We are pleased to announce our newest collection of exquisitely designed and finely crafted writing journals. Introducing: Baroque Ventaglio.
Our cover displays a rose window surrounded by a design of slight eastern influence, and in each corner a filigree fan – the window quartered. This intricate ornamentation is typical or Italian Baroque and is inspired by a French style – à la fanfare -- which gained popularity during the first half of the 17th century.
This richly layered, decadent journal is an ideal place to preserve inspired contemplations.
Available in multiple formats (Ultra, Grande, Mini, Midi) and with either lined or unlined pages.
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Starting today at 12:00 p.m. (PST) Paperblanks will be holding a contest on Twitter for 24-hours. The contest will ask followers to simply name their favourite Paperblanks design. 10 entrants will be chosen at random to win a set of two Paperblanks journals!
Read all the contest rules and guidelines below.
No purchase necessary to win. To enter The Paperblanks 24-Hour Twitter Contest (the “Contest”) you must:
- Follow @paperblanks on Twitter
- Tweet an answer to the question, “What is your favourite Paperblanks design?”
- Include the hashtag #paperblankscontest in the aforementioned Tweet
Each Tweet counts as one registration. A person can register once. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on January 25, 2011 and ends at 12:00 a.m. PST on January 26, 2011 (the “Contest Period”). In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entrant will be the registered owner of the Twitter account. Entries will not be acknowledged.
The Contest is open to anyone who is at least eighteen (18) years of age. The Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulations.
Employees of Hartley & Marks Publishers, Inc. (the “Sponsor”) and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates and suppliers, and the families and persons living in the same household as such employees, are not eligible to participate.
Ten (10) winners will be selected at random. Limit of one prize per person. Each winner will receive one (1) of the following: a set of two Paperblanks journals – one each in the Ultra and Mini formats (the “Prize”). Approximate retail value $35 per winner.
The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to replace the Prize with another of a comparable value or with the Prize value in money if it is not possible to award it to the Winner as described in the following section.
Winner Selection & Notification
At the end of the Contest Period ten (10) entrants (the “Winners”) will be randomly selected by the Sponsor from the eligible pool of entries. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries (Tweets) received.
The Winners will be notified by tweet and direct message soon after or about one (1) day after the Contest Period ends. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.
Release of Liability
By participating, you release the Sponsor and their subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, and all other associated with the development and execution of this Contest, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize, and you agree that these entities are in no matter responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the Contest and/or the awarding of any prize. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the preceding release is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or void for any reason, entrant agrees that, by entering the Contest, (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
Entrant agrees to hold harmless the Sponsor, its officers, directors, employees, divisions, affiliates and subsidiaries, from any claim by any third party. By participating in the Contest, entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and all decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) late, misdirected, garbled or illegible entries/registrations; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry/registration materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) suspend, modify or terminate the Contest if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity of the Contest. If Contest is terminated before the end date, Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any unauthorized entries, including, without limitation, multiple entries from the same person. Entering the Contest constitutes permission to use the name, voice, photo, and likeness of the winner for advertising and publicity purposes, without further compensation.
We’re pleased to announce the launch of an Australian and New Zealand version of the Paperblanks website. These sites now stand alongside previously-launched sites for the U.K., Germany, Japan, France, Spain, Italy and Luxembourg.
All of these sites include a comprehensive catalogue of all of our journals, address books, guest books, and dayplanners, regular news and updates, a store locator, and other valuable resources and content for retailers and consumers.
Paperblanks will be attending Paperworld 2011 this year from January 29th to February 1st. The fair, held in Frankfurt, Germany every year, is the leading international trade fair for paper, office supplies and stationary. Paperblanks will be among the 2,000 exhibitors from all over the world who will be showcasing the newest products and innovations related to paper and stationary supplies.
Interested parties can find us in Hall 6.1 at Stand C78, where we’ll be showing off our new collections and the new 18-month Dayplanners.
For more information about Paperworld, go to their website here.
Adding to what we started with the Summer 2010 launch of the Paperblanks Facebook page, our intention is to create an inclusive community based around a love for design, literature, world art, culture, and, above all, the Paperblanks® Journals! As well, the Twitter page will serve as a great source for Paperblanks® news and updates, exclusive content, special offers and the chance to ask us questions and provide us feedback!
Our new Spring 2011 catalogue is out and we’re pleased to announce the addition of four new collections:
Where better to pen a magnum opus than inside this magnificent example of Roman a ventaglio (fan) binding? Our reproduction of gilt-work melting over red Moroccan leather shrouds unadorned pages that make space for chronicling events of the day or recording elaborate fictions.
Our cover displays at its centre a rose window surrounded by a design of slight Eastern influence and in each corner a filigree fan – the window quartered. An intricate ornamentation typical of Italian Baroque, the geometrically compartmentalized design finds its inspiration in the French style à la fanfare, which gained popularity during the first half of the seventeenth century. Characterized by a celebration of ornate detail, Baroque decoration draws interest to deep symbolism couched in opulence.
This richly layered, decadent journal is an ideal place to preserve inspired contemplations.
What style could be more à propos to grace the covers of these journals than the lavish designs of France in the 1920s and ‘30s? Bridging the gap between fine art and everyday objects, the Art Deco movement left behind the manifestos and politically charged notions of its early 20th century counterparts in favor of a purely decorative luxury.
The first of our two covers reproduces a fine French binding, crafted in 1932 by of Christian Pitois, of the opera Contes d’Hoffmann, the story of a protagonist being wooed by that subtle and irresistible muse, poetry. Our second cover features Paul Gruel’s binding of the 1927 volume Les ballades françaises in a sumptuous abstract interpretation, combining the clean lines and strong curves of the Art Deco style.
The original cover creations employed ornate materials (leather decorated in gold and mosaic patterns) to create a deluxe objet d’art. Our reproductions of these bindings are the perfect tomes to contain the extravagant musings of anyone captivated by the literary and decorative arts.
The splendor of polychromatic patterns
Our Parisian Mosaic Collection was inspired by an eighteenth-century leather mosaic binding executed in Paris by master binder Nicolas-Denis Derome. Descended from a renowned family of bookbinders, his works were much sought after as they showed a unique flair for lightness and vivacity of design.
This gold-tooled and polychromatic cover recalls a mediæval motif called au semé, which consists of small decorative patterns arranged in symmetrical lines or columns resembling a sown field. The adoption of this ancient heraldic motif combined with fresh colours and new materials brought mosaic binding into a new era of artistry.
In a cultural landscape obsessed with optical wizardry, we celebrate the simple beauty of the hologram. Scattered light and pattern create hypnotic effects against the black background of these books. Die cuts based on old Japanese lampshades against a foil backing lend a hint of sparkle to the proceedings.
Gold, violet, rose and blue rest against hints of dawn, shimmers on water, checkerboard and pointillism, starburst and evening blooms. These journals prove that eye-catching and scintillating are the wild sisters of elegance.
If you need something flashy and functional to carry when you head out for a night on the town bring along our journal as the perfect sparkling accessory.
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