Blue and gold is one of our favourite cover combinations, and this season we couldn’t help ourselves, releasing two blue and gold designs. We’ve previously introduced Blue Luxe from our Luxe Design series, so today please allow us to reintroduce Nova Stella Astra!
Previously offered as a hardcover journal, Astra has long been a favourite of the Paperblanks team and fans alike. For Fall 2023 we are pleased to bring it back as a softcover Flexi notebook. The velvety cover material of this design lends itself perfectly to the Flexi format, with the gold tooling accenting the rich background colour.
The covers in our Nova Stella series, which has also included Nox and Solis, come from the 1768 binding of Missale Sacri Ordinis Praedicatorum, printed during the Settecento period by Octavio Puccinelli publishers. During this time bookbinding became at once simpler and yet more complex. The sewing was done on recessed cords to give the spines a smooth appearance and so, while the structure of books was uncomplicated, decoration became increasingly elaborate.
Astra is now available as a softcover Flexi notebook in ultra, midi and mini.