Thursday, November 14, 2019

Our Designs

Learn the stories behind our designs and get details on new releases.

“Childhood is a time of great discovery. It is a time when every morning brings new knowledge about the world and you can’t wait to get up and explore. Most of the people I grew up with were of...
A modernist and feminist pioneer, Virginia Woolf carved out new territory for artists and particularly for women writers. Woolf (1882–1941) wrote with rare sensitivity and insight about the mystery, confusions and uncertainty of everyday life. Part of her innovation was...
Marinne sent us the following photo from her trip to New Zealand. It depicts her Paperblanks Schiller, Letter to Goethe journal. She told us the following: I took this photo on the small island Waiheke, which is close to Auckland,...
The 1709 Swiss book binding that inspired our Shimmering Delights series was originally crafted from black leather punctuated by metallic studs. This type of decoration, a technique known as pointillé, was created using hammered brass pins. It just so happens that while we...
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...
To celebrate our 20th anniversary we're holding a new contest on our Facebook page that posits the question: What are the top Paperblanks® designs from our 20-year history of innovative design and conscientious bookmaking? Cast a vote for your...
Sarah sent us this picture from her trip to Moscow in September. She told us the following about the trip and the journal: This picture was taken at the door of the State Historical Museum in Moscow in September 2012....
It's the second day of Summer and so it's a good opportunity to show off one of our warmer collections - Paperblanks' Romantic Sensibility Collection. For Moments of Contemplation, Impulses of Genius The Romantics viewed the world as a place where...
The results are in! To celebrate our 20th anniversary we held a contest asking fans to determine the top Paperblanks covers from our 20 year history of innovative design. Congratulations to the following winners, chosen at random: 1st Prize Winner The...
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, born in 1749, was the greatest poet, writer and dramatist in German literature and also an eminent natural philosopher. His astute sense of observation allowed him to capture in his writing the multifaceted complexity of...