Today is the first day of Spring -- so what better time to trot out a flower-themed Paperblanks® collection? Our Rose Garden collection of blank notebooks is the newest collection to be added to the Paperblanks® catalogue. It is comprised of two designs--"Glowing Rose" and "Wild Rose"--and is available in two formats, Midi and Mini.
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Covers That Celebrate Persian Life and Culture
Ah, the rose. The flower most storied and maligned. Our rose garden covers are inspired by miniature lacquer paintings that adorned fine books in 16th-century Persia. The originals were celebrations of the luxury and refinement of Persian life and culture.
Our revival of these ancient covers depicts roses primed on a gold base, surrounded by smaller flowers such as might have been found in the botanical gardens of the Persian court. In a more regal presentation such as “Glowing Rose,” the rose takes her rightful place as the focal point. She is surrounded by her ladies-in-waiting: poppies, carnations, dogwood and tulips, and her nobility and pride draw the eye. In contrast, “Wild Rose” is a modest and stylised depiction of her beauty, subtly enhanced by the play of light and shadow.
To find out more about this collection, go to our Rose Garden Collection products page.
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Michelangelo, one of the masters of the Italian Renaissance, was born on this day in 1475, and he's also the subject of one of our newest titles. Added to Paperblanks®' Spring 2012 catalogue is "Michelangelo, Handwriting", a writing journal design that reproduces in fine detail a letter handwritten by Michelangelo. This letter demonstrates with every stroke of the pen the refinement and passion of one of the greatest artists humanity has produced.
This design is available in two formats: Ultra and Mini. To find out more about these books, and similar blank books that reproduce the work of some of the greatest writers, thinkers and artists of all time, go to our Embellished Manuscripts products page here.
About Michelangelo: A Genius as Severe as it was Fertile
Michelangelo Buonarroti’s (1475–1564) adolescent mind was an incessant battlefield. The opposing forces of religious faith and pagan beauty warred across his consciousness. They also helped spur him to create a pantheon of artistic masterpieces. Considered one of the masters of the Italian Renaissance, over the course of his lifetime he produced the finest frescos and many of the most revered sculptures in the world. Michelangelo possessed a genius as severe and uncompromising as it was fertile.
Michelangelo was renowned for his fierce solitude, yet was one of the great chroniclers of the human form. His anatomical studies are haunting in their expressiveness and precision, while his tombs, such as those designed for Julius II and the Medicis, inspire wordless awe and perhaps even dread.
About Paperblanks®’ Embellished Manuscripts Collection
To inspire the writer, these unique writing journals portray the work of some of the greatest writers, thinkers and artists of all time. These reproductions of excerpts from original manuscripts, letters, scores and drawings provide a glimpse into the creative process of figures such as William Shakespeare, Sigmund Freud and Vincent van Gogh.
To see the full range of artists and reproduced manuscripts go here.
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