Morocco leather is a pliable material that has been valued in luxury book bindings since the late 16th century. Its strength provided a rich backdrop for showcasing embellishments, and it is this classic leather and gilt combination that has inspired us to create this cover.
Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907), reproduced here, is an example of the Viennese “Jugendstil” style. With the subject’s face emerging from the background like a dream, the portrait is hauntingly beautiful. Seized by the Nazis in the 1940s, the painting was recovered and is now on display in New York.
Als Vorlage für dieses Motiv diente der Einband der Gedichtsammlung The Sensitive Plant and Early Poems von Percy Bysshe Shelley. Das Titelgedicht verfasste Shelley nach dem Tod seines Kindes; darin beschreibt er einen Blumengarten im Wandel der Jahreszeiten.
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.
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.
Morocco leather is a pliable material that has been valued in luxury book bindings since the late 16th century, and such finely wrought Renaissance-style designs have inspired our Black Moroccan Bold cover.
Paperblanks Safavid softcover notebook portrays a filigree pattern incorporating handtooled motifs. Symmetry is the hallmark of this Flexi journal design, which features elaborately detailed medallions originally crafted from gilded leather.
The binding of the Lindau Gospels was designed in the late 8th century to inspire awe when the book was carried in processions or displayed on an altar. This sense of majesty extended even to the back cover, the jewelled design of which is reproduced on our Lindau journal cover.
Our Aurelia design is fit for a king. Its inspiration dates back to Paris in the mid-18th century and the original binding housed copies of King Louis XV’s procedures for Holy Week. This book design is a marvellous riot of gold-tooled rococo elements, featuring birds, flowers and leaves.
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.
Ancient spiritual practices meet modern digital art in this kaleidoscopic cover featuring the work of Android Jones. Dharma Dragon asks the viewer to focus on the potential for awakening, the power of the ancient third eye and the early reverberations of the time that lies before us.
Capturing the flavour of Renaissance-style bound books, our Ochre cover pays homage to the craft of delicate gold tooling. For this Old Leather design, we have incorporated a gold-on-gold design, inspired by the background colour of our Rembrandt’s 350th Anniversary journal.
The 1688 edition of L’office de la Semaine Sainte, a Latin liturgical book, was protected by a gold-plated leather binding. Reproduced on our Azure cover with a vibrant blue background, the antique design features an elaborate gilt-edged tendril motif.
Our Maiden Voyage journal showcases the layered style of American artist James C. Christensen (1942–2017). It beckons you to embark upon a journey into pure possibility with a swaddled astronaut, a tea-sipping dragon and other fantastical attendants. The longer and closer you look, the more out-of-this-world details emerge.
Taking their cues from previous artistic movements, the New Romantics of the 1980s brought their hairstyles and attitudes to new prominence. This journal celebrates the drama that made the New Romantic movement some of the most ironic good times popular culture has ever had.
Evocative of an age when the heavens were alive with more than satellites, this cover design is a romantic’s delight. Frederik de Wit’s spectacular map of the heavens was published in the late 17th century and depicts the hemispheres with representations of the constellations and signs of the Zodiac.
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, physicist, futurist and engineer. Our cover features a sketch of his turbine research, reproducing a document held in Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Museum. Today, his legacy endures with Tesla, Inc., which specializes in electric vehicles, solar panels and lithium-ion batteries.
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.
This design comes from an 1893 binding housing Voltaire’s Zadig, or The Book of Fate. First published in 1747, it tells the story of Zadig, an ancient Babylonian philosopher. The book is a philosophical treatise that provides thematic inspiration for the modern detective story, including for Edgar Allan Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin.
Atop the lionfish rides the regal queen of the sea in this artwork by artist James C. Christensen (1942–2017). This design shows why Christensen’s art, inspired by myth, legend and fantasy, so dazzled his legions of fans. He was renowned not just for his pure imagination, but also for his embrace of curiosity and bravery.
We have gone back to our publishing roots with our collection of Old Leather Classics, 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 deep blue book.