Monday, February 24, 2020

Arts & Culture

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

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...
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...
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...
Egyptian sculptor Gavin Worth creates complex sculptures made entirely out of bendable wire. These sculptures' imagery, all of which resemble line drawings, only become aparent to the viewer when viewed at the right angle. Worth believes these scultpures "engage the...
Contrary to the popular saying "never judge a book by its cover" a lot of people will pick their next read based on the design on the front.  The popular great American novel The Great Gatsby has had more...
A polarizing historical figure, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) is both feared and revered. For the 250th anniversary of his birth, we are honouring this French statesman and military leader with a new Special Edition journal. Available only in select European markets,...
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...
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...
Valerie Hegarty's artwork of destruction involves taking reconstructed masterpieces or other works that evoke a sense of history or myth, and then creating a kind of falsified ruination or destruction. A colonial ship, for example, will appear to be...
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...

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