Arts & Culture

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

Le Gascon Mystique Our cover design reproducing a binding attributed to Le Gascon Rather than a history lesson, think of this post as a wish list of future Paperblanks artwork. The ten bookbinders below have all made major contributions to their...
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...
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...
With this Friday's International Literacy Day coming up, the importance of reading and writing is brought into focus. While we may take for granted that we can look at our computer screens and read (or write) this post, access...
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...
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...
Our new Still Life Burst cover is based on a painting by Jan van Huysum (1682–1749) that seems to burst off the canvas. A seduction of the eye and a jolt of passion for the soul, Van Huysum's “still...
As our readers know we've made a business out of taking a very functional thing and turning it into an art object (In fact, that's the basis of our slogan!) - so it's always neat to see what other...
Baz Luhrmann's theatrical adaptation of The Great Gatsby is going to be released in theaters later this week and we wanted to take the opportunity to look closer at the subject of one of our most popular journals --...
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...

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