Wednesday, May 12, 2021

People & Interviews

Interviews with artists, authors and #PeopleOfPaperblanks.

William Blake (1757–1827) may be revered today, but in his time he was scorned as a madman. His uncompromising artistic vision startles now, as it did then, for its precision and the breadth of its approach and scope. Blake...
"Don’t be afraid of new things, even if they aren’t “you”. Anything you try will present new ways of approaching the things you truly do have a passion for."
"What I believe makes Paperblanks unrivalled is our cover designs; you won’t find them anywhere else."
Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917) was one of the art world’s original bad boys. His masterful bronze and marble figures made him one of the most famous and controversial artists of the nineteenth century. He left behind the traditional...
Friedrich von Schiller is one of Germany’s greatest dramatists, poets and literary theorists. Born in 1759, his very first play, The Robbers, was met with great acclaim and caused an uproar, which led to the playwright’s arrest and ban...
To be a creative person is to live this life to the fullest, to be creative in everything you do. This is your birthright as a human being.
"I grew up surrounded by art: prints of paintings by Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne on the walls, Murano and Czech glass objects, tribal artifacts, books, music, ballet, antiques and, of course, nature."
Jean Grolier (1479–1565) was among history’s most discerning collectors of beautiful books and the first to develop a unique ornamental style of designs that became one of the most emulated worldwide. Although French, he preferred that his bindings follow...
"It’s hard for me to pick just one or even a few best things about the journals, I like the soft feel of the paper while I’m writing and that the ink from my pen doesn’t show through the pages."
In the narrow confines of a life crushed between literary celebrity and societal notoriety, Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) created some of the wittiest and most acute commentary on British society and manners ever written. With lacerating wit and...

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