Our Designs

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Our Katagami Florals series reproduces two fine examples of “katagami” stencil artwork – a stencil and a painting created using one. Katagami dates back over 1,000 years to ancient Japan, but the works showcased on our covers come from...
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’” – Robin Williams We hope our new spring collection will give you cause to celebrate! From Nikola Tesla's innovations to the ancient Japanese art of “katagami” – our Spring 2019 collection celebrates innovation...
This season we've added four fun new cover designs to our Flexis collection: Celestial Planisphere, Aureo, Moonlight and Calypso. The first three all come from existing Paperblanks series, but Calypso is making its debut as a Flexi! The look of...
A polarizing historical figure, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) is both feared and revered. For the 250th anniversary of his birth, we are honouring this French statesman and military leader with a new Special Edition journal. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=736uJ1cAly0&w=560&h=315] Available only in select European...
Our softcover notebook collection, Paperblanks Flexis, continues to expand, with four new cover designs now available! This season we're introducing popular cover designs Celestial Planisphere, Aureo and Moonlight as Flexis – all available in ultra, midi and mini size formats. And that's...
Did you know that our Embellished Manuscripts and Old Leather books come from the same source of inspiration? That's right, they both began with a sample of William Shakespeare’s handwriting. We wanted to embellish the manuscript on a journal cover...
Our new Varanasi Silks and Saris designs come from the miles of winding lanes that are home to the weavers of Varanasi, India. Inspired by a recent trip our Art Director took to India, this collection pays tribute to...
The vibrantly detailed gardens of Gary Grayson’s artistic world are captured in our new Nature Montages series. A native of Arlington, Texas, Grayson takes inspiration from a wide variety of sources, including his ten years served in the United States...
We first brought Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn to the Paperblanks catalogue as part of our Embellished Manuscripts Collection. Originally released in Fall 2006, we offered two different Rembrandt journals featuring his art on the front covers as well as...
A display of brilliant fireworks is suggested in our Fire Flowers design, which reproduces a binding of Claude J. Dorat’s La Déclamation Théâtrale. Currently held in the British Library’s magnificent collection of antique bindings, this is a 20th-century British...

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