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Paperblanks Literary Art Deco

Paperblanks Midi Journal, Literary Art Deco Collection

The Roaring Twenties. It was a period of prosperity and optimism: the decade of bathtub gin, the Model T, the Jazz Age, flappers and the first transatlantic flight. And the birth of a new aesthetic called Art Deco - a style purely about decorative luxury.

Paperblanks’ Literary Art Deco journals recreate that era of glamor, featuring two of the finest examples of French binding. The embossed covers emulate the originals, which were made of leather and decorated in gold. These journals are elegant, eclectic and modern - true to their roots.

Art Deco made its debut in Paris, inspired by the patterns and icons from exotic locales, including the symbolic images discovered in King Tutankhamen’s tomb. It melded the austere shapes of the Bauhaus School with the streamlined styling of the Machine Age. Its expression was pervasive, affecting clothing, jewelry, furniture, graphic design and architecture - and now Paperblanks’ notebooks.

Careful handwork and attention to detail make these journals the ultimate objets’ d’art to bind your own literary reflections.

  • Paperblanks Art Deco Serenade 5" x 7" Midi Journal
    Paperblanks Art Deco Serenade 5" x 7" Midi Journal
    Paperblanks Midi, Literary Art Deco, Serenade 5" x 7" Journal - Lined Jacques Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) was one of the grandest 19th century operas - a work of art that master binder, Christian Pitois, honored in 1932. Paperblanks’ embossed Serenade journal reproduces Pitois’ tribute, with the look and feel of... Paperblanks Midi, Literary Art Deco, Serenade 5" x 7" Journal - Lined...
  • Paperblanks Literary Art Deco: Serenade 3-1/2" x 7" Slim Journal
    Paperblanks Literary Art Deco: Serenade 3-1/2" x 7" Slim Journal
    Paperblanks Slim, Literary Art Deco, Serenade 3-1/2" x 7" Lined Journal Jacques Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) was one of the grandest 19th century operas - a work of art that master binder, Christian Pitois, honored in 1932. Paperblanks’ embossed Serenade journal reproduces Pitois’ tribute, with the look and feel... Paperblanks Slim, Literary Art Deco, Serenade 3-1/2" x 7" Lined Journ...
  • Paperblanks Literary Art Deco Ballad 3-1/2" x 7" Slim Journal
    Paperblanks Literary Art Deco Ballad 3-1/2" x 7" Slim Journal
    Paperblanks Slim, Literary Art Deco, Ballad 3-1/2” x 7” Lined Journal Paul Gruel was the son of one of the foremost Parisian binders, Léon Gruel. Paperblanks’ Ballad journal recognizes his remarkable binding work on the 1927 volume, Les ballades françaises. The clean lines and stylized curves form a rich abstract design, highlighted by a magnetic strap closure and... Paperblanks Slim, Literary Art Deco, Ballad 3-1/2” x 7” Lined Journ...