Stationery Magazine - October/November 2011 - (Page 3)
As this issue goes to press, the back-to-school season is a distant memory and retailers have their Christmas programmes all wrapped up. Given the ongoing economic uncertainty, instability in the eurozone and jitters on the world’s stock markets, few will be sorry to see the back of what has been for many a rather precarious year, to say the least. On a positive note, however, there are signs of optimism for the stationery sector as it looks ahead to 2012. The much anticipated Olympics will at last get underway, while the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will provide the backdrop for a host of national celebrations. The subsequent boost in tourism offers opportunities for stationery-based souvenirs and mementoes, while renewed enthusiasm for the handwritten letter looks set to continue as people adopt a more personal approach to communication. What better time for the launch of National Stationery Day! If you haven’t yet heard about this innovative event, turn to our news pages to find out more. The aim is to put stationery on the retail map in an even bigger way and to contemporise the sector for today’s modern world. However 2012 evolves commercially, the stationery sector will not be short on innovation. As we saw for ourselves at the recent shows in Harrogate, Birmingham and London, stationery will have plenty of new items, colours, designs and designers to promote in the year ahead, with even more in store for 2013 and beyond at the Stationery Show in April. Marilyn Arthurs, Editor
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National Stationery Day is announced, Tinc opens in London, Mitsubishi opens online, more exhibitors sign for 2012 Stationery Show, Faber-Castell celebrates, and there’s some really Remarkable news.
8 Papernation’s aspirations
What inspired the entrepreneurial duo behind this online stationery shop? A passion for paper, of course!
11 A Good Impression
This has been a busy year for Basildon Bond, the social stationery brand that’s been keeping people in touch for a century.
Companies and brands in this issue: Abcon, Alice Palace, Alpa, Amber Burge, Anova, Bagabook, Barbara Wiggins, Basildon Bond, Blott, Blueprint, Brownlow, Caran d’Ache, Cartesie, Cavallini, Ciak, Clairefontaine, Conceptum, Crumpet & Skirt, Cult Pens, Davis and Brown, Dodo Pad, Easibind, ECO, Elco, Evergreen Wraps, ExaClair, Faber-Castell, Go Stationery, Half Moon Bay, Harris & Jones, Hide Stationery, Inspire Me, Insight, j-me, Kaweco, Kinary, Laban, Legacy, Leuchtturm1917, Lil’Guy, MGL, MT, Midori, Moleskine, Monsieur Notebook, Moshi Monsters, Munchkin Creative, Natural Notebook, Otto Hutt, Papernation, Paperworld, Parker, Paul Frank, Penfold, Philipp Keel, Photo Graffiti, Platinum, Pomegranate, Portico Designs, Posca, Postship, Princess, Pukka Pads, Punch, Quattro Colori, Remarkable, Retro 51, Rhodia, Robert Opie, Ryland Peters and Small, Schneider, Sellotape, Sigel, Signo, Silvine, Spank Publishing, Stone Marketing, Studio Pens, Tallon, Taschen, teNeues, Tesa, Tinc, Uni-ball, Valentina, W2, West Design, Zebra Pen. Editor: Marilyn Arthurs Tel: 020 8763 8913 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Designer: Nick Goodwin Editorial Contributor: Henri Davis Circulation Manager: Hazel Fieldwick Email: email@example.com Publisher: Chris Leonard-Morgan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stationery Magazine is published by LMC Media Limited. Bromley Business Centre, 27 Hastings Road, Bromley BR2 8NA. UK. Registered in England No.7238677
12 Social & personal stationery 15 What’s new for 2012?
We reveal the latest products and hot new trends in the sector that’s enjoying a revival in popularity.
The stationery industry never sleeps, as Henri Davis found out when she discovered new products set to make waves next year.
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Giftwrap comes in all shapes and sizes, as our feature uncovers many new ranges of wrap, bags, boxes, ribbons and bows.
the magazine for retailers of stationery and writing instruments
On a personal note Why social stationery is making a comeback
It’s a Wrap! Anything goes in giftwrapping
Launched to great acclaim at September’s Top Drawer, Inspire Me Colour Stories include writing papers, notecards, flat notecards and envelopes in seven colour stories spanning 14 retailfriendly stands. www.inspiremepapers.co.uk
BEST IN SHOW See our big review of new show stoppers
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stationery Magazine - October/November 2011
Stationery Magazine - October/November 2011
A Good Impression
Social & Personal Stationery
What's New for 2012?
It's a Wrap!
Stationery Magazine - October/November 2011