We're pleased to announce the new additions to the Paperblanks catalogue for Fall 2012. This catalogue includes two new collections -- Nocturnelle, with designs that reproduce the 1892 French book cover “The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore,” and Ori, with covers inspired by the works of Japanese artist Yuko Nishimura -- as well as a new Laurel Burch series and new additions to existing collections French Ornate and Laurel Burch Playful Creations.
All of these new additions will be available at Paperblanks’ retailers worldwide starting in September. These books are perfect for school-returning instructors, students and those who appreciate elegant, high-quality writing and organization materials.
Read on for images and longer descriptions of the new collections and titles!
New Collection: Nocturnelle
Our reproduction of an antique French binding is based on a cover designed in 1829 by publishers A. & W. Galignani for “The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore.” The cover suggests the fine Moroccan leather that was revered by discerning bibliophiles, and the decorations mirror architectural trends of the time such as rosettes, spirals and stylized leaves.
The exquisite Ori collection features the work of Artist Yuko Nishimura and celebrates the ties between art, culture and everyday life in Japan. From the simple fold, we are reminded of the unending story of human ingenuity. Artist Yuko uses folded curves and straight lines suggesting formal structure and creative impulse. While minimal, each of the four Ori designs - Arroyo, Cadence, Ripple and Dune - are breathtakingly sophisticated.
To find out more about this collection consult the Ori products page here.
A new series has been added to our popular Laurel Burch collection comprised of two designs available in two different formats: Ocean Song and Hummingbird.
To find out more about this collection go to the Whimsical Creations products page here.French Ornate collection - Bleu, Vert, and Violet - have been updated and are now available in newer formats.
To find out more visit the French Ornate products page here!
Our Flutterbyes design, previously only available in the Micro format, is now available in our Midi and Mini formats. Flutterbyes is one of four designs in this series, which includes Sweet Friend, Peace, and Nodding Blooms.
To find out more visit the Laurel Burch Playful Creations products page here.
Nocturnelle in two formats
Ocean Song; part of the Laurel Burch Whimsical Creations series
Updated design for Bleu; part of the French Ornate collection
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About Paperblanks®: We have been producing superb writing journals for twenty years. We are book people, and we believe that the written word matters and that our blank books have a critical role to play in the art and continued practice of writing itself. For more about Paperblanks®, go to our website at paperblanks.com.
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