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

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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.

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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


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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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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 Journal for Valentines

Hello Ten Design Rollerball Pen Meet the Paperblanks Lace Journal

Match made in heaven, A Paperblanks Journal and Ten Design Rollerball Pen

Love and writing go together like … a beautiful journal and a terrific Pen. Introducing Paperblanks new Lace Allure Journals: Black Lace on a Red Back Ground is called The Paperblanks Rouge Boudoir series and has a little bit of a dark side. Available in Midi 5 x 7 inch , Slim 3-1/2 x 7  inch and Mini 3-3/4 x 5-1/2 inch. We pared a Midi with a Ten Design Roller Stylus in Gold, with a Schneider Topball 850 rollerball refill fine point. This Pen won the Newsweek informal office survey of most comfortable rollerball thanks to its six sided barrel. Ten Design Rollerball Pen-Stylus is also available in silver and black.

Paperblanks Lace Allure also has a white lace on a black background design, which Paperblanks named Ivory Veil. Paperblanks Ivory Veil Journals are available in three sizes: Ultra Format 7 x 9 inch, Midi 5 x 7 inch and Mini 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2  inch

Perfect Wedding Organizer

Paperblanks Lace Allure Accordion Organizer is perfect for all the Paperwork that comes with planning a wedding

Lace Allure Guestbook is works great for a wedding

Lace Allure Guestbook is works great for a wedding

Paperblanks Lace Allure also has what we feel makes a great wedding set. A Guest book 9 x 7″ landscape format and an accordion storage box which is perfect for all the loose papers photos mementos and yes invoices and agreements that come with celebrating and organizing a wedding.


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Here today Gone Tomorrow: Rare Paperblanks Journals

Paperblanks, the Vancouver Canada based publisher of top flight journals with covers inspired by our worlds heritage, introduces a lot of new styles each year. This means we also have to say goodbye to some styles. We have limited stock remaining on all of these styles and started a new category on to make them easy to find. Click to view rare Paperblanks Journals Here

Discontinued Paperblanks Shida Micro

Paperblanks Shida Micro Journal

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Paperblanks 2016 Day-planners are in stock

2016 Paperblanks Dayplanners on the beach

Get organized with a paperblanks 2016 Planner

School has started summer is in the rear view mirror the perfect time to take a deep breath and prepare for…2016 Paperblanks, the maker of finely crafted journals and day-planners in gorgeous covers, has you well covered. Paperblanks offers 60 Day planners divided over its usual sizes; Grande 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″, Ultra 7″ x 9″, Maxi 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″ Midi 5″ x7″, Mini 4′ x 5 1/2″ and its slim model which measures 3 1/2″ by 7″.

In Layouts There is the vertical weekly layout with the days in vertical columns with half hour increments Monday through Thursday on the left page and Friday through Sunday and a column for notes on the right page. This layout is ideal for professionals that use their planners to set appointments and is available in Grande and Ultra size.

Paperblanks also offers the traditional horizontal weekly format 2016 Planner with Monday through Thursday on the left and Friday and Weekend on the right allows for a more free-style use of the Day planner and has proven to be the most popular layout for Paperblanks. This lay-out is available in the Maxi, Midi, Mini and Slim size.

For those of us who need some serious room to write there is the Day-at-a-time layout with a full page to write each weekday and a split page for the weekend. Paperblanks 2016 Planners available in this layout are the Midi and the Mini size.

All 2016 Paperblanks planners have additional features that make them even more useful. Things like two page markers, to allow for quick referencing, think of it as an analog toggle, a storage pocket on the inside back cover and depending on the model an elastic band or magnetic flap closure.

Based on our customer feedback the clear layout of the monthly planner in the front of each Paperblanks Day-planner is also much appreciated. This year fabulous array of choices is complemented by six brand new covers. In short a wealth of choices to get 2016 started right.

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Paperblanks Journals: New for Fall 2015

Paperblanks Ultra Journal | Victor Hugo

Paperblanks Victor Hugo Journal back cover

Our air conditioning is running full blast and it has been hot, very hot, but we have Autumn on our minds as it is time to take a look at Paperblanks Fall Collection. The Vancouver Canada based Paperblanks is known to find known, and lesser known works of art and patterns out of the treasure trove of our World’s cultural heritage, and transform them in beautifully bound and exquisitely executed Journals.

Paperblanks paper is of excellent quality and comes from sustainable forests. The Paper has a great feel and plays well with all the tools we regularly use, Roller-ball, Ballpoint, Fountain Pen and Pencil.

This Seasons cover art ranges from the more familiar; Les Miserables, with original Victor Hugo Handwriting and Signature, to the less familiar, at least to us, Miroku Buddha Statue. The Paperblanks Fall collection includes four different covers with Alistair Bells haunting poetic renderings of boats and animals. We were not that familiar Alistair Bell, but are delighted to be introduced to his art. Alistair Bell is a giant among 20th century Canadian print makers and his work can be seen in The New York Museum of Modern Art and London’s Victor and Albert Museum. Rounding out the new Paperblanks Fall collection are wonderful Fall foliage patterns by 19th century French bookbinding artist Henri Francios Marius Michelle and two wonderfully extravagant Rococo style patterns, which envelop you with luscious luxury. The entire Paperblanks collection including the new styles for Fall 2015 are available through our online store

Alistair Bell

Paperblanks Midi sized journal Alistair Bell Boats and Reflections

Fall Foliage Journal

Paperblanks Autumn Foliage Journal

Paperblanks New Journals | Miroku

Paperblanks Miroku Journal

Paperblanks New Journal: Rococo

Paperblanks Red Rococo Journal

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Writing to Remember

I am a visual learner, which means I remember things better when I write them down or see a picture. I have a feeling that many of us who love to write and sketch in notebooks are visual types.

For years I’ve kept journals in an effort to remember certain times in my life. When each of my kids was born, I started a designated journal to record all the wonderful and amazing things they did and said as they were growing up. Now that they are older, they love to hear all the funny things they did when they were very small. When they are grown, I hope their children enjoy hearing what their parents were like as little kids.

The thing about writing to preserve memories over a lifetime (or longer) is that you can’t use just any notebook. You must use an archival quality book to make sure what you’ve written is preserved for all time and won’t fade after a few years.

This is what I love about Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks. Leuchtturm has been making archival storage systems for coin and stamp collectors for nearly 100 years, so they know a lot about archiving.

Leuchtturm notebooks are designed to allow you to easily access your writings for decades to come. The pages are numbered, and there’s an index in the front of the book so you can reference any page easily. Included with the book are stickers to label the spine and cover, so you can find the correct book easily on your shelf. The archival paper will preserve your writing and sketches for generations.

For those of us who write to remember, it’s important to use the right tools so that decades later we can relive those memories that have shaped our lives.

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