Our Designs

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Fox's supernatural television show "Sleepy Hollow" recently re-imaged our Baroque Ventaglio Rosso journal as a comprehensive monster guide! Check out the stills below from the October 27th episode titled "And the Abyss Gazes Back." In this episode, Abbie and...
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... The countdown to Christmas has officially begun, and to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas we're launching a Facebook campaign with great giveaways for writers, journallers and sketchers...
Two years ago, Martin Pühringer, an Austrian instrument-maker, contacted us about incorporating some of our designs into a harpsichord he was building.
Handstitched books are rare and have become the domain of connoisseurs or those who can afford the luxury of traditional craftsmanship. The handstitched binding method – also known as Coptic binding or chain stitch binding – was first developed...
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...
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 miniature lacquer...
From unexpected quarters come unlikely pioneers. Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) was born to privilege in a time when young ladies of good breeding had few opportunities to feel truly useful. Nursing, in particular, was considered beyond the pale, yet the...
It's hard to believe, but summer is already beginning to wind down. The good news is, that means we have a brand-new collection of Paperblanks® covers for Fall 2015! This season, we are introducing two classic works of literature...
It's almost Mother's Day, so we wanted to Spotlight one of our more feminine collections of writing journals: our Brocaded Paper Collection. Sumptuous Varieties of Gold Decorated Paper Gold leaf blocking on leather and parchment had been practiced in Europe since...
Our Black Moroccan journal in the slim format made a very prominent appearance on the first episode of The Bachelor Canada, a Canadian version of the famous American reality series. In the scene, one of the contestants, Chantelle, takes out...

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