Pearl Lowe releases range of luxury stationery
September 1, 2011 by Gareth
90s indie darling turned textile designer Pearl Lowe has released her own range of bespoke stationery.
The range, produced in association with the founder of Derby-based company The House of Sugalily, is available exclusively from online retailer notonthehighstreet.com. In recent years, the trend for celebrity-designed or endorsed products has risen, but this seems to stick to the fashion, beauty and perfume market. Pearl Lowe is one of the first to branch out into stationery printing.
Nottingham, Derby and other midlands cities may not seem to be hotbeds for celebrity design collaborations, but The House of Sugalily’s collaboration with Pearl Lowe has added a touch of glamour to the region. The trend for kitsch or vintage-esque craft and printmaking has extended throughout the region with regular craft fairs happening in Nottingham and beyond, attracting a wealth of printmaking and craft talent in the same vein as The House of Sugalily.
At a time when fewer letters are wrote each day in favour of communicating through social networks like Facebook and Twitter, the trend for communicating using designed stationery is a particularly welcome one for the print industry and the fact that stationery printing is en vogue again could give the sector a much-needed boost.
The fact that stationery printing is no longer a service exclusive to businesses means that many more budding designers may choose to use local print shops in Nottingham, Derby and the wider region to create their own range, inspired by the stationery of Pearl Lowe.
Pearl Lowe’s range includes a number of greetings cards for several different occasions.