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Hamburg-based illustrator Mila Marquis is not only an accomplished contemporary artist who has been creating whimsical images to adorn children’s books and stationery for the past 20 years, but she is also one of our cover artists. Her ethereal...
“Japanese people unconsciously experience the action of folding on a daily basis, and therefore encounter various folded forms. I think there must be a special meaning for Japanese people through this everyday practice of folding.A particular charm occurs in...
Circulo (along with its square, but still hip, counterpart Quadro) is the cornerstone of the Paper-Oh product line. The circle, a simple shape of Euclidean geometry, has become an enigmatic and mesmerizing symbol that provides infinite possibility for the imagination. For something...
It seems as though a lot of things get credited undeservedly as being “the backbone of our society,” but in the case of corrugated cardboard that superlative statement may actually be the truth! From sturdy boxes used to ship...
With our Brocaded Paper series we shone a spotlight on the art of creating decorative paper. This Bavarian Wild Flower design is a particularly dazzling example, showcasing a range of techniques that were employed by master papermakers. It has...
Laurel Burch was a self-taught artist and “flower child” who sold handmade jewellery on the streets of San Francisco in the 1960s. Later on, she continued to rely on her intuition and passion, speaking from the heart with an...
Prepare to be charmed! This season brings four delightful new designs to our popular Mila Marquis Collection: Spring Rainbow, Summer Butterflies, Autumn Apples and Fall Foliage. Mila Marquis’s ethereal, joyous images are little bliss bombs for the spirit. Her art...
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828–1910), born to an aristocratic Russian family, is remembered as one of the greatest writers of all time. Best known for realist fiction like War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), Tolstoy’s legacy is...
When we first began working on our collaborative collection with NYPL, the plan was that the launch would coincide with the much-anticipated launch of their Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures. Unfortunately, the exhibit's debut has...
A spirit of rebirth blossoms in our Living with Yuko series. Featuring a lively contemporary work by Japanese American artist Yuko Shimizu, our Holland Spring softcover Flexis bring a touch of whimsy to the Paperblanks collection. Shimizu first studied advertising...

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