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For the past year we have been celebrating our 25th anniversary as Paperblanks journals. Over our 25-year history we’ve experimented with different cover designs, binding types and closures, but one thing that has always remained consistent is our passion...
In honour of the great horror classic Dracula, we offer our Bram Stoker Embellished Manuscript. Not only is Dracula one of the most famous works in any genre, it is the inspiration for countless dark descendants that have followed....
Is there any fabric more imbued with cultural associations than lace? A piece of delicate white lace conjures up thoughts of weddings, christenings and other ceremonial occasions. Now cast your eye to the bit of black lace and thoughts...
Our new Olena's Garden journal series features the vibrant and captivating work of Olena Skytsiuk, a celebrated Petrykivka artist. Since the 17th century, Petrykivka painting has been a common sight in the Cossack settlements of the Dnyepr River region of...
Our Aurelia design is fit for a king... really! The inspiration for this cover comes from a leather book bound in Paris in 1748 that held copies of King Louis XV’s procedures for Holy Week. French nobility and their bookbinders...
Baz Luhrmann's theatrical adaptation of The Great Gatsby is going to be released in theaters later this week and we wanted to take the opportunity to look closer at the subject of one of our most popular journals --...
A modernist and feminist pioneer, Virginia Woolf carved out new territory for artists and particularly for women writers. Woolf (1882–1941) wrote with rare sensitivity and insight about the mystery, confusions and uncertainty of everyday life. Part of her innovation was...
Every Paperblanks® book is inspired by world art and culture, by traditional craft and practice, and by visionaries, rebels and artists across the ages. Behind the Cover is a blog series about the origins of our designs. Nicolas-Denis Derome (1731–1790)...
Have you ever been struck by inspiration and found yourself without a pen to jot it down? Or have you found yourself spending ages in the frustrating search for a pen at the bottom of your bag? Our new pen...
You may find it surprising to learn that in all our years of creating journal covers based on world art, we've never featured the art of Gustav Klimt (1862–1918). Perhaps it was because his work is just so iconic that...

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