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5 Artists That Inspire Us – Erin O’Keefe

Bookblock Product Designer Fran shares what inspires her about photographer and architect Erin O’Keefe. I love to explore collage and material in my work and the way I look at images is usually in a 3D, layered way; manipulating flat surfaces or print into other materials. Erin O’Keefe’s work is really the go to for all things lush, tactile and intriguing. Her simplicity and engagement in surface creates playful imagery which tests the viewer’s perception.   It’s so easy nowadays to view artists work through Instagram and sometimes that can feel a little diluted or the wrong place to engage...
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Bookblock visit Calverts

Calverts is a communications design, print and production house in east London. They’re an environmentally and politically conscious printing co-operative formed in the 1970s, and...
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3 Chocolate Packaging Designs We Love

We feel this particular post encapsulates a combination of two of our favourite things at Bookblock; design and food. Chocolate, specifically. We love seeing other...
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3 Book Cover Designs We Love

Whether we like to admit it or not, the cover of a book can strongly determine our decision to either pick it up and read...
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Colours May Vary

Leeds first design-focused magazine and book shop Colours May Vary, is a gorgeous independent design shop stocking an impressive range of unique art and design products...

4 shops we stock in

Since our launch in November, Editions has been making its way into some really special independent shops and we’re thrilled to be working with some...
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Fun at the London Illustration Fair

We just finished an exhausting but fun weekend at the London Illustration Fair. With some of countries best Illustrators and designers exhibiting at the fair,...
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Bookblock meet Alec Doherty

How did you start? I studied graphic arts at Leds and then decided that I liked drawing pictures. I moved from Leeds to Liverpool, and...

The London Illustration Fair 2016

The London Illustration Fair is an annual, artist-led illustration, print and graphic design fair, bringing artists and buyers together in a unique environment. The fair offers...
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An Extraordinary day with Supermundane

Our rainy Autumn morning was instantly brightened after a visit to South London based artist Rob Lowe’s studio, hidden along the cobbled streets of creative...
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The Best Shops in Copenhagen

If Tokyo is considered the mecca of shopping, then Copenhagen is the Bethlehem. Famed for its beautiful ceramics and scandinavian furniture, the city has an...
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Berlin Stationary Shop – R.S.V.P.

Founded in Berlin Mitte in 2001, R.V.S.P. is a beautiful online and in store stationary shop selling a wide range of wrapping papers, cards, notebooks and...

Komo – Croatian Design Store

Tucked around the corner from an old Roman Amphitheatre in Pula, Croatia,  is a little design store named ‘Komo’, showcasing a beautiful collection of  design...
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The Turner Prize 2016

The Turner Prize returns to Tate Britain with an exhibition of work by the four shortlisted artists opening on 27 September. The four shortlisted artists...

Fernando Leon Notebooks

It was a pleasure to collaborate with recently graduated Illustrator Fernando Leon to produce a set of custom notebooks, showcasing his bright and colourful style. Leon...

Reece Wykes Illustrations

We had the pleasure of working with Kingston Graduate Reece Wykes to help him create some customised notebooks, showing off his lively illustrative style. His...

Kristen Boydstun and The Sea

We were lucky enough to collaborate with Munich based American Illustrator Kristen Boydstun. Kristen studied a masters degree in physics at Caltech, a place where she believes  many...
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Peckham Festival

Peckham is building a reputation for its emerging creative culture and abundance of artists in the area. The Southwark Council and The Acorn Group have...
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Rye Books Shop

Tucked away along a quiet residential street in East Dulwich is a beautiful small Independent book shop called Rye Books. The shop sells a stunning...
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Rob Hodgson’s Energetic Illustrations

We worked in collaboration with Bristol Based illustrator and designer Rob Hodgson to create some custom designed Bookblock Original notebooks. In a bold, vibrant and textured...
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Childrens Illustrator Lorna Scobie

It was an absolute please to collaborate with London based Illustrator Lorna Scobie to make her a custom Bookblock Original notebook featuring a lively underwater themed composition....
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Inspiring Places – Monologue

Last week we stumbled across the beautiful, contemporary concept store ‘Monologue’ on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, founded by interior designer Pavel Klimczak. He set the...

Meet the Maker – Peter Judson

Bookblock Editions recently collaborated with London based Designer and Illustrator Peter Judson and we can’t get enough of his striking, graphical designs on our notebooks. Graduating from...
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Meet the Maker – Martina Paukova

We recently collaborated with London based, Slovakian Illustrator Martina Puakova to make her a set of custom notebooks, glorifying her vibrant and fun style which...
Post Design Festival Bookblock Journals
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POST Design Festival – Copenhagen

POST, Copenhagen’s newest design festival, running from 17­-20 August, offers talks, debates, social events and creative workshops. With tickets already selling for one workshop, a...
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Alex DeSpain Notebooks

We recently made a series of custom journals for Alex DeSpain and are in love with the downright hypnotic and dazzling patterns of the Oregon-based...
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Jamie Kirk – Washed Out colouring zine

One of our favourite illustrators, and someone we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with, recently produced a fantastic colouring zine – Washed Out – to...
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Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibition

Tate Modern presents the largest retrospective of modernist painter Georgia O’Keeffe ever to be shown outside of America. Marking a century since O’Keeffe’s debut in...
Journal Notebook Stationary Shop Loft
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Loft Stationery Shop

As much as we like to celebrate independent, artisan shops, its hard not to be seduced by the fantastic selection of stationery offered in the...

Interview with Lawrence Slater

We met Lawrence Slater in the studio and house he shares with two other illustrators, his brother Thomas Slater and Kyle Platt. He graduated from...
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Rollbahn Notebook Review

Despite its German name, Rollbahn is rather surprisingly a notebook born in Japan. Made by Japanese stationary company Delfonics, Rollbahns has inspired a cult following...

Interview with Rob Flowers

Rob Flowers is hoping that one day his enviable toy collection will be stored in a Pitt-Rivers-style museum. Walking into his studio is amazing, if...

Our picks from Pick Me Up

Jack Sachs is one of this year’s Pick Me Up Selects artists, and his beautiful 3D illustrations of the inside of the human body make...
Custom Notebook Shorditch
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Secret 7 at Sonos Studio

Want to get your hands on one-off pieces by some of the most gifted artists, illustrators, designers and photographers around for only £50? Get yourself...
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Interview with Alice Lickens

How did you get started in children’s books? I’ve always been really interested in picture books, because of the weight of images compared to text....
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Interview with Frann Preston-Gannon

Why children’s books are important? I think when it comes to difficult topics, like sex or war, children’s books are often the first port of...
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Book Block Nearly Ready To Go

Book Block Original had a great introduction to the world with a successful Kickstarter campaign, since then we have been working tirelessly to develop our...