When you’re at College of Wizardry, you want to keep some of your spells and secrets locked up so no one can find them. This Paperblanks journal, by Hartley and Marks Group with its lock, is perfect to keep these hidden from prying eyes.
This Paperblanks Silver Filigree Aubergine journal cover was originally designed in Germany in the early 1800s. To achieve the gilded motif, a base layer of silver sheets was first die cut, and elaborate grooves were then etched into its surface. Our silver and deep purple notebook celebrates the technique of filigree, an art form that is a testament to the human drive to ornament.
As soon as I saw this journal I knew it was the right one for taking to college. I’ve picked out a few of my favourites from the Paperblanks website, which would also be great for keeping your spells hidden away in .
One of the most influential characters in literary history, Sherlock Holmes set the standard for the detective genre. Our Paperblanks Embellished Manuscripts Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes journal cover reproduces a page from the short story “The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter,” originally published in Strand Magazine in 1904.
Paperblanks Nocturnelle journal, a reproduction of an antique French binding, is based on a cover designed in 1829 by publishers A. & W. Galignani for The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore. This notebook cover suggests the fine Moroccan leather, structural sturdiness, careful finishing and ridged spine preferred for bindings of that era.
On this, the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we celebrate one of the greatest writers of all time with our first Paperblanks Special Edition journal. Originally presented as part of our Embellished Manuscripts Collection, we are honoured to bring this remarkable fragment of Shakespeare’s handwriting back to the Paperblanks catalogue.
I look forward to filling my journal with all of the secrets College of Wizardry brings.
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**I was provided a journal in exchange for this post, but as always all opinions are my own**