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With our Brocaded Paper series we shone a spotlight on the art of creating decorative paper. This Bavarian Wild Flower design is a particularly dazzling example, showcasing a range of techniques that were employed by master papermakers....
Laurel Burch was a self-taught artist and “flower child” who sold handmade jewellery on the streets of San Francisco in the 1960s. Later on, she continued to rely on her intuition and passion, speaking from the heart...
Prepare to be charmed! This season brings four delightful new designs to our popular Mila Marquis Collection: Spring Rainbow, Summer Butterflies, Autumn Apples and Fall Foliage. Pictured here: Spring Rainbow and Summer Butterflies...
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828–1910), born to an aristocratic Russian family, is remembered as one of the greatest writers of all time. Best known for realist fiction like War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), Tolstoy’s...
When we first began working on our collaborative collection with NYPL, the plan was that the launch would coincide with the much-anticipated launch of their Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures. Unfortunately, the exhibit's...
A spirit of rebirth blossoms in our Living with Yuko series. Featuring a lively contemporary work by Japanese American artist Yuko Shimizu, our Holland Spring softcover Flexis bring a touch of whimsy to the Paperblanks collection.
Dante’s Divine Comedy is widely considered to be the most important poem of the Middle Ages. Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) composed this epic work over a period of 12 years, finally completing it in...
Among the finest poets America has ever produced, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) lived a life of quiet, intensely passionate solitude. A master of the short lyric poem, her eccentric preoccupation with death and immortality permeated many of her...
The eternal appeal of a classic floral design is captured in the work of Irish illustrator William Kilburn (1745–1818). The artist behind William Curtis’ Flora Londinensis, a comprehensive book on 18th-century English botany, Kilburn was also a...
Nobility and grace are restored in this filigreed design, originally created in 1675 to hold Richard Allestree’s The Government of the Tongue. Crafted by the Queens’ Binder “A,” one of the most prolific binders of the Restoration...

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