I’m so excited to introduce Sarah Schwartz, the founding editor of Stationery Trends, an award-winning trade quarterly magazine devoted to all things paper! I met Sarah earlier this summer at The Strathmore Archives event we hosted in Cleveland. In addition to being a global trend expert and speaker in the stationery industry, Sarah shares resources and insights in her fab side project The Paper Chronicles. Sarah recently featured the work of one of my faves, Anna Bond of Rifle Paper, chock full of stunning illustration and print techniques I know you’ll all love – so let’s go down the rabbit hole with Anna Bond and Sarah!
My first exposure to Alice in Wonderland came via the Disney movie around the age of 5. My grandfather took me to see it at a now-closed movie theatre —a plush red velvet paean to 70s design called the Vogue — and I was pretty much terrified throughout, beginning with Alice’s trip down the rabbit hole and culminating in her being chased by the angry queen. To be frank, I’m still not sure I could sit though it.
I much prefer this soon-to-be-released literary version from Puffin, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, richly illustrated by none other than Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.
Alice has been completely reimagined and reillustrated in this complete and unabridged text, with each page adorned with Anna’s trademark, colorful artwork. Alice’s wild adventure is that much more whimsical and fanciful seen through Anna’s eyes.
The lushly presented gift edition features an impeccably designed dust jacket with original artwork, original case cover art, original endpaper art, quality paper stock, full color interior, the works! The cover is foil-stamped, the binding smythe-sewn. But don’t take my word for it … check it out for yourself.
This is definitely an heirloom in the making! Preorder it now here, $30, and you’ll receive an exclusive Alice bookmark when shipments begin October 27.