Description The Paperblanks New Romantics Peacock Punk Journal in the Midi size is 5 x 7 inches and Smyth Sewn for durability. It has 144 lined pages, includes a memento pouch, and ribbon marker and features an elastic band closure. No one has ever done moody better than the New Romantics of the 1980s. Taking their slightly sullen cues from previous movements in music, art and poetry, the New Romantics brought their hairstyles and their attitudes to new prominence. Inspired by the movement’s reclamation of bygone æsthetics, Paperblanks has revived their Romantic Sensibility designs in bold new colors for the 21st century. The New Romantics covers are ideal for anyone who admired the subculture's wholehearted embrace of swishing velvet capes, bold eyeliner and rebellious poses. The movement began in London nightclubs and spread across the world as sensitive and artistically inclined young people expressed their discontent with the current moment by drawing from the aesthetics of earlier eras and imagining the times to come. The New Romantics found ways to gender bend and thwart authority, and they looked misanthropically fabulous doing it. These journals celebrate the drama that made the New Romantic movement some of the most ironic good times popular culture has ever had.