INSPIRATION + PAPER

Inspiration + Paper = Glamour by Europapier

03/01/2019

The freshly fallen snow of this morning reminded me of the pearlescent quality of Europapier’s Glamour papers. The elegantly stylish range includes six colors; Silver, Ice white, Snow flake, Cream, Champagne, and Blush. Glamour’s refined shimmering finish glitters delicately as the light hits it, in a similar way snow does. With a frosty ice-like quality, the texture of the paper is simultaneously luxurious and demure.

I’ve put together a lovely mood board that combines inspirational winter photographs with beautiful Glamour papers. For more inspiration + paper, check out our previous articles.

 Europapier's Glamour papers

Glamour Blush

 Europapier's Glamour papers

Glamour Champagne

 Europapier's Glamour papers

Glamour Cream

 Europapier's Glamour papers

Glamour Snow flake

 Europapier's Glamour papers

Glamour Ice White

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Glamour Silver

 

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EVENTS

Best of 2018

31/12/2018

As the year is drawing to a close, and the official countdown to the new year has begun, it’s time to look back and revisit some of our favorite moments from the past twelve months. Each year we have the pleasure to experience beautiful, innovative, and inspiring design and paper projects, with 2018 being no exception. The year offered us an array of amazing paper designs and fun events – with these ten being the most memorable of them all. So without further ado, here are our favorite moments we wouldn’t want you to miss, of 2018:

 

(1) EUROPAPIER LAUNCHES DESIGN PAPERS COLLECTION 2018

Design Papers is a premium paper collection of Europapier, a leading paper merchant of Central and Eastern Europe. Produced every second year as a tool for designers, printers, and other graphic industry professionals, this year’s collection is the biggest in its history… read more 

 

(2) THE MAKING OF PAPER ART – MARGARET SCRINKL

Beautiful paper art is something that keeps amazing me, the love and dedication artists put into their work is admirable, whether minimalist or mind-bogglingly intricate. Margaret Scrinkl is a Russian paper artist and stop-motion animator creating fun, colorful designs…read more


(3) COLOR STYLE – GET INSPIRED BY THE NEW COLORS

Color STYLE is the splash of color in the extensive Europapier design paper collection. A naturally dyed high-quality cardboard, impressive by its pleasingly soft surface, haptic experience, and converting performance…read more

 

(4) SORRY MOM TATTOO STUDIO BRANDING BY WE ARE BÜRO BÜRO

Art, illustration and graphic design collective We Are Büro Büro based in Hamburg and Braunschweig, Germany is run by two creative heavy-hitters; Stefan Mueckner and Julian Faudt. Known for their fun and colorful styleread more

 

(5) GLAMOUR – THE SHINING JEWEL OF EUROPAPIER’S DESIGN PAPERS COLLECTION

True to its name, the second pearlescent quality in the Europapier Design Papers Collection and a brand new addition, Glamour exudes style and luxury in a subtle way. Glamour comes in a pure color range, from Ice White to Blush Gold, a unique color carried exclusively by Europapier…read more


(6) KAMIZUMO BOARD GAME MADE OF SUMO BOARD

Italian paper manufacturer Favini produces various stunning paper qualities, including Sumo, a high thickness card known for its superior quality, structural strength and solid dyed core. The unique product got its name from the Japanise culture, and in particular, the famous sport practiced by wrestlers of a certain “thickness”…read more

 

(7) DO WHAT YOU LOVE WINE LABELS MADE OF FAVINI CRUSH BY SCHNEEWEIS WITTMANN

Ulla Schneeweis and Fabian Wittmann run a design studio Schneeweis Wittmann in Vienna, known for their paper workshops and beautiful unique designs. Past summer, they took part in the Serafina Quota artist-in-residence program in the Italian countryside, in the heart of beautiful Piedmont region…read more

 

