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London Stationery Show: The trend roundup

 

Didn’t make it to the London Stationery Show? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We popped down to uncover all the goings on in the world of stationery, and uncover some of the top trends for 2018 and beyond.

Check out what we spotted on the stands and get inspired for the year ahead…

 

London Stationery Show 2018

Botanical and tropical prints

Not just for spring/summer, botanical and tropical prints are here to stay! We spotted this eclectic display, mixing vivid greens with pared back monochromes for a yearlong appeal.

London Stationery Show 2018

Florals

Florals are back – in a big way. From the traditional to the abstract, floral elements are one of the most lusted after design trends in the stationery world right now. Adorning everything from Notebooks to Greeting Cards, there’s something for every taste and style.

London Stationery Show 2018

Typography

Let your words do the talking with this type-led trend. Whether it’s handwritten calligraphy or something a little bolder, teaming a typographic message with simple, bold colours cuts through the noise and is sure to make an impact.

London Stationery Show 2018

Geometrics

The geometric trend is still pionerring the way in the stationery world. From Aztec styles to simplistic designs, there are so many way to incorporate geometrics into your designs and collections.

London Stationery Show 2018

Foil

Ever eye-catching, foil printing, whether it’s digitally printed or blocked, was a strong contenter at the London Stationrey Show. Everything from notebooks to prints got a the shine treatment – even the subtlest of hints can add a real boost to your designs so why not try it yourself. We’ve just added on-trend Rose Gold Foil to our line up too – ideal for adding a contemporary feel.

London Stationery Show 2018

Bold, bright and beautiful

When it comes to Greeting Cards, make sure yours can’t be missed. Take pride of place on the mantelpiece by crafting eye-catching cards in every colour. Try bold patterns and vibrant colours together for a really high impact sentiment.

London Stationery Show 2018

Illustration

There’s something warm and personal about hand drawn illustration. Whilst typographic styles and pared back designs have been popular of late, illustrative greetings are making a comeback. We spotted these gorgeous cards that pair monochrome illustration with bright bold colours for a contemporary take on the trend.

 

Why not put the trends to work and shop your favourite print now?

 

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Bex is our Creative Content Manager and lover of all things community. When she's not glued to her phone you can find her out cycling in the Chiltern Hills or braving the London commute on her Brompton.

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