Sunday, September 26, 2021

Our Designs

Learn the stories behind our designs and get details on new releases.

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 legacy is...
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 debut has...
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. Shimizu first studied advertising...
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 1320. He divided the piece into...
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 greatest works. “I...
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 leading designer...
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 period, the...
It's a new year, and that means it's time for new Paperblanks products! This season brings a wide variety of vibrant new designs to our collection. Featuring a range of artistic styles, from medieval manuscripts and the Golden Age of...
Today, on the anniversary of his death, we celebrate the work of George Orwell (1903–1950). Born Eric Arthur Blair, Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and literary critic remembered for his passionate commitment to democratic socialism just as...
Often all it takes is one small adjustment to transform the ordinary into something playfully unexpected. Unique details transform tiny touches into lasting delights. Peek-holes and elastic closures make this simple notebook simultaneously classic and unconventional. Contrasting colour on...

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