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STATIONERY THAT DOESN’T STAND STILL

In the digital era, designers are reviving the lost craft of handwritten communication.

STATIONERY THAT DOESN’T STAND STILL

Developing a personal brand has become increasingly important for creatives of all kinds. While much of this work is done online, real-world design decisions still play a crucial role in defining identity, especially as the physical and digital continue to merge. At the same time, digital ubiquity is nudging people towards a desire for solidity, prompting designer stationery to take on a whole new relevance. 

 

Ystudio: The Weight of Words

Coined as ‘lifetime stationary’ by its makers, Taiwanese design collective Ystudio, this set of pens provides an antidote to our contemporary culture of planned obsolescence. The collection, called The Weight of Words, includes satisfyingly heavy yet delicately designed bronze pens in walnut cases. Over time, the stationery set will darken and change, yet remain a trusty and useful object as the years pass by and other things fall apart.

 

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The ten postcards in this booklet by Ystudios are held together by two brass pins. 

 

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Brass sketching pencil from the 'The Weight of Words' collection. Credits: Ystudios

 

Midori: Japanese Stationery

Combining cuteness and sophistication as only the Japanese can, Midori are coveted the world over. United by a distinctive tastefulness, their products span minimalist giftwrap, notepads and diaries, as well as colourful collections of “cute” and “cool” stationery. From plastic penguin paper clips and a tiny car that sweeps your desk, to a memopad of Spanish leather and weight aluminium rulers, there’s truly something for everyone.

 

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Aluminium rulers from Japanease design studio Midori. Credit: Designphil 

 

Normann Copenhagen:Daily Fiction

The main difference between furniture and stationery is simply a question of scale. Or at least that’s what Danish furniture brand Normann Copenhagen seem to think, with their new collection of 200 small items such as notebooks, stickers, scissors, and pens. Offering a more affordable selection than their usual product range, the Daily Fiction collection is aimed at the design-minded who are encouraged to “tell their own story” through style. 

 

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The Daily Fiction collection is the result of the cooperation with Normann Copenhagen and design agency Femmes Régionales.

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Credit: Normann Copenhagen

25 / 08 / 2016 // by LigaStudios Team

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