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The Paperblanks® Selection



Paperblanks® are beautiful writing journals that
celebrate human artistry and craft. From French textile design to
Persian Safavid binding art, from Japanese Lacquer box patterns to the
traditional embroidery from India’s Gujurat region, each Paperblanks®
design honours the beauty of artistic creation. Our notebooks are a
connection to the richness discovered within centuries of world art and
culture.


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With our Amaranth journal cover, we celebrate the warm and enticing hues of the changing seasons and the possibilities that they bring. With a filigreed design that calls to mind golden wheat stalks and corn fields, this book design is sure to warm up your creative energy on even the coldest autumn nights. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 24mm (1") Hardcover. 208 pages. Lined. Clasp cl…
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Known for her powerful contralto vocals, Amy Winehouse composed her own songs and was also a talented visual artist. Seen on our Amy Winehouse cover is a self-portrait and lyrics from her song “Tears Dry on Their Own.” Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 22mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. 144 Pages. Magnetic wrap closure. Smyth Sewn binding.
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Known for her powerful contralto vocals, Amy Winehouse composed her own songs and was also a talented visual artist. Seen on our Amy Winehouse cover is a self-portrait and lyrics from her song “Tears Dry on Their Own.” Width: 100mm (4") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. Magnetic wrap closure. 176 pages.
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The dark and alluring Black Dahlia rose is seen here on this opulent journal cover. Inspired by an antique silk and satin fabric sample collected in Paris, this cover emphasizes the classically Victorian colour choice of deep, rich red. Width: 120mm (4¾") Height: 170mm (6¾") Depth: 20mm (¾") Harcover. Lined. Smyth sewn binding. 176 pages.Elastic band closure.
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If flowers and foliage can be said to speak, it is surely through the voice of botanical illustrators. Our Blooming Wisteria journal features an image first published in one of Sir Joseph Paxton’s famed botanical periodicals. His published collections were greatly prized for their remarkable hand colouring. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. 176 Pages. Elastic…
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Our Blue Velvet design is inspired by a piece of a 15th-century velvet dalmatic. It is decorated in brocaded gilt metal thread with a seven-lobed shield, an artichoke-like botanical shape and tiny floral patterns. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hard Cover. Smyth Serwn Binding. Elastic Band Closure. Lined. 144 pages.
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Our Blue Velvet design is inspired by a piece of a 15th-century velvet dalmatic. It is decorated in brocaded gilt metal thread with a seven-lobed shield, an artichoke-like botanical shape and tiny floral patterns. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. 176 pages. Elastic band closure.
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Our Brazilian Orchid journal features an image originally published in Sir Joseph Paxton’s famed botanical collection, Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants. Paxton was a celebrated horticulturalist, and his periodical was greatly prized for its handpainted images, such as the one reproduced here. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. 176 pages. Ela…
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This binding was originally designed by Émile-Philippe Mercier for Jacques Amyot’s French translation of Daphnis and Chloe, a romantic story composed by the 2nd-century Greek author Longus. Our orange Daphnis journal has been crafted in a hue suggestive of the character’s joy and creativity. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 26mm (1") Hardcover. 240 pages. Lined. Elastic band closure.
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Brilliant fireworks are conjured up by this magnificent binding that originally covered La Déclamation Théâtrale (1766), a didactic poem by the prolific Claude J. Dorat. Though Dorat’s legacy is not that of a major master, one cannot help but admire his incandescent desire to create. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 26mm (1") Hardcover. Smyth sewn binding. 240 pages. Elastic band closur…
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Brilliant fireworks are conjured up by this magnificent binding that originally covered La Déclamation Théâtrale (1766), a didactic poem by the prolific Claude J. Dorat. Though Dorat’s legacy is not that of a major master, one cannot help but admire his incandescent desire to create. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 26mm (1") Hardcover. Lined. 240 pages. Elastic band closure.
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Brilliant fireworks are conjured up by this magnificent binding that originally covered La Déclamation Théâtrale (1766), a didactic poem by the prolific Claude J. Dorat. Though Dorat’s legacy is not that of a major master, one cannot help but admire his incandescent desire to create. Width: 180mm (7") Height: 230mm (9") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. Elastic band closure. 144 pages.
