8/22/2016

The Paper Gang | July Box



To know me is to know I love fine paper goods. I love them about as much as Donna loves fine leather goods. Side note: treat yo'self is a way of life. Anyway, I'd seen the Paper Gang stationery boxes appearing over on Rebecca and Olivia's blogs and had been intrigued. With my birthday coming up in August I decided to treat myself to the July and August boxes from their site. Unfortunately being in New Zealand means I got my box of goodies long after most other people had received theirs but I thought I'd still share them anyway for anyone who has considered subscribing. Read on if you want the 'deets...

Papergang is a monthly stationery subscription service done by the folk who bring us Ohh Deer stationery. You may have spotted Ohh Deer's wares over on ASOS but here in NZ they can also be found at Matchbox Studios and Iko Iko. Each box is designed with an artist and/or theme in mind. I can't remember the theme of Box #5 but there was a bit of everything inside as you can see. August's box has a marble theme so I'm looking forward to that. 

In July's box I received three notebooks, designed by William Branton. These are all unlined so they're great for both writing and drawing, whatever takes your fancy. Being A6 sized means they're super easy to cart around in your handbag and won't take up a ton of space. My favourite of the set is the one with the copper detailing and navy background, two of my favourite things. Also by William Branton we have the clipboard and the printed calendar page to go alongside it. As this came partway through August I haven't utilised the calendar as such but nonetheless it is still beautifully designed. The clipboard has actually come in handy as it's compact and I've used it to stick press releases+information that comes with products/books I am sent for review. 

There was also a puntastic pencil inside this box, designed by Jade Walsh. It says "on point". I know, I know, so punny. I love it. Last but not least there were three blank greeting cards, all pictured above. I think they're all by separate designers-I've already used two of them so I can't check that (whoops). I love the tiger in the headdress but again they're all nicely designed and visually appealing.

Overall I was really impressed by the July box. With the exception of the calendar page, everything inside is something I would use and have been using. I'm looking forward to seeing what marbled delights are inside the August box.

-Have you heard of Paper Gang's subscription service? If not, do you subscribe to any other subscription services?

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