As part of our Our Craftsmanship Standards series we recently wrote about the quality book-binding of Paperblanks® journals in a post titled "Old & New World Binding" - and now we have a video to supplement it. The video outlines Paperblanks' approach to book-binding and particularly focuses on how that approach contributes to the books' sturdiness and its ability to effortlessly lay flat.
Paperblanks is pleased to announce the Paperblanks in the Picture contest, which will ask entrants to submit a photograph themed around a Paperblanks design for a chance to win a travel voucher valued at €500/$700, plus other prizes! Enter on our Facebook page here!
What We're Looking For
This contest plays off the idea that the many designs of our books evoke different cultures, places and eras from throughout the world and history. The submitted photos should be inspired by a specific Paperblanks design, all of which can be viewed at http://www.paperblanks.com/product.
You could re-invent Leanardo Da Vinci’s study or the printing workshop of William Morris. You could place our Japanese Lacquer Boxes in the center of a Japanese tea ceremony or you can find inspiration in your own backyard: your garden, a local flower shop or a favorite people-watching spot!
The submitted photos can be any of the following:
- A photo of a setting with the specific journal in the image (Entries with a Paperblanks journal photoshopped into the image are acceptable as well)
- A photo of a setting without the journal in the image. The image, however, must clearly be inspired by a specific Paperblanks design. (And the submission must include the title of the specific journal in the photo’s description)
- A creative photo collage or graphic photography submission.
Example Entry #1: Photo with the book. Paperblanks' Intricate Inlay collection.
Example Entry #2: Photo without a book. Inspired by Paperblanks' Little Ganesh collection
Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity and visual appeal!
- The grand prize winner will receive a travel voucher valued at €500/$700
- 5 follow-up winners will receive Paperblanks prize packages with a value of approximately €75/$100 each
In addition: The first 20 entries that receive more than 50 "votes" will receive 2 Paperblanks journals at a combined value of approximately €20/$25
...And, for photos that include the book in the setting and meet a certain standard (design, creativity, 300 DPI or higher, etc.), we may purchase the rights to use it in future Paperblanks promotions!
- Enter by 9:00 AM Eastern time, Jul 12 in the Photo Contest tab at http://www.facebook.com/paperblanks
- Voting starts immediately and ends 9:00 AM, Jul 12
- Winners announced on Thursday, Jul 14!