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October 11th, 2019

Clairefontaine Rhodia Acquires Stillman & Birn

Sillman & Birn’s management team announces the acquisition of our company by Clairefontaine Rhodia. We are pleased that our unique mixed media sketchbook system will be nurtured in the future by this renowned and highly respected French paper company. Our connection to the Clairfontaine organization is not new: Stillman & Birn’s paper has always been […]

August 31st, 2019

Stillman & Birn Hardcover Sketchbooks

Stillman & Birn Hardcover sketchbooks are classic in design and extraordinarily robust in their construction. They have tough, extra heavyweight covers on the outside and our renowned mixed media art papers on the inside. Choose from any of our original six paper series (Alpha through Zeta) with for a sketchbook that will not only last […]

June 27th, 2019

Giveaway Winners Announced

We’re pleased to announce that the following are the winners of our Square Sketchbook Giveaway contest:

Patricia Barbero Annelein Beukenkamp Bonnie Fogg Ana Gonzalez Shirley Lewis Alejandro Morales Anjali Mittal Raffaela Mori Andre Slu Alida Wings

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all for participating. Please look for our next giveaway coming soon.

June 22nd, 2019

Giveaway Winners Announced

We’re pleased to announce that the following are the winners of our Square Sketchbook Giveaway contest:

Patricia Barbero Annelein Beukenkamp Bonnie Fogg Ana Gonzalez Shirley Lewis Alejandro Morales Anjali Mittal Raffaela Mori Andre Slu Alida Wings

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all for participating. Please look for our next giveaway coming soon.

June 13th, 2019

Square Sketchbook Giveaway

We’re giving away ten of our new 7½” x 7½” softcover sketchbooks. Winners can choose one sketchbook from the following series in which this new size is offered: • Alpha Series • Beta Series • Zeta Series • Nova Trio (toned paper – mixed sheets)

TO ENTER CONTEST: Simply email us with your name to: […]

May 21st, 2019

Stillman & Birn Arrive en France

We are very pleased to announce that Stillman & Birn has finally arrived in France thanks to our new partners at Aqaurelle et Pinceaux ( www.aquarelleetpinceaux.com ).

Thank you M. and Mme. Laisné and the rest of the Aquarelle et Pinceaux team!

April 25th, 2019

Coming Soon: Square Softcover Sketchbooks

Stillman & Birn sketchbooks will soon be available in a square shape: 7½” x 7½” (19 x 19 cm.) These new sketchbooks will be made in four varieties: Alpha Series – Item 101750S Beta Series – Item 301750S Zeta Series – Item 901750S Nova Trio – Item 399750S

Square-shaped drawing surfaces have a completely balanced […]

April 19th, 2019

Coming Soon

The reveal: 4/24/19 – 8:00 P.M. EST In the meantime, guesses welcome

 

January 1st, 2019

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year

The management team at Stillman & Birn wish you a happy and healthy 2019. _____________________________________________

“A view of the Fireworks and Illuminations at his Grace the Duke of Richmonds’s at Whitehall and on the River Thames” (1749) Hand-colored etching Beard Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum

This etching illustrates the royal fireworks on the Thames in […]

December 7th, 2018

Holiday Giveaway

We’re giving away ten Stillman & Birn sketchbook sets. The set consists of a 5½ x 8½ portrait and a 3½ x 5½ landscape sketchbook. The sketchbooks are our popular softcover bindings, which are lightweight, robust and open remarkably flat. Winners can choose one of six paper options from our core series, Alpha through Zeta.

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November 18th, 2018

Introducing Nova Trio

Nova Trio is a wirebound sampler sketchbook that has mixed sheets of the three Nova Series shades, beige, grey and black. This product allows artists to compare the same drawing on different shades of paper and to experiment with the three Nova shades before investing in a sketchbook of a single shade.

Nova Series toned […]

August 2nd, 2018

Homemade Accordion Binding from Sample Pack

Artist: Suhita Shirodkar, United States Artist Statement (abbreviated): Throwback to a month ago at the MacPherson’s Dealer Workshop in Las Vegas. I had a blast at Stillman & Birn’s booth, taking sample packs of their paper, turning them into accordion fold booklets (by taping them together, yes pretty grunge-style) and then playing on the paper […]

July 10th, 2018

Looking for Artwork on Nova/Black

We’re looking for artwork done on Nova Series Black toned paper. The selected piece will be featured on an exciting project and we will of course be providing compensation if your image is chosen.

The artwork we are seeking should have some color in it (not just white) and should be vivid and interesting. Also […]

April 21st, 2018

Stillman & Birn Arrives in Denmark

We’re delighted to begin a new partnership with Stelling Art Supplies, our exclusive distributor in Denmark. Special thanks to our friend, Copenhagen illustrator Tomas Björnsson, who has been our advocate in Denmark. Mange tak, Tomas!

Stelling Kunstnerartikler Amagertorv 9, 1.sal, 1160 København, Denmark +45 33 33 05 20

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December 31st, 2017

Happy New Year

We wish you a happy, healthy and peaceful new year.

Shown here: “Fireworks over Kyoto” (1948) Artist: Kōichi Okumura, Japan Woodblock Print

December 17th, 2017

Holiday Giveaway Winners Announced

These are the ten winners of our annual holiday giveaway. Each will receive a Nova Series sketchbook (5½ x 8½) in the shade of their choice and a set of Caran d’Ache gouache.

Winners were chosen by random drawing. Sequential numbers were assigned to each participant upon entry. After the contest closed we used a […]

December 15th, 2017

Nova Series Review

Artist Jennifer McLean, author of “Just Add Water Silly”, the popular blog about watercolor and mixed media, recently posted this review of our Nova Series sketchbooks: http://justaddwatersilly.com/2017/11/27/toned-paper-stillman-birn-nova/#comments Shown here are two of Jenn’s drawings done on Nova Series paper from the review, both painted with watercolor and gel pen.

There’s just one more day to […]

December 11th, 2017

Holiday Giveaway

We’re giving away ten Stillman & Birn Nova Series sketchbooks together with a Caran d’Ache Gouache Studio set. The gouache set contains five 10 ml tubes: magenta, cyan, yellow, black, and white. The Nova Series sketchbook is a 5½” x 8½” softcover binding; winners can choose from the three paper options (beige, grey or black). […]

November 27th, 2017

Nova Series Sample Pack Giveaway Winners Announced

These are the 100 winners of our Nova Series sample paper packet giveaway. Congratulations to all. Please look for our annual Holiday Giveaway coming next week.

November 20th, 2017

Nova Series Sample Paper Giveaway

We’re giving away 100 sample packs of Stillman & Birn’s new Nova Series mixed media toned paper. The 5” x 7” packs contain 15 sheets, 5 of each of the three Nova Series shades: beige, grey and black.

Nova Series toned art papers support mixed media artwork. These papers are suitable for: colored pencil, ink, […]