the most beautiful bookstore in the world! The above photo depicts the El Ateneo, a downtown Buenos Aires theater that was converted into a bookstore! Amazingly the...
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...

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