In addition to its monthly Papergang box, trendy stationery retailer Ohh Deer is launching a quarterly subscription box that works alongside established artists to give creatives new tools and skills.
Launched in the UK in March, the first Artful box has been designed by illustrator Mike Lowery, who has also hand-picked its contents from the tools he uses in his everyday work.
Alongside tools from prominent brands POSCA and Tombow, the box includes a 73-page magazine detailing things such as career advice, interviews, and creative projects.
The first Artful magazine features interviews with creatives Marzia Kjellberg, Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde, Oliver Jeffers, and more.
Every Artful box also partners with the UK charity Create, which aims to empower through creativity people who have been disadvantaged, deprived or marginalised.
Jamie Mitchell, co-founder and creative director at Ohh Deer, said: “We feel the values upheld by Create reflect our own and we hope Artful might inspire a passion for creativity and self-expression in the same way.”
A three-month subscription to the online learning community Skillshare is included with the first box, giving subscribers access to thousands of creative lessons and projects, including a lesson with Mike Lowery using the tools inside the box.
Artful is a quarterly subscription box delivered every three months. It currently retails at £35 and ships exclusively to the UK.