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We're happy to report that our recent Calligrapher Event held at The New York Public Library Gift Shop was a success! Quite a few people showed up to get their books personalized! For those just joining us: To celebrate Paperblanks'...
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.
In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, we’re hosting a one-time event at The New York Public Library Gift Store on Friday, May 18th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm! Visitors to the Library who purchase a Paperblanks journal will...
Joining the likes of Shakespeare, Freud and Van Gogh, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is the newest artist to be given the Embellished Manuscripts treatment by Paperblanks! To inspire the writer, Paperblanks' Embellished Manuscripts collection is comprised of unique journals that...
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Paperblanks, our brand of exquisitely crafted writing journals known and loved worldwide! From the first collection released in 1992 to our newest designs, we’ve grown Paperblanks from a simple list offering only...
Here's something neat we wanted to share with you: images of Paperblanks-branded Japanese wrapping cloth, or "Furoshiki." Furoshiki are traditional Japanese cloth used to wrap objects of nearly any size or shape. Only available in Japan, these Paperblanks-branded Furoshiki cloths...
A new design, entitled Shadow, has been added to Paperblanks' Silver Filigree Collection. Shadow joins the collection's two previous designs, Natural and Blush Pink. Shadow is available in three formats: the Mini format with premium features (metal clasp and ornamental...
Today is the first day of Spring -- so what better time to trot out a flower-themed Paperblanks collection? Our Rose Garden collection of blank notebooks is the newest collection to be added to the Paperblanks catalogue. It is...
The printed word and exquisite illustrations combine to make the Gutenberg Bible the greatest celebrity in the history of book arts. Forty-nine copies of the two-volume Latin Bible are extant. In the 15th century Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz invented...
Though frail of body, Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), the greatest musician of the Romantic period, possessed an unrivaled creative strength. The composer and piano virtuoso was a child prodigy who did not survive to see his fortieth birthday. Rarely has...