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INTERVIEW: Illustrator Chloe Hall

Chloe Hall is a talented illustrator and designer-maker based in Leicester. Balancing her freelance career and part-time work with my friends at gifting and stationery brand Ohh Deer, Chloe creates colourful illustrations inspired by lush petals and foliage in her studio. Living on a narrow boat with two guinea pigs for company, Chloe produces dreamy repeat patterns and striking illustrations that have found their way onto all manner of stationery, into the pages of magazines and of course, onto the front page of this blog. I caught up with Chloe to find out more about her work, her inspirations and where to…

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Papergang: The Ultimate Stationery Subscription Box

If you’re a fan of beautiful stationery and haven’t yet heard of Papergang, it’s time to listen up. Last year, my friends at Ohh Deer improved the world of subscription boxes tenfold by introducing their own letterbox treat service offering stand-out stationery and unique collaborations in limited edition boxes, each and every month. This month’s box is an absolute beauty. So, what is Papergang? The Papergang box is a bundle of stationery goodies created and selected by Ohh Deer and their team of talented designers, including illustrator and Bitchin’ Bugs author Amy Lesko. Each month, a different box full of specially-designed bits and…

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INTERVIEW: Hayley + Nathan Maker of No Guts No Glory

No Guts No Glory is a shop, studio and gallery space, agency and awesome collective set up by Exeter creatives Nathan and Hayley Maker. These two not only possess a wealth of know-how and ever-flowing and inspiring ideas but also have a great story to tell. NGNG has recently become one of my favourite creative hubs and I love to talk about the great projects, workshops, products, publications and shows coming out of it. In fact, the highly covetable goodie bags at YGT’s latest event were filled with treats from the NGNG shop and collective and we also raffled off a…

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Make Your Stationery Special With Papier

It’s no secret that I really love stationery. Writing letters, thank you notes and making weekly plans on paper always seems more satisfying than doing it on a phone. I also really love receiving cards, printed invitations and postcards; I’m not dropping hints, I just really think those things are special. My new friends at Papier know plenty about stationery, creating beautiful sets that always catch my eye. Papier not only collaborate with talented and well-known designers to create limited edition collections, they also offer a bespoke service, meaning you can personalise any set to suit your tastes and interests. Founded in London in 2015, Papier are…

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INTERVIEW: Illustrator Jade Spranklen

Jade Spranklen is an illustrator and 2D animation director known as Sprankenstein. Her wildly imaginative, free-flowing and often spooky style has become a trademark that’s easily recognisable on sites like ASOS and adorning anything from Doctor Martens boots to skate decks. Jade has been working as a freelance image maker for the past few years and recently joined us at our first community talks event as one of our inspiring speakers, sharing her journey as a UK-based creative with our young audience at Google Campus. Now, we’re catching up with her to ask her about her collaborative projects with the likes of Sony,…

Why You Should Pay the Ohh Deer Shop a Visit

Stationery fiends, gift-wrapping experts and fans of all things illustrated, it’s time to celebrate because the long-awaited Ohh Deer shop is finally here. Hitting Loughborough’s streets at the end of last year, the physical manifestation of the hit online gifting store has been a huge success, offering creative stationery and beautiful bits and pieces that shoppers can browse and buy in-store. The Ohh Deer shop is situated close to its founder’s homes, going their local community a nice little boost and its residents a place to shop for gorgeous gifts. Despite the fact that the shop isn’t quite local to us, we love…

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Why I Love Intern Magazine and Everything It Stands For

Providing a prudent and clever look at contemporary culture and those that stoke and motivate it, Intern Magazine was founded on the simple and fundamental belief that young people are the future. The publication, a sleek and beautifully designed package of fresh ideas and unique projects, presents a fair, frank and balanced view of the creative industries and the world of work. By drawing on the experiences and points of view of a variety of people, from employers to interns themselves from around the world, the magazine succeeds in presenting a balanced and compelling discourse on a relatively controversial set of themes….