Record your dreams, make grand plans, and find your true self in this elegant journal.
- With a look and feel inspired by a gold-tooled bookbinding from 17th-century France, this hardcover journal/diary provides plenty of lightly-lined pages for personal reflection, sketching, making lists, or jotting down quotations or poems.
- The sophisticated design features iridescent highlights, raised embossing, gilded-gold page edging.
- Black ribbon bookmark.
- 160 lightly-lined writing pages.
- Creamy-smooth acid-free archival paper takes pen or pencil beautifully.
- 6-1/4'' wide x 8-1/4'' high.
- Excellent value.
Peter Pauper Press’s Bookbound Journals reproduce classic and beautiful covers created by history’s master bookbinders. The Obsidian Journal’s cover is modeled after a French binding from the 17th century, when technical and artistic innovations made France a center of book arts in Europe. The cover’s combination of bold geometry and exquisite botanically-inspired motifs exemplifies the refined style of 17th-century France. Its gold-tooled decoration consists of tiny dots instead of solid lines, a style called pointillé that was used to create delicate effects. The modern journal re-creates this effect with finely textured embossing on iridescent paper.
Peter Pauper Press headquarters, circa 1948.
In 1928, at the age of twenty-two, Peter Beilenson began printing books on a small press in the basement of his parents’ home in Larchmont, New York. Peter and later, his wife, Edna sought to create fine books that sold at prices even a pauper could afford.
Today, still family owned and operated, Peter Pauper Press continues to honor our founders’ legacy and our customers’ expectations of beauty, quality, and value.