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A collection of the very best examples of illustration and design, from gift wrap to greeting cards, notebooks, journals, invitations and more Gift Focus 'Charlotte Rivers has curated the most stylish in snail mail, and it is a joy to leaf through' Mollie Makes 'Clear text and lovely examples' Homes & Gardens 'Stunning little book...wonderful 'eye candy' for card makers.' Papercraft Inspirations 'Insights from top designers and stunning examples of their work provide inspiration and insider know-how' Lancashire Evening Post 'Beautifully designed..I read this book from cover to cover in one gloriously geeky evening and would definitely recommend it to anyone with a fully-fledged stationery fetish.' Confessionsofadesigngeek.com 'The many images are inspiring...The feel is contemporary with a fresh, clean vibe - sort of Orla Kiely meets Rob Ryan. One for any paper/illustrator/crafty geeks.' Thewomensroomblog.com 'Such a delight...a lovely collection of the very best of paper goodness.' Secretsofabutterfly.typepad.com 'If you are a paper lover, or know someone who is, this would make a nice little gift for them.' Charlottesfancy.com 'Beautifully illustrated...this handy sized book is the ultimate world guide to stationery' www.redonline.co.uk 'If you are a beginner or you need to refresh your sewing skills, this book is just what you need. A great gift for someone starting out on their sewing journey.' Sewing World 'It's lovingly shot and the illustrations are clear and easily understood. A very useful book to have around and I'd definitely recommend it to a sewing beginner/advanced beginner.' www.sewhappygeek.co.uk 'a mini tome for designers, craft fans and lovers of the written word' Wales on Sunday 'for designers, craft fans and anyone who prefers the written word to blogging' The Leader
About the Author
CHARLOTTE RIVERS is an author and creative insights researcher, who has written many design books and regularly contributes to a variety of different creative publications. She lives in London.
I'm in lust. I want everything in this book! As a big stationery fan, I love how someone's come up with a book documenting the work of some of the designers and crafters who are making and selling stationery today. I love Stationery is filled with an assortment of delicious eye candy that is sure to tempt stationery and paper lovers.
The book is divided into different chapters each focused on a particular method or process: hand-drawn illustrations, screen-printing, letterpress printing, block printing, digital illustration, calligraphy, papercutting and collage/3D/sewn techniques. Each chapter starts with a short introduction to the process and the tools used for it. Then several creators are featured with a few sentences of texts and at least 2 photos of their work. One of the things I like best about the book is the description of how the designers go about executing their craft: whether they draw images by hand or digitally, what software, paper, inks, printers and other materials they use.
Altogether, over 100 stationery makers (many of them small, independent stores) with a range of styles are showcased. There are contemporary as well as vintage-influenced or type-dominant designs. Author Charlotte Rivers has also included a resource section with links to the designers' web pages, the names and website addresses of paper suppliers, letterpress studios, screenprinters, arts and crafts shops, related trade shows and blogs.
I love stationery. I love this book. Reading it is not just a joy, it's also temptation to buy (more) stationery, and inspiration to start making some (more) stationery of my own.
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