(8) GEN Z YELLOW TAKES THE THRONE

Only six months ago I wrote about the unquestionable queen of colors of the moment – the Millennial pink – with 21 prime examples of its use in branding and packaging. And even though its fandom seems to still be alive and kicking, there is a new kid in town…read more

 

(9) ALJA HORVAT’S ILLUSTRATIONS TAKE YOU BACK A FEW DECADES

Alja Horvat is an illustrator and graphic designer from Slovenia, working and studying in Ljubljana. She started drawing at a very young age and has continued her artistic career at High School for Design, now completing her studies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering…read more

 

(10) EUROPAPIER AWAITS YOU AT FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR

Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 – the most important international book fair – is happening as we speak! The huge exhibition ground, this year at its 70th edition, is roaming with languages, nations, literary genres and book enthusiasts from all over the world…read more

See you next year!

EVENTS

Happy Holidays ❤︎

22/12/2018

We wish you all a happy holiday season and joyous New Year. Thank you all for this past year, we’re looking forward to sharing all the wonderful, exciting things to come in 2019 ❤︎

happy holidays greeting

If you’re looking for a fun DIY for the weekend, check out the step-by-step instructions on how to make these giant paper ornaments here.

EDITORIAL

Patrizia Pepe Catalog Made of Gmund Urban Cement Dust Paper

20/12/2018

Italian fashion brand Patrizia Pepe’s dynamic brand identity combines the practicality of everyday life with the glamour of special occasions in their elegantly minimal attire for women, created with meticulous attention to detail. Each season Patrizia Pepe creates a catalog to showcase their latest collection, with the design reflecting the style and inspiration of the clothing. The FW17 preview collection translated into a beautiful catalog made of Gmund Urban paper, with a rough, architectonic feel, finished with luxurious rose gold details.

Patrizia Pepe Catalog Made of Gmund Urban Cement Dust Paper

To know more of the process as well as the inspiration behind the design and production of the catalog, we asked some questions from the creatives behind the project. 

Why were Gmund Urban Cement Dust paper and this particular hot foil finishing chosen for the cover of the catalog? And is there a link between the brand’s fall-winter collection and this paper quality, furthermore, was there a reason for choosing Lakepaper Extra White Matt for the inside of the catalog?

Our FW17 Preview Collection was inspired by men’s fashion and reinterprets traditional tailoring techniques with a modern, sensual twist of sophisticated lines, fine fabrics, and timeless colors. The urban chic femininity of the collection guided our choice. We were looking for a paper with a very specific touch. Rough but also elegant. The Urban Cement Dust was perfect and the hot foil finishing emphasized all its properties.

Patrizia Pepe Catalog Made of Gmund Urban Cement Dust Paper

Who realized the design of the catalog and what was the idea behind it?

The Patrizia Pepe Graphic Department designed this lookbook, according to the mood of the Preview collection. The concept was based on the collection palette and the elements of the set (concrete, copper frames and wires) – our goal was to create a connection between softness and firmness, light and shadow.

How was the production of the catalog, regarding the paper qualities involved, particularly Gmund Urban?

The production process was carried out easily. Gmund Urban reacted exactly the way we expected: it was so simple to convert our concept into the final product. 

Patrizia Pepe Catalog Made of Gmund Urban Cement Dust Paper

What was the general feedback of the new collection until now? How is it received by the audience? 

The catalog is a powerful way to explain the collection to our customers. It is an emotional tool with the aim of providing a ‘touch & feel’ experience to our customers. The collection performed well. We have received several positive feedbacks from our Brand Ambassadors in stores regarding the right atmosphere delivered by all the pages.

Patrizia Pepe Catalog Made of Gmund Urban Cement Dust Paper

Patrizia Pepe Catalog Made of Gmund Urban Cement Dust Paper

Patrizia Pepe Catalog Made of Gmund Urban Cement Dust Paper

Patrizia Pepe Catalog Made of Gmund Urban Cement Dust Paper

Patrizia Pepe Catalog Made of Gmund Urban Cement Dust Paper

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