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Golden Trefoil

Our Golden Trefoil design is inspired by a 16th-century French binding that originally housed a printing of the Opera Omnia of Giovanni Pontano. Thought to be created by Claude de Picques, it features a classic trefoil (clover) motif, popularly found in some of the world’s most iconic logos, crests, insignias and flags.

Inspired by the 16th-century French binding that originally housed the Opera Omnia, or complete works, of Giovanni Pontano (1426–1503), this design, thought to be created by the influential French bookbinder Claude de Picques, features a classic trefoil (clover) motif. This design is popularly seen in some of the world’s most iconic logos, crests and flags. Today this Golden Trefoil design can be found in the Davis Collection of antique bindings at the British Library.

Pontano was a poet and humanist from central Italy who arrived in Naples a penniless scholar. He then went on to become the trusted friend and advisor to Alfonso the Magnanimous, King of Aragon and Naples and one of the most prominent figures of the early Renaissance.

Claude de Picques was also closely connected with royalty, namely the court of King Henry II of France, serving as the personal bookbinder to Queen Catherine de’ Medici and the King himself.

Totally devoted to his first wife, Adrianne Sassone, Pontano was a deeply romantic man, and this permeated throughout his writing of the time. It is only fitting, then, that his work was adorned with the trefoil motif – an enduring symbol of the power of interlocking relationships.

Pontano led the first modern academy of learning, the Accademia Pontaniana, which still exists today. It is a centre for learning in mathematics, sciences, history, literature, fine arts and more studies of humanity. Much like his work throughout his career, a celebration of life in all its broad emotions characterizes the poet’s distinguished life and legacy.


Paperblanks journals are the ultimate keepsake, a time capsule documenting a period in life, to be read and re-read through current and future generations. Known for their exceptional craftsmanship, high quality, and long-lasting durability, our journals will preserve your contents for years to come.

In Paperblanks journals the laid paper, detailed embossing and texture on each Paperblanks® cover offers a tactile experience – a real-life, “touchable” interlude in an often-untouchable world of television and other digital information.

Paperblanks journals come in a tremendous variety of beautiful cover designs from almost every era, ensuring that there is truly a journal to fit every taste. Choose your own style and create a personalized brainstorming device, a portable stress-reliever, and a unique reflection of existence.


SIZE Width: 95mmn Height: 140mm
PAGE COUNT 240 Pages
CLOSURE Elastic Band
COVER Hard Cover
  • Smyth sewn
  • Satin ribbon marker (grandes have two)
  • Memento pouch
  • Custom-designed laid paper
  • 100% recycled binder boards
  • FSC-certified text paper
  • Cloth headboards
  • Threaded stitching and glue, as needed
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper
  • Decorative printed cover paper