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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A Frida Kahlo self-portrait is instantly recognisable, thanks to her accurate rendering of her own sizable and distinctive eyebrows. And while th0se may be her most famous paintings, Kahlo's art was not limited to the autobiographical. In these reprints of...
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...
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...

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