Arts & Culture

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

Texas-based artist Susan Hoerth collects pieces from her travels around the world and uses them to bring new life to books. Each piece that Susan designs includes “a mixture of the discarded and forgotten ordinary moments in everyday life.” Susan...
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...
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...
This week in Better Know an Art Movement we've got something that represented "new freedoms and a release from constraint" -- Art Nouveau! Born out of the Spirit of Reform, Rebellion and Freedom Similar to William Morris' Arts and Crafts movement...
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...
Want to be an outstanding leader, or remembered for an amazing achievement? Then start journalling. Feeling stuck for inspiration can happen to the best of us, and this week we've sought inspiration from some of the greatest minds of today...
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...
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...
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...

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