Despite digital technology dominating the way we communicate and record information, the stationery industry today is thriving, and is home to some of our most interesting examples of illustration and design. I Love Stationery is a luscious collection of the very best of these, from gift wrap to greetings cards, notebooks, journals, invitations and much more. Organised by technique, it covers hand-drawn illustrations, screen prints, letterpress, woodblock, digital illustration, calligraphy, spray paint, papercut, relief print and etchings. Each chapter begins with an explanation and tutorial on the specific technique featured, and includes an arresting array of lovely examples. Top tips and bite-sized interviews with stationery designers offer useful, practical advice on everything from paper choices to sustainability and how to approach manufacturers. Beautifully designed and in a gorgeous, take-anywhere small format, I Love Stationery is jam-packed with stunning notepaper, bags, wrapping paper and letter sets. It is a testament to the many designers and who’ d rather send a letter than text or email, and to the crafters who prefer to put their thoughts in a journal than post a blog.
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.
A collection of the very best examples of illustration and design, from gift wrap to greeting cards, notebooks, journals, invitations and more
‘Charlotte Rivers has curated the most stylish in snail mail, and it is a joy to leaf through’
'for designers, craft fans and anyone who prefers the written word to blogging'
‘ Charlotte Rivers has curated the most stylish in snail mail, and it is a joy to leaf through’
'Clear text and lovely examples'
'Stunning little book...wonderful 'eye candy' for card makers.'
'Insights from top designers and stunning examples of their work provide inspiration and insider know-how'
‘ 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.’
‘ 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.’
‘ Such a delight… a lovely collection of the very best of paper goodness.’
‘ If you are a paper lover, or know someone who is, this would make a nice little gift for them.’
‘ Beautifully illustrated… this handy sized book is the ultimate world guide to stationery’
‘ 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.’
‘ 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.’
'a mini tome for designers, craft fans and lovers of the written word'