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I Heart Stationery: Fresh Inspirations for Handcrafted Cards, Note Cards, Journals, & Other Paper Goods

Written by Charlotte Rivers

  • February 21, 2012
  • Hardcover
  • Crafts & Hobbies - Printmaking
  • Universe
  • 6-3/4 x 7-1/8
  • $24.95
  • $27.95
  • 978-0-7893-2488-7

About This Book

Artistically designed and artisanally crafted stationery and paper goods are becoming increasingly popular, and this book is a wonderful overview of the best designers, the many techniques, and the most groundbreaking designs used for handcrafted stationery and paper goods. Designed as a tactile, take-anywhere package, this book appeals not only to graphic designers but also to crafters looking for inspiration, stationery designers looking to expand their range of techniques, and design-conscious fans and collectors of all manner of stationery and paper ephemera.

Organized by technique, it includes everything from screen printing to papercutting and woodblock. Each chapter begins with an overview to provide an understanding of the processes involved, which is then followed by stunning contemporary examples of stationery created employing that particular technique. Examples include everything from invitations and notepaper to gift tags, wrapping paper, notebooks, and journals. Brief profiles of top designers are interspersed throughout the book, offering insights into their designs and working practices. 

About the Author

Charlotte Rivers is a writer based in London. She has contributed to a number of design magazines, including Cent, Grafik, and PRINT. Her previous books include Maximalism: The Graphic Design of Decadence and Excess and Little Book of Letterpress

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Reviews

  • "...provides an overview of the best designers, techniques, and groundbreaking designs used for handcrafted stationery and paper goods." ~Publishers Weekly

    "This book is a beautiful collection...with SO much content! This book is perfect for a short read. I highly recommend I Heart Stationary for anyone who loves paper and stationary..." ~stationary.blogs.com

    "If you're looking for a gift idea for any stationery-lovers in your life or want a beautiful craftsmanship book for your own shelf, i totally recommend this one. 192 pages full of gorgeous paper and interesting facts -- what more could you need?" ~StationaryPlace.com

    "If you’re a fan of paper goods and beautiful hard-cover coffee table books, I highly recommend you invest in a copy today." ~Plurabelle Calligraphy
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