Arts & Culture

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

If there's two things we like it's good design (excellent typography included) and being inventive and creative with something old and timeless. The latest such object to get our attention? Word clocks! Instead of telling you the time with numbers...
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...
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. The 1999 movie...
Here's the coolest thing we've seen today, courtesy of Wired: The Archifon I. is a de-batized-Czech-chapel-turned-interactive-virtual-musical-instrument. Visitors can create audiovisual reactions off the chapel's baroque architecture by pointing laser pointers at over 100 different elements. Example: angel statues will...
Marshall McLuhan once said “Art is anything you can get away with.” While I’d never pretend to fully understand anything McLuhan has said, it’s interesting to consider this quote in terms of “Street Art” – an art movement that,...
After last year's successful calligraphy event (and just in time for Mother's Day), Paperblanks® and the New York Public Library's Readers and Writers Shop are again joining forces to offer a special calligraphy signing afternoon. If you are going...
Los Angeles artist Mike Stilkey paints and draws not only on vintage paper, record covers and book pages, but on the book covers as well! Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer Stilkey creates whimsical, and...
From Roald Dahl to the American election, a wide variety of influences can be found in the new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary this past year. If you've been holding off on including popular slang like "YOLO" in...
Here's something cool we found based around two of our favourite topics (classic works of literature and great design, naturally): Evan Robertson, a New York-based graphic designer, has created a fantastic series of posters based on quotes written by...
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...

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