A Shout Out For music

Being a huge fan of blind letterpress and avid supporter of London Fashion Week, the branding and graphics created this year by Manchester agency, Music, really caught my attention. As the name Quiet Paper should (hopefully!) suggest, I love a pared back aesthetic. Subtlety over shouty with clean lines and bold typography are what get me going (although sometimes shouty is great too).

Designer Emma Benyon recalls that they were briefed to create an identity "stripped right back", and Music's work has achieved exactly that. Their chosen typeface, Avenir sets a contemporary and understated tone as does the blue, grey and black colour combinations in gentle gradients and opaque colour blocks. Benyon remarks, "The whole thing is about really small flourishes, making it really modern and desirable but not overdoing it." 

I love this approach, and and always aim to achieve the same with QP wedding stationery, it is great to think of my work being a 'flourish' added to your big day, setting the tone just before the party really gets going. It also just so happens that I have been working on a blind letterpress collection for quite some time now. Sadly it is proving very expensive to produce and really doesn't fit with our desire to offer totally affordable prices. But the designs are ready and waiting, I will find a way to get them out there one day!

Magazine, Brighton

Print is not dead! Is obviously something that a wedding stationer will whole heatedly advocate but aside from QP's own lovely paper goods, as a graphic designer and lover of beautiful layout I have always had a huge passion for good old fashioned magazines. Or not, as the case may be when it comes to magazines these days. With so many beautiful publications on offer covering all manner or subjects weird and wonderful, inspiring imagery and gorgeous layouts we can't get enough of the new titles to be found. Not only are they a joy to read but I also find them really useful for layout and colour inspiration

Magazine, Brighton is a favourite local supplier that houses so many titles it is nearly impossible to keep up. Almost weekly I find myself spending time browsing the shelves and always making a purchase - surely it would be rude not to?! Found at 22 Trafalgar Street the store is packed to the rafters with beautiful publications and always (and very importantly for a magazine store), home to lovely staff that enjoy magazines just as much as I do and are very patient with the hours of browsing. 


I have been procrastinating for months about how to start this blog. Looking for that special piece, something that elegantly sums up what Quiet Paper is all about. And then, after months of pondering I took one photo and decided that should be it.

This is a photo of one of my favourite places, a place for thinking all things quiet, just as this blog shall be…