Monday, April 22, 2019

Arts & Culture

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

Is there a difference between creating art and actually being an artist? Some would argue that anyone with a desire to create can be an artist, while others would likely find that an insult to the accomplished, hardworking artists...
In the arts, we often to refer to "the muse" as this mythological source of inspiration, one that is often just out of reach. When we are able to tap into it we are able to reach great creative...
Think picture books are just for kids? Think again. Illuminated manuscripts are one of the oldest examples of illustrated writing and remain one of the most compelling. Brought into greater prominence when Johannes Gutenberg invented his movable type press, the earliest surviving...
For this Sketchbook Saturday blog post we had asked one of our Graphic Designers to submit some doodles suggesting perspective. What we got was way cooler than we even imagined! These drawings suggest the deceptively complex "impossible figures" of...
There's something magical about a fountain pen. This old-school medium instantly connects you with the greatest writers and artists from history, while providing a smooth and fluid drawing experience. If you're new to the fountain pen game, the idea...
You know that you love being an artist, and you often get compliments on your creations. Now, how to turn these warm feelings into a profitable career? It can be difficult to take that leap from casual hobbyist to...
If you've ever found yourself swept up in the "serial comma" debate, you're likely familiar with the intensity of opinions that can arise from this seemingly simple piece of punctuation. However, as the Times of London can attest, sometimes...
Here at the Endpaper Blog we make no secret about our passion for the book arts. Even our name is derived from an important piece in bookbinding (the "endpapers" are the interior sheets of paper that connect the covers...
It's hard to believe it's been over two years since we profiled our first Beautiful Bookstore. What was meant to be a one-time feature of what we proposed could be "Book Heaven," has turned into a popular competition as...
Fox's supernatural television show "Sleepy Hollow" recently re-imaged our Baroque Ventaglio Rosso journal as a comprehensive monster guide! Check out the stills below from the October 27th episode titled "And the Abyss Gazes Back." In this episode, Abbie and...

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