Our Dumas 150th Anniversary design celebrates the great lion of French literature, Alexandre Dumas. The front cover features a handwritten draft of The Count of Monte Cristo and the back cover shows an illustration of the prison where the Count was jailed. Today, Dumas remains among the world’s most widely read authors.
Charlie Chaplin was an English actor, filmmaker and composer famed for his iconic character “The Tramp.” This journal celebrates Charlie Chaplin, commemorating both the 100th anniversary of The Kid, his first feature-length film, and the cultural impact of The Great Dictator, by reproducing the final speech.
We have gone back to our publishing roots with this Riviera cover, celebrating what it is about Renaissance-style gold tooled bindings that we have always found so captivating: the rich hues of the dyed leather. The timeless beauty of an antique leather binding is brought into the present on the cover of this vibrant blue book.
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.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language. His best-known novel, Don Quixote, is a classic of Western literature. We are honoured to be able to share a handwritten letter he wrote to the Spanish king requesting permission to publish his great work as this cover design.
Jack Kerouac stands out as the voice of the Beat Generation. His 1957 novel On the Road, setting his real-life travels against a backdrop of jazz and poetry, was formed in a series of notebooks he kept. Our Jack Kerouac cover features one of his diary entries alongside an illustration by Dominic Ferrari.
Discover the legends of the constellations! This design highlights the craftsmanship involved in creating illuminated books such as De sideribus tractatus, a 15th-century manuscript copy of De astronomia. Though the 1st-century BC original is long lost, it has been kept alive by the scribes and miniaturists who reproduced it.
Inspired by the New Romantics’ reclamation of bygone aesthetics, we have revived our Romantic Sensibility designs in bold new colours for the 21st century. This deep black journal celebrates the drama that made the New Romantic movement some of the most ironic good times popular culture has ever had.
This design reproduces the cover of The Sensitive Plant and Early Poems, a collection of poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Written in the wake of his child’s death, Shelley’s title poem describes a flower garden going through seasonal changes.
During the Dutch Golden Age, the best cartographers succeeded in creating maps equally able to serve a useful function and please art lovers. Along the same lines, we at Paperblanks have always endeavoured to create products that are as useful as they are beautiful.