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White Calligraphy Pens from Manuscript

I have always admired fine calligraphy. The sort written on vellum or parchment with lovely illustrations entwined around the initial capital letter further illuminated with gold leaf. Probably because these early books were the first to be treasured. Sadly my attempts at writing anything so fine have always ended in a spidery ink blot, not… Continue reading White Calligraphy Pens from Manuscript

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Star Wars – the best character in a notebook

Anita and I saw so many great things at the London Stationery Show. We were like a pair of dogs in the forest, not knowing which stand to sniff next. Some exhibitors were selling practicality – Pilot and Lamy had row upon row of pens. Others were selling the stationery lifestyle with matching To Do… Continue reading Star Wars – the best character in a notebook

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May the 4th be with you

To celebrate Star Wars Day, I am going to show you a selection of Star Wars stationery we saw at the London Stationery Show. There were several stalls displaying licensed Star War goods.  The first we came across was Pyramid International. They showed us several different Star Wars items including a Chewbacca notebook and a… Continue reading May the 4th be with you

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Review: Artline Stix Colouring Markers

Artline Stix are a range of connectable, buildable markers and pens. They have a triangular shape cloaked in Lego-style studs which mean you can connect them to each other. In addition they can be connected end to end. The ink in the colouring markers is washable. These are really fun colouring pens. They are aimed at… Continue reading Review: Artline Stix Colouring Markers

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Thank You Thursday

Papers Pens Poets would like to say a great big THANK YOU to everyone who made us so welcome at the London Stationery Show.  Sarai Denny from  Pyramid International David Ayres from Artline Styx Penny Parkin from the Manuscript Pen Company Julian Cronin from Plus Japan Cynthia Serra Neves from Turnaround Sarah from Misswah Doodles Peter Orrgren… Continue reading Thank You Thursday

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London Stationery Show

Yesterday, Tuesday 26th April 2016, Papers Pens Poets visited the London Stationery Show at the Design Centre, Islington. Two stationery addicts, hundreds of stationery supplier, thousands of stationery products, what’s not to like? The purpose of visiting the show was to find amazing stationery products to review and I am thrilled to tell you it… Continue reading London Stationery Show