Rococo-style artwork is often dismissed as being florid and without substance. However, we’d like to revive this 18th-century style and celebrate it for offering, quite simply, decorativeness as its own reward. The Rococo style offered a rebellion against the strict artistic rules of the Baroque period. Light and playful where Baroque was often heavy and dark, Rococo has inspired these two contemporary cover designs. With layered arabesques and curlicues, our modern interpretations of these classic Rococo elements conjure up a fanciful party atmosphere.
Our 2016 12-Month Dayplanners are available now, proving it’s never too early to start planning for the year ahead! With a cover selection curated from our bestselling designs and four unique interior layouts to choose from, these planners are the perfect companion to help you begin the new year organised and in style.
Along with some returning favourites, we are excited to announce that this year we will be offering our Day-At-A-Time interior in Ultra format and bringing back the pocket-sized Micro style. We also have six exciting new cover additions to our Dayplanner collection, designs that have never been offered in this format before.
Introducing our new cover design options for 2016:
• Equinoxe Carmine
• Albert Einstein, Special Theory of Relativity
• Aloha Laulima
• Vintage Vogue Cabaret, Cabaret
• Silver Filigree Aubergine
• Via Romana Fortuna
Jane Austen’s last completed work, Persuasion (1818), is her only novel to feature a heroine past her first youth, and it is certainly the author’s most biting and ironic work. Our cover is a reproduction of one of the rare surviving handwritten manuscript pages from the story’s eleventh chapter.
Austen is perhaps the best-loved of all female English novelists. Her novels, published anonymously, did not bring her fame during her lifetime, but after her untimely death at age forty-one, her romantic and satirical examinations of the domestic issues of her day became cultural landmarks. These works continue to resonate powerfully with audiences in each new generation.
In Persuasion, Austen gives us a satisfying love story while also turning a critical gaze on the kinds of persuasion enforced on young women. At the same time the novel is also a celebration of the Royal Navy and the self-made man. In this way, the novel runs parallel to many of Austen’s earlier works, as the need to endure in the face of adversity is a common thread among many of her stories.