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Did you know that we launched our first Paperblanks collection in 1992? That was the year we released a simple “line list” of bound journals featuring 18th-century botanical illustrations, Elsa Warnick wildflower paintings and classic imagery from Japan’s famed...
If you tuned in this Tuesday's episode of NCIS: Los Angeles you may have spotted a familiar book on one of the characters' desks. As seen in the following screenshots a copy of Paperblanks' Old Leather Handtooled journal made...
Every Paperblanks® book is inspired by world art and culture, by traditional craft and practice, and by visionaries, rebels and artists across the ages. Behind the Cover is a blog series about the origins of our designs. Nicolas-Denis Derome (1731–1790)...
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, and so this fall we are celebrating one of the greatest writers of all time with our first Paperblanks Special Edition journal. Featuring Shakespeare's handwriting on the front cover and his...
The breathtaking beauty of the Hawaiian Islands inspires reflection and renewal. For centuries, artists have sought to capture the essence of that tropical haven. The cover designs of our Aloha series are evocative of both traditional handpainted designs and...
We interviewed Wade Berridge (a member of the Paperblanks production team!) and Nadine Werner, a professional book binder based in Beseland, Germany -- two people we work with extensively. In order to shed some light on this rather arcane profession, both book binders took the time to talk about their passion for the art of bookmaking.
Our new Turquoise Chronicles design is inspired by an elaborately decorated book cover crafted during a key point in the evolution of European bookbinding. The original design hails from the Salel Binder in Paris, who created it for a work...
Sally sent us this photo from her trip to Beihai Park in Beijing. She writes: While I was walking along the river and enjoying this beautiful and majestic view of Bai Ta (also called White Dagoba), I stopped and took...
We've found another Paperblanks screen-appearance, and this tip came to us via Twitter user @Naina. The TV show in question is the famed American-produced but Globally-loved CSI: Las Vegas (Bit of trivia: CSI is the most watched drama series...
Every Paperblanks® book is inspired by world art and culture, by traditional craft and practice, and by visionaries, rebels and artists across the ages. Behind the Cover is a blog series about the origins of our designs. The gold-tooled red...

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