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If flowers and foliage can be said to speak, it is surely through the voice of botanical illustrators. Our Painted Botanicals Gloriosa Lily journal features an image by H.G. Moon (1857–1905), an artist famed for his naturalistic arrangements and his ability to create lifelike paintings. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. 176 Pages. Elastic band closure
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With a pattern originally crafted from beechwood and dark brown leather, this stylized cover once contained Jeremiah Schweiglinum’s Handbook of the Lord’s Supper. It was produced at the Berg & Neuber printing house in Nuremberg, Germany – especially notable for its female director, Katharina Gerlachin – in 1568. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hardcover. 176 pages. Lined. El…
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With a pattern originally crafted from beechwood and dark brown leather, this stylized cover once contained Jeremiah Schweiglinum’s Handbook of the Lord’s Supper. It was produced at the Berg & Neuber printing house in Nuremberg, Germany – especially notable for its female director, Katharina Gerlachin – in 1568. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. Elastic Band Closure.…
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Our Golden Trefoil design is inspired by a 16th-century French binding that originally housed a printing of the Opera Omnia of Giovanni Pontano. Thought to be created by Claude de Picques, it features a classic trefoil (clover) motif, popularly found in some of the world’s most iconic logos, crests, insignias and flags. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 26mm (1") Hardcover. 240 pages. Sm…
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The original binding reproduced on our Juniper journal cover comes from a 1736 leather scripture book published in Hof, Germany, by Johann Gottlieb Vierling. With a filigreed design that calls to mind golden wheat stalks and corn fields, this design is sure to warm up your creative energy on even the coldest autumn nights. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 24mm (1") Hardcover. 208 pages…
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The original binding reproduced on our Juniper journal cover comes from a 1736 leather scripture book published in Hof, Germany, by Johann Gottlieb Vierling. With a filigreed design that calls to mind golden wheat stalks and corn fields, this design is sure to warm up your creative energy on even the coldest autumn nights. Width: 180mm (7") Height: 230mm (9") Depth: 24mm (1") Hardcover. Unlined. 1…
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Our Kuro cover showcases a reproduction of an original piece of “katagami” art. This particular design is an example of a katagami stencil, crafted from mulberry bark and persimmon juice. The word Kuro means “dark” or “black” in Japanese and it’s the perfect title for this shadowy design. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hardcover. Elastic closure. 176 pages. Lined
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Our Sakura cover showcases a reproduction of an original piece of “katagami” art. This particular piece is an example of a katagami painting, which would have been cut out and turned into a stencil. The word Sakura means “cherry blossoms” in Japanese, a motif that is found in this traditional design. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hardcover. 176 pages. Lined. Elastic band c…
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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables is an iconic piece of Canadian literature and a beacon for children around the world. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Canada’s women writers than to feature on our cover a handwritten page from one of the most beloved children’s novels ever written. Width: 100mm (4") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. Magnetic wrap closure. 176 pages.…
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This captivating image comes from the first edition of Scottish poet and anthropologist Andrew Lang’s The Olive Fairy Book. Compiled in 1907 by Lang and illustrated by Henry Justice Ford, the book was one in a twelve-part series known as Lang’s Fairy Books, with each book named for the colour of its fairy. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hardcover. Elastic band closure. Line…
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This captivating image comes from the first edition of Scottish poet and anthropologist Andrew Lang’s The Violet Fairy Book. Compiled in 1901 by Lang and illustrated by Henry Justice Ford, the book was one in a twelve-part series known as Lang’s Fairy Books, with each book named for the colour of its fairy. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hardcover. Elastic band closure. 176…
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Artistic, religious and cultural traditions unite in this handwoven design. The fabric we have reproduced is an expression of the weaver’s cultural heritage. In Buddhist tradition, the term “mandala” refers to a spiritual symbol representing the universe, specifically when in a geometric pattern as seen here. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. 144 pages. Lined. Elasti…
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Laurel Burch was a self-taught artist and “flower child” who created brilliantly coloured, vibrant and moving themes with paint and paper, all exquisitely embellished with gold and silver. On our Maria and Mares cover, Maria – one of Laurel’s closest friends – is depicted with a pair of mystical horses. Width: 100mm (4") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. 176 pages. Magnetic wra…
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Discover Gary Grayson’s vibrantly detailed gardens in this Moon Garden design. A lifetime artist, Grayson’s affinity for both antique prints and modern graphic design is on display here. Grayson is an artist who defies the limitations of genre. May his boundless creativity so inspire your own expressions of imagination. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 20mm (¾") 144 pages. Lined. Hardco…
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Our ethereal blue Astra cover comes from the 1768 binding of Missale Sacri Ordinis Praedicatorum, printed by Octavio Puccinelli publishers. The sewing was done on recessed cords to give the spines a smooth appearance and so, while the structure of books was uncomplicated, decoration became increasingly elaborate. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 26mm (1") Hardcover. Smyth sewn binding.…
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For the celestially minded and lovers of dark light, we present Nova Stella Nox, inspired by a 1768 Roman book binding. This cover, with its central star shape, exerts an emotional pull like the North Star for nighttime wayfarers. If you are inclined to contemplate the cosmos, look no further than this satin black cover. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 26mm (1") Hardcover. Lined. 240 p…
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Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell’s dystopian piece of science fiction, introduced terms such as “Big Brother” and “thoughtcrime” into our lexicon. Only one handwritten copy of Nineteen Eighty-Four survives, and we are honoured to partner with Brown University to reproduce it on this Embellished Manuscript cover. Width: 100mm (4") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. Unlined. 176 page…
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No one has ever done moody better than the New Romantics of the 1980s, who found ways to gender bend and thwart authority while looking misanthropically fabulous. Inspired by the movement’s reclamation of bygone aesthetics, we have revived our Romantic Sensibility designs in this bold new blue. Hardcover. Smyth sewn binding. 128 pages. Elastic band closure. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") De…
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Laurel Burch was a self-taught artist and “flower child” who created vibrant and moving themes with paint and paper. This Hummingbirds & Flutterbyes cover design, featuring dancing butterflies and flitting hummingbirds, comes from one of Laurel’s favourite themes to paint – Flutterbyes. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hard cover. Magnetic wrap closure. 176 pages. Lined
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The design reproduced on this cover centres around a sensitive plant surrounded by other richly hued flowers, foliage and butterflies. The binding was used for The Sensitive Plant and Early Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley and is a celebration of the creative spirit. Width: 210mm (8¼") Height: 300mm (11¾") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. Unlined. Clasp closure. 128 pages.
