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New Paperblanks Dot Grid Planners for Bullet Journaling

Paperblanks Introduces Special Notebooks for the Bullet Journaling Community

One of the most talked about ways of  getting organized is the bullet journal, which uses symbols and shorthand to quickly reference ideas, goals and to do lists. A bullet journal should lay flat and have a strong binding. Inspired by Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journal community Paperblanks incorporated some bullet journal essential features such as a strong lay flat binding, dot grid paper, page numbers and 3 page markers for easy reference and added a few features of their own such as high quality 100 gsm paper and a specially designed stencil. Paperblanks paper handles different media such as pens, pencils, gel pens and markers with ease and the Paperblanks Bullet Journaling stencil makes it easier to use color and drawings and symbols when laying out a bullet journal.

Now you can bullet journal with the beautiful book covers and impeccable craftsmanship  that are the hallmarks of every Paperblanks Dot-Grid Planner.

 

Paperblanks Kikka Dot-Grid Planners

Paperblanks New Dot Grid Planner for Bullet Journaling

Paperblanks Bullet Journal Layout with stencil

Paperblanks Dot Grid Layout with Stencil

Product Features:

  • Hard Cover 7 x 9 Inch (18 x 23 cm)
  • 240 dot-grid pages (5 mm dot pattern)
  • Smyth-sewn binding-book opens flat.
  • Acid free sustainable forest paper
  • Elastic Closure
  • Memento pouch on the inside back cover
  • 3 Ribbon markers
  • Stencil
  • Book Edge printing

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Paperblanks Honors Bronte Sisters with Special Edition Journal

The Bronte Sisters life story is just as remarkable as the novels they left behind. Five sisters born in the first half of the 19th century, three lived to adulthood and all three became beloved authors who influence our culture today. Paperblanks celebrates the authors of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey with a Special Edition Journal in their Embellished Journal Collection. Available in hard cover in two sizes, Ultra 7 by 9 inches and Midi 5 by 7 inches. Both with 120gsm paper in either lined or blank paper. The books have a brass magnetic clasp which gives them a nice period feel and book edge printing. The larger size has a 144 pages and the midi size has a whopping 240 pages, which means that both sizes are priced similarly at $27.95 for the Ultra size and 24.95 for the Midi size. If you are a Bronte fan these journals are a must have.

Paperblanks Bronte Sisters Journals

Paperblanks Special Edition Bronte Sisters Journals

Friday, August 3rd, 2018 Journaling, Paperblanks, Product reviews, Products, Writing Comments Off on Paperblanks Honors Bronte Sisters with Special Edition Journal

Paperblanks Celebrates Artist Tracy Walker with Four Notebook Cover Designs

Paperblanks, the vancouver Canada based journal publisher with a focus on notebooks with elaborately printed covers celebrating world art, history and crafts just released their second collection of journals highlighting a Canadian Artist. Paperblanks calls these notebook collections highlighting Canadian art; Art of the North. The first artist treated to the Art of the North treatment was Canadian print maker Alistair Macready Bell.

Paperblanks choose four child and adult friendly mid-century inspired animal images by Tracy Walker; An elephant, a fox, an adult Robin with its chick and a Whale in love.

Tracy Walker Journals

Paperblanks Tracy Walker Journal Series part of their Art of the North initiative

The Journals are available in two sizes: Midi (4-3/4 x 6-3/4 Inch) and Mini(3-3/4 x 5-1/2 Inch). All styles have rounded corners, an elastic band closure and storage pocket on the inside back cover. Paperblanks continues to make its good paper quality even better with 85 gsm weight paper, a lot of the competition is using 60-70 gsm for regular journals. All journals are available in lined paper and the journals with the Elephant and Whale covers are also available in blank paper. Journals are smythe-sewn and open flat.

These journals make a great vacation or travel journal for kids especially because of the strength of the Paperblanks binding, that will stand up to rougher treatment. That said the art of Tracy Walker definitely brings out the kid in everyone and especially adults with an affinity for mid-century inspired design are sure to appreciate the joyful simplicity of Tracy Walker’s artwork.

