I Love Stationery

I Love Stationery : Inspirational Techniques, Materials, and Practitioners

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I Love Stationery is a celebration of contemporary stationery and the artisanal processes that create gorgeous handmade cards, giftwrap, notebooks, letter sets, invitations, journals and more. Presented by technique, ranging from screenprinting and woodblocking to paper cutting, letterpress, and calligraphy, each chapter begins with a succinct overview that provides a working understanding of the processes involved. Stunning examples of stationery and insights from top designers provide inspiration and insider know-how in equal measure.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 184 x 186 x 26mm | 480.81g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 200 Illustrations, color
  • 1906417695
  • 9781906417697
  • 194,387

Table of contents

* Charlotte Rivers has curated the most stylish in snail mail, and it is a joy to leaf through' (Mollie Makes)
* Stunning little book...wonderful 'eye candy' for card makers.' (Papercraft Inspirations)
* Such a delight...a lovely collection of the very best of paper goodness.' (Secretsofabutterfly.typepad.com)
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Review quote

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
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About Charlotte Rivers

Charlotte Rivers is a freelance writer and contributor to a number of international design magazines. She is the author of numerous books including CD-Art, Maximalism, The Little Book of Letterpress and Handmade Type Workshop. She lives and works in London.
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Rating details

53 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 43% (23)
4 28% (15)
3 23% (12)
2 4% (2)
1 2% (1)

Our customer reviews

Don't get me wrong, I love stationary. There's something wonderful about new notepads and pens, especially in an age where everything is becoming more and more digital. I received this book as a gift and I honestly cannot see the point in it. To me it reads like 180 something pages of averts. I can understand the books that include materials and resources so you can have a go at making things, but this is just a load of pretty pictures. I honestly don't understand how a publisher ever thought this was a good idea. Have rated 1/5 simply because I can't give it a lower score.show more
by Hanna Phillips
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. II 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.show more
by liberal sprinkles
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