Friday, May 14, 2021

Arts & Culture

What’s happening in the wider world of art and culture.

One of our favourite cover series is our Embellished Manuscripts Collection. We love working with libraries and private collectors to find the original handwritten drafts behind some of the world's best-loved stories. But sometimes the mystery behind a manuscript just...
Le Gascon Mystique Our cover design reproducing a binding attributed to Le Gascon Rather than a history lesson, think of this post as a wish list of future Paperblanks artwork. The ten bookbinders below have all made major contributions to their...
Valerie Hegarty's artwork of destruction involves taking reconstructed masterpieces or other works that evoke a sense of history or myth, and then creating a kind of falsified ruination or destruction. A colonial ship, for example, will appear to be...
October 31st is here and that means it's time for all of us at Paperblanks to wish you a Happy Halloween! In honour of this day of costumes, candies and spooky stories we've put together a list of the...
For a lot of us our notebooks and dayplanners are indispensable. We take them everywhere and we use them to organize our lives and jot down important ideas and thoughts. But have you ever wondered what people used for...
Continuing our series examining Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks, this week we're profiling the Codex Arundel, which is considered by some to be second in importance out of all of Da Vinci's manuscripts. (The first being the Codex Atlanticus, which...
We love libraries because they are home to books. And when said books are also home to libraries? Well, that's even better! Libraries turn up as settings, even as characters themselves, in works of art more often than you would think....
You may be surprised to see that this post is about commas, apostrophes and quotation marks. And yes, there are trickier punctuation mark selection decisions out there, like whether to use a hyphen or en dash, or colon or...
We asked our Instagram followers for the best books they've read recently. As we're all finding ourselves with some extra time to spend indoors, or safely socially distanced outside, we thought a fan-favourite book list could help you find...
Click to Enlarge (Via Travel 365) Looks like we have a new contender for the most beautiful bookstore in the world! The above photo depicts the El Ateneo, a downtown Buenos Aires theater that was converted into a bookstore! Amazingly the...

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