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Our Alluvium cover, with its rippling embellishment suggestive of water running over the rocks below, comes from a book originally published in Basel, Switzerland. Basel is famous not just as a cultural centre, but also for its location on the banks of the River Rhine. Like a river, this cover has a long and winding history. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hardcover. 240 pag…
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Our Alluvium cover, with its rippling embellishment suggestive of water running over the rocks below, comes from a book originally published in Basel, Switzerland. Basel is famous not just as a cultural centre, but also for its location on the banks of the River Rhine. Like a river, this cover has a long and winding history. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 30mm (1¼") Hardcover. Lined 2…
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The Safavid Dynasty is often considered to represent the Islamic Golden Age, with its artists and creative methods still celebrated today. This Safavid-style design incorporates the symmetry, pentagonal flap closure and filigree designs that are the hallmarks of this binding tradition. Width: 100mm (4") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. 176 pages. Magnetic wrap closure. Lined.
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The leather boot featured on our Sorceress cover was originally embellished with stitching and beads in a design by José F. García. Crafted in 1994, this statement-making piece is now housed in Elda, Spain’s Museo del Calzado (“Shoe Museum”) and caught our eye in the 2009 Shoe Calendar. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 20mm (¾") Lined. Hardcover. Smyth Sewn Binding. 160 pages.
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Many of the artworks that Laurel Burch created toward the end of her life contained handwritten verses that spoke to her. The American Indian proverb she included with the painting that inspired this journal can be seen on the inside of the front cover. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 22mm (¾") Hardcover. 160 pages. Magnetic wrap closure. Lined.
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Mila Marquis’s ethereal, joyous images are little bliss bombs for the spirit. In the piece recreated for our Spring Rainbow cover, we see her depiction of a young woman dancing on a rainbow in a shower of butterflies and flowers. There is vast delight to be found in even the smallest of these precious and joy-inducing details. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined.…
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Mila Marquis’s ethereal, joyous images are little bliss bombs for the spirit. In the piece recreated for our Summer Butterflies cover, we see her depiction of a lovely young woman dancing with beautiful butterflies. There is vast delight to be found in even the smallest of these precious and joy-inducing details. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. 144 pages. El…
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No one has ever done moody better than the New Romantics of the 1980s, who found ways to gender bend and thwart authority while looking misanthropically fabulous. Inspired by the movement’s reclamation of bygone aesthetics, we have revived our Romantic Sensibility designs in this bold new blue. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. 144 pages. Elastic band closure.…
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No one has ever done moody better than the New Romantics of the 1980s, who found ways to gender bend and thwart authority while looking misanthropically fabulous. Inspired by the movement’s reclamation of bygone aesthetics, we have revived our Romantic Sensibility designs in this bold new blue. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. 176 pages. Elastic band closure…
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The New Romantics of the 1980s found ways to gender bend and thwart authority, and in swishing velvet capes and bold eyeliner they looked misanthropically fabulous doing it. Inspired by the movement’s reclamation of bygone aesthetics, we have revived our Romantic Sensibility designs in this bold new 21st-century green. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. 176 pa…
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This cover is based on the binding for a book titled Chroniques, published by Salel Binder in Paris in 1514. The exuberance of the design reflects the splendour of the Renaissance approach to decoration. In this green-blue journal cover you may see the intricacies of your own stories. Width: 95mm (3¾") Height: 140mm (5½") Depth: 18mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. 240 pages. Clasp closure
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We have captured some of the splendid daybreak palette of ancient Venice with our Aureo design, inspired by a 1600s Italian cover for a book called The Treatise on Colours. Here we embrace the Renaissance value of cultural rebirth by representing an ancient binding with contemporary bookmaking techniques. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. 144 pages. Elastic band clos…
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A Venetian morning is alight with marvels. We have captured some of the splendid daybreak palette of the city with this Verde cover. The design dates back to the early 1600s and was originally crafted from red morocco leather with gold borders, checkers of green, red, blue and brown, lace fillets and marbled endpapers. Width: 130mm (5") Height: 180mm (7") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. 144 Pages. Lin…
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A friendly whale and fish receive vivid homage here in an image rendered in audacious and appealing colours. Featuring the work of Canadian illustrator Tracy Walker, this cover design shows just how profound charm can be. At Paperblanks we proudly celebrate the wealth of talent found in the work of our fellow Canadians. Width: 120mm (4¾") Height: 170mm (6¾") Depth: 20mm (¾") Hardcover. Lined. 144…
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