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Does anyone NOT like stationery?

Posted on 6th March, 2015

DGP_Stationery_103It is around this time of year more than any other when the build up to the London Stationery Show and National Stationery Week is getting underway, that I really realise what an amazing business the stationery market is.

The feeling is even more acute this year with the first World Stationery Day taking place during National Stationery Week, on Wednesday 29 April.NSW 2013 with date and website and partners (no website)

The nature of the products is such that it’s not like work at all – ok, that might be over doing it a bit! – and I am constantly struck by how readily people openly admit to loving stationery.

But perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised when so many of the products look so good – this is after all where fashion meets function, and most people’s relationship with the products starts when they are very young.

It’s therefore disturbing to keep on hearing that no one writes by hand anymore (which is a myth) and to learn that Finland and a number of states in the USA no longer insist that handwriting is on the curriculum for children.

They are so wrong – being able to write, and learning to do so as a child is as important as learning to use a keyboard, even in an increasingly digital age.

More anon on this!

Keep writing….

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Stationery with a twist from Singapore

Posted on 27th March, 2015

The Paper Stone 28Paper Stone 5The Paper Stone from Singapore is bringing its lively and cheery designs to the London Stationery Show.

The Paper Stone is a stationery company with a twist, all of whose products are created by their in-house creative team.

The company was created out of a love for quality paper products which feature only the liveliest and cheeriest designs and illustrations at great value prices.

The range includes journals, doodle pads, pens, animal erasers, craft stamps and stickers.

For more information go to www.thepaperstone.com – stand G114

 

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Pencilvanya

Posted on 27th November, 2014

It’s like Dracula… but with stationery!

Count Macula is a member of an influential Pencilvanyan family. Everything changes when a new breed of writers arrive and take over his family’s empire, forcing him to flee. During his exile, an eccentric old man helps Macula to develop powerful abilities but when he returns, he discovers that the biggest change is yet to come.
Pencilvanya is a collaborative project between Sally Bailey, Chris Harrington, Nick Harrison and Alex Amelines.

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