i heart stationery just came out yesterday, and the publishers at rizzoli new york offered to send me a copy to review. yes please! as soon as i saw the cover, i knew i was going to love it -- the same recipe cards from 1canoe2 (which i covered here on TSP way back in march 2009!) were right on the front! obviously, author charlotte rivers and i have a lot in common when it comes to paper appreciation.
the book is divided into 8 chapters, detailing a variety of techniques like screen printing, calligraphy, papercutting and letterpress that make the world of stationery such a beautiful handcrafted industry. each chapter begins with a brief overview of the medium which i found very interesting, including a little history of the art and a list of useful tools. the overview is followed by a lengthy roundup of examples of each type of art, with a bunch of expert artisans listed.
all images courtesy of rizzoli new york
if you're looking for a gift idea for any stationery-lovers in your life or want a beautiful craftsmanship book for your own shelf, i totally recommend this one. 192 pages full of gorgeous paper and interesting facts -- what more could you need? i heart stationery is available wherever fine books are sold (but i found it on amazon & barnesandnoble.com for all you online shoppers). pick up a copy today and let me know what you think!
i was sent a copy of i heart stationery to review, but i didn't receive any compensation for this post. all reviews are mine all mine.