The 1709 Swiss book binding that inspired our Shimmering Delights series was originally crafted from black leather punctuated by metallic studs. This type of decoration, a technique known as pointillé, was created using hammered brass pins.
It just so happens that while we were developing these new Paperblanks® covers we were also munching on some delicious and fresh macarons – and who wouldn’t be inspired by the delicate colours of those tasty treats? We ended up softening the leather look of the original binding by crafting butter yellow and soft pink versions to highlight the shimmering dotted pattern.
We are absolutely thrilled to share our two new Monet journal covers with you this season. Featuring handwritten pages from a letter penned by French painter Claude Monet to Berthe Morisot, a fellow Impressionist, Monet (Bridge) and Monet (Water Lilies) are highlighted by a backdrop of two of his most famed oil paintings.
Monet (Bridge), Letter to Morisot
Upon moving to the French countryside, Claude Monet became entranced by the reflections his new pond created. Our Monet (Bridge) cover sets his pond-inspired 1895 oil painting Japanese Footbridge, Giverny against a page of his elegant handwriting.
Monet (Water Lilies), Letter to Morisot
Monet surrounded himself with natural beauty in his Giverny garden. Reproducing one of his many Water Lilies paintings, the golden script of his handwritten letter is highlighted against the deep colours of this classic work.
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