Nerdy Post Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2017
Nerdy Post is a monthly celebration of your favorite fandoms from TV, movies, and books. Every month, you’ll get 5-7 handcrafted items centered around a different monthly fandom. The box isn’t very flashy, but what’s inside is so much fun. Nerdy Post also offers a Nerdy Tees option.
Everything you get in Nerdy Post is handmade by Alexis, Nerdy Post