Launching this month is Liberty’s Paper Room stationery department – a space that, refreshingly for a luddite such as myself, celebrates the art of the handwritten note.
The Paper Room will stock greetings cards, thank you notes, desk accessories, gift tags and printed tapes – music to the ears of this self-confessed technophobe.
Illustrator and pun-artist extraordinaire, Dave Anderson is providing the utterly brilliant illustrations for the space, and if you don’t have a good old belly laugh, or at least a chuckle at his creations, well, you’re even more bitter than I am.
According to Liberty, little pictures and cartoons will be found on the fixtures so that when a customer takes the last note book on the pile the illustration will be revealed.
Alongside Anderson’s fantastic cartoons, ten of which will be on display, Liberty has also developed a range of in-house designed classic print products featuring journals, note books and pencils, writing paper, paper wrights and gift boxes.
Adding some gravitas to the proceedings, the décor features sprayed tables topped with plaster busts of ancient gods and philosophers with their heads cut off spilling note books. A bust spilling a Twitter feed wouldn’t quite be the same, would it?
The Paper Room opens on 8 February at Liberty, Regent Street, London W1B