Thursday, April 18, 2019

Arts & Culture

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

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...
British artist Su Blackwell works predominantly within the realm of paper. Best known for constructing delicate sculptures from the pages of books, she uses the ephemeral qualities of paper to represent feelings of wonder and melancholy. Many of her...
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...
You may be surprised to see that this post is about commas, apostrophes and quotation marks. And yes, there are trickier punctuation mark selection decisions out there, like whether to use a hyphen or en dash, or colon or...
Today we celebrate what would have been the 128th birthday of controversial literary figure D.H. Lawrence. Or, can we really say 'celebrate'? This is, after all, an author who had only one positive obituary. Celebration or not, there is...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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