People of Paperblanks

Interviews with artists, authors and real-life journallers.

"I love that our journals take inspiration from all eras and all parts of the world, so no matter where someone is from they can find one that will appeal to them."
British writer Kazuo Ishiguro was recently awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature due to his ability to uncover the "abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection to the world" through his "novels of great emotional force." The 2017 prize,...
“Childhood is a time of great discovery. It is a time when every morning brings new knowledge about the world and you can’t wait to get up and explore. Most of the people I grew up with were of...
For our "X Questions With" series, we're speaking with talented individuals from around the world who have inspired us with their creativity and passion. If you have a story to tell or someone you'd like to see profiled, let...
Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside people’s journals to celebrate their imagination and inspire others. This week we are happy to welcome writer and artist Imelda Wei Ding Lo (a.k.a. Fortunus Games), a multi-disciplinary writer, artist, podcaster and game developer...
"What I believe makes Paperblanks unrivalled is our cover designs; you won’t find them anywhere else."
Playful woodland creatures, colourful blooms and fruits, lush plants and friendly characters with rosy cheeks are some of the whimsical subjects found in Sam Pernoski's work. It is, as she describes it, happy art. Her folksy-style illustrations have been...
Based in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Natoya is not only a talented artist exploring race and identity through her work, but also an advocate for Black women’s mental health and the owner of Studio Natoyaista, an eclectic vintage...
We all contribute something. It can be the gift of making people happy or the ability to be a good listener, just as it can be a special talent to draw, to write or to sing.
Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside people’s journals to celebrate their imagination and inspire others. This week we are thrilled to welcome Sonya Kinsey, an artist and teacher from Germany who loves anthropology, history, linguistics and travelling, and –...