I have been obsessed with stationery since as far back as I can remember and have always purchased far too many pens, pencils, paper and the like. I never even really used it that much, I just liked it for some reason, weirdly my mum has the same fascination with stationery so maybe I inherited it from her. So a subscription box that is all things stationery is just about perfect to satisfy that inner addiction. Papergang is just such a box.
Papergang is curated by the wonderfully creative people at OHH DEER and each month they provide a box full of papery and stationery goodness by extremely talented illustrators. The boxes can include greetings cards, notebooks, desk accessories and art prints. Also, the items you receive in your Papergang box will be exclusive for a time before they are available to buy in the OHH DEER shop.
So, let’s delve into the July 2016 Papergang box, shall we!
It comes very nicely packaged both on the outside and inside. July’s box is designed by Stuart Oliver, a creative at OHH DEER.
Right, let’s unwrap that pretty blue tissue paper and move on to what we are all really dying to see!
Mini Clipboard & August Calendar
Firstly we have this mini clipboard printed in the same design as the box. I kinda like this geometric pattern and the colours used. There is an August month calendar sheet that fits nicely onto the clipboard too. Also, a navy blue pencil with the words ‘ON POINT’ printed on it.
3 Greeting Cards
There are these 3 greetings cards designed by left to right, Jack Teagle, Sophie Corrigan and Jamie Mitchell (Jamie is also the co-founder of OHH DEER too). From the quirky to the cute to the downright beautiful, these gorgeous greeting cards are A6 in size. It’s also nice to note that the cards & envelopes are made from 100% recycled card/paper and they are printed in the UK.
July’s box also contained this pack of 3 pretty notebooks with complementary colours & geometric designs that match the box design. Notebooks are always handy to have around and these are the perfect size to fit in a bag, keep in a car or in a drawer at work.
I must not forget on the back of this month’s outer sleeve there is also an Origami ram to make by Daniel Randle. I haven’t attempted to make it myself because I don’t have the dexterity due to arthritis but I am sure my teenage daughter will have a go at making it. Anyway, when finished it should resemble this. Daniel also very kindly made a step by step on his Instagram account if you happen to struggle with it.
My Overall Thoughts on the July 2016 Papergang
The July 2016 Papergang really impressed me. I like how each month the box has a theme or features a particular illustrator, so everything goes together very well. It’s a very well-curated box. It’s not like someone has just thrown in bits and pieces of stationery without giving it a second thought. Someone has taken the time and effort to put together a really, lovely collection of beautiful, creative and well-designed stationery items.
I also like the fact that every month it’s a new design on the outer sleeve when they could have just the same design box each month. I know it’s just the outer sleeve that goes over the box but still the fact that they do that and it’s themed to the box; it’s different and I love that, it’s like a little teaser of what may be inside.
If you are remotely interested in stationery; if you love stationery I definitely recommend subscribing to this box because, well, it’s awesome!
Where Can I Buy It?
Papergang website – https://papergang.ohhdeer.com/
How Much Does It Cost?
£9.95 per month + £1.95 p&p in the UK
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