We braved the sweltering heat on the London underground yesterday and tubed it down to Piccadilly Circus to see the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. It was gloriously cool and air conditioned in the galleries and we spent ages studying the paintings, sculptures, photos and videos. I particularly loved Donald Hamilton Fraser's large oil paintings and Chris Orr's limited edition prints.
Monday, 29 June 2009
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
We're thrilled to unveil our brand new range of birthday cards for the men in your life.
Check out the entire collection at http://www.papergrain.co.uk/index.cfm/cards/Products.List/category_id/95/sortorder/priceasc/showall/true
Monday, 22 June 2009
We were in sunny Devon over the weekend and popped into the Marine House Gallery in Beer, where to our great delight, there was a show of Anita Klein's paintings and etchings. We stock one of Anita's beautiful greeting cards here at Papergrain so it was wonderful to view her original artwork. You can see all the works for sale on the Marine House's website below:
Friday, 19 June 2009
Sooo excited this morning as we have just received our delivery of the brand new Darling Clementine designs for 1973. Our hands were trembling with anticipation as we unwrapped the packs of gorgeous greeting cards featuring adorable retro ilustrations. There were many ohs and ahs of approval as we lined up the cards on our desks and squabbled over our favourites.
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Print and Pattern, the prestigious design blog has just featured our new Noi Publishing cards and notebooks which is tremendously exciting! You can see the post at http://printpattern.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
We have just added these gorgeous notecard sets to the shop and they are officially our new favourite notecards. The two designs were taken from the textile archive of the Williamsburg Museum and the one with a black background features tiny flecks of gold- so pretty. They cost £3.99 for a pack of 8 notecards with matching envelopes!
Monday, 15 June 2009
We are so thrilled to have been featured in the July issue of ELLE Decoration magazine (out now). Check out the lovely shopping feature on p76, there is a great picture of our Julie Bell die-stamped note cards- so exciting!!!
We are huge fans of the National Gallery Cafe and were delighted with the beautiful sandwiches and cakes we tucked into last Saturday. The catering is by Peyton and Byrne and they certainly know how to make a tasty snack and a mighty fine cup of tea.
Brand new Rosehip notebooks arrived on the site last week are we are literally the first in the country to be stocking them, which is very exciting! They are perfect-bound and made from 100% recycled high-quality paper.