Emma Block Illustration


The creative life of an illustrator living in London

National Stationery Week

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Happy National Stationery Week! I love stationery and I'm not the only one. Hoarding unused notebooks that were too pretty not to buy seems to be a pretty common problem. Maybe you do the same? I don't know why stationery bring so much joy. Maybe because it's an affordable treat that can be both practical and beautiful.
Here are some of my favourite stationery items. I love metallic stationery at the moment, particularly my gold scissors from KikkiK, my amazing hexagonal gold pen from Not Another Bill, rose gold paperclips from Paperchase and gold bulldog clip from Papermash.
When it comes to writing implements you can't beat MUJI. I love their mechanical pencils and black gel pens.

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Personalisation is the ultimate luxury when it comes to stationery, whether it's an embossed notebook or personalised notecards. For personal stationery Papier is your one stop shop. They create beautiful customisable stationery designed by a range of illustrators and artists (including myself). Their designs are fresh and elegant and the quality of the product is simply outstanding. The paper has a gorgeous texture and it looks like the designs have been hand-painted straight onto them rather than printed. 

My favourite stationery shops:
Choosing Keeping | Present and Correct | KikkiK | Papier | London Graphic Centre | Paperchase | MUJI