Top Drawer has announced the shortlist for the prestigious PaperAwards AW19, with the vote for winners now open for the industry to select their favourites.
Taking place for the seventh time, the PaperAwards entries impressed the judges so much that they decided to increase the number of shortlisted entries per category from six to seven.
Alejandra Campos, show director of Top Drawer, said: “The entries this season were some of our most exciting yet, and I’m thrilled for retailers to see the exciting Greetings & Stationery offer at the show this September.”
The four categories in the AW19 PaperAwards are Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design, Engaging Print and, for the first time, Best Stationery Design.
In the Best Stationery Design category, the following companies were shortlisted:
Ola; Text from a Friend; UWP; Rifle Paper Co.; RAMA; Paper Plane, and Portico Design.
In Exciting Use of Colour:
1973; Archivist; Ola; Alphablots; Paper Plane; Stormy Knight; Poet & Painter.
In Emotive Design:
Artcadia; 1973; Rifle Paper Co. Stormy Knight; Old English Co.; Cut & Make; Deadpan.
In Engaging Print:
Cut & Make; 1973; Pavillion; Ola; Wanderlust; UWP; Made by Shannon.
Judges for this year’s awards included representatives from department stores, high-street shops and other retail destinations, including Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, The Design Museum, Waterstones, Paperchase, Heals, Oliver Bonas and Not on the High Street.