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 Gift Suggestions, Paperblanks, Product reviews, Products Comments Off on Paperblanks Celebrates Artist Tracy Walker with Four Notebook Cover Designs

Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), with a Paperblanks Anniversary Journal

Paperblanks uses its notebook covers as a canvas to celebrate the worlds history, culture and art. Auguste Rodin, the French sculptor has influenced many and of course his sculpture of the Thinker is even more famous, than the artist himself. Paperblanks offers an Ultra(7 x 9 inch) and a Midi (5 x 7 Inch) size journal in both blank and lined paper. Paper is extra special at a 120 gsm weight. Each journal has a nice period antiqued metal clasp closure. These hard cover bound journals have an excerpt of a letter from Rodin to his contemporary the poet Rilke on the front cover and an image of the Thinker with the Signature of Rodin on the back. Based on the fact that last years Paperblanks Shakespeare special anniversary edition sold out quickly, these handsome journals may not be around that long. If you love Rodin or the image of the thinker this journal is a must have.

Paperblanks Rodin Journal open flat with pens and an artist wood figure

Auguste Rodin honored with a Paperblanks Journal on his 100th Anniversary

 

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 Gift Suggestions, Journaling, Paperblanks, Product reviews, Products, reviews, Thoughts Comments Off on Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), with a Paperblanks Anniversary Journal

New from Paperblanks, The Nova Stella Collection of Journals

Three journals from the Paperblanks Nova Stella Collection

Three Journals from the Paperblanks Nova Stella Collection.

Paperblanks continues to unearth amazing book bindings from museums, libraries and private collections around the world. Stars have captured our imagination since the dawn of time, so much so that we reach for the stars when we try to imagine what was impossible before. The cover design for the new Paperblanks Nova Stella Collection was taken from the 1789 binding of Missale Sacri Ordinis by the Italian publisher Octavio Puccinelli. The brocaded design in gold manages to be intricate and sparse at the same time by leaving ample space around the center star design, allowing it to shine. These journals are the perfect reminder to stay focused on our own guiding star of inspiration and are a beautiful companion for the exploration of our own galaxies of ideas. The Nova Stella collection is available in three cover designs, Nox, a dark brown background; Solis, a golden yellow background and Astra, a midnight blue background. The Series is offered in Paperblanks full range of five sizes and in both blank and lined paper. Clearly Paperblanks has high hopes for this collection and they should, the Nova Stella journals  have us all starry eyed!

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Monday, November 7th, 2016 Journaling, Paperblanks, Product reviews, Products Comments Off on New from Paperblanks, The Nova Stella Collection of Journals

Great Artists Equal Great Inspiration

Paperblanks William Shakespeare Journal

Paperblanks 400th year Anniversary journal of the bard William Shakespeare

Paperblanks celebrates William Shakespeare, Johan Sebastian Bach and William Butler Yeats.

Paperblanks, the Vancouver Canada based Publisher of quality journals celebrating the world’s cultural heritage, is honoring three great artists with their very own journals: William Shakespeare, the composer Johan Sebastian Bach and the Irish Poet William Butler Yeats.

The three Journals are part of the Paperblanks Embellished Manuscript Collection, a series of journals with a magnetic flap closure and a sample of writing in the artists’ own hand on the cover. The magnetic flap features the artists’ signature. The exception is the Shakespeare journal which rocks a very cool period looking magnetic brass hook to close the journal

The Paperblanks William Shakespeare Journal is available for a limited time only and coincides with the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death(1564-1616). Shakespeare’s identity is still a source of disagreement and much speculation and Paperblanks steps right into the debate by embossing an excerpt of the play Sir Thomas More on the cover. The back of the journal features the familiar face of Shakepeare, which may or may not be him. (debate amongst thyselves)

Paperblanks Embellished Manuscript Journal Bach

Paperblanks Journal, Bach, Cantata BWV 112

For the J.S. Bach Journal, Paperblanks choose an excerpt of Bach Cantata BWV112, which is based on Psalm 23. This Psalm is beloved by both Christians and Jews from all denominations: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” will be familiar to most. j.S. Bach was incredibly productive, he wrote over 300 Cantatas alone, in addition to his great choral works. He was known to work long caffeine infused hours. Yes, the coffee quote we added to the image of the Bach journal is really a quote by Bach, the baroque master composer.

Paperblanks Embellished Collection Journals, Yeats

Paperblanks Journal, Yeats, Easter 1916

W.B.Yeats Paperblanks Journal, shows an excerpt of his Easter 1916 poem, which Yeats wrote as he wrestled with the violent 1916  Irish uprising against the British. Three of the four stanza’s end in the hauntingly beautiful line: “A terrible Beauty is born” We choose a more familiar quote for our Yeats Journal image, because we are pretty friendly around here.

The Paperblanks Shakespeare Journal comes in two sizes, Ultra which is 7 by 9 inches and Midi which is 5 by 7 inches. Both sizes are available in Lined and blank paper. The Paperblanks Bach journal is available in Ultra size, in lined and blank paper and Mini size, which measures 4 by 5-1/2 inches in lined only. Lastly, the Paperblanks Yeats journal is available in Ultra and Mini size in lined paper.

You can  view all journals in the Paperblanks Embellished Collection here.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2016 Gift Suggestions, Journaling, Paperblanks, Product reviews, Products, Thoughts Comments Off on Great Artists Equal Great Inspiration

New Paperblanks Journals: The Magical world of Mila Marquis

 

Mila MarquisOn a gloomy day in Portland Oregon imagine the delight at the Lovenotebooks.com office about the bright and dreamy new Paperblanks journals with cover art by German artist Mila Marquis.

Mila clearly believes in Magic, her images are lighter than air, allowing your ideas to float from one cloud to the next. Intense beautiful bright colors are sure to inspire and chase away the gloom. Paperblanks has produced 4 different cover designs with Mila Marquis’ artwork from left to right, Valentina, Sweet Compassion, Joyous Springtime and Poppy Field. Paperblanks offers them in their Midi size only 4-3/4″ by 6-3/4 ” all of them have the exquisite print quality, that Paperblanks is known for. The journals are smythe-sewn and open flat. Each Mila Marquis journal has a page marker and a pocket on the inside back cover. Journals close with an elastic band. Nice detail on these new Paperblanks journals are the rounded corners. Each journal has 176 pages of sustainable paper. We find the paper resists bleed and feathering well with most pens. They are sturdy and will stand up well to being carried around. In short a delightful addition to the Paperblanks journal line-up and perhaps the perfect Valentines day gift.

 

 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2016 Journaling, Paperblanks, Product reviews, Writing Comments Off on New Paperblanks Journals: The Magical world of Mila Marquis

Paperblanks Jane Austin Notebooks Review

Paperblanks introduces Jane Austin Journals

Jane Austin Journal

Jane Austin Journal by Paperblanks

Just in time for the Holidays Paperblanks has introduced new notebooks celebrating the work and life of beloved novelist Jane Austin. The English novelist did not achieve fame in her lifetime, but her examinations of domestic issues, romance, marriage and her sense of humor have made her a widely read, translated and taught author. Of course most of us know her from the movie versions of her novels, where actors get to go period and try out their best English accents.

Paperblanks published two sizes the 144 page Ultra 7 x 9″ and the mini which measures 4 x 5-1/2″ and has 176 pages. Each journal also has the magnetic flap closure, which we know is very popular with Paperblanks users.

For the cover Paperblanks imprinted and embossed a reproduction from the manuscript of the 1818 novel Persuasion and for the back a period drawing of Jane Austin, which was drawn by her sister.

All the usual features are present such as the storage pocket on the inside back cover, a ribbon page marker, high quality paper and the high standard of finish and quality Paperblanks is known for.

To quote good old Jane: How quick come the reasons for approving what we like! A great gift for an (aspiring) writer.

 

 

 

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 Journaling, Paperblanks, Product reviews, Thoughts Comments Off on Paperblanks Jane Austin Notebooks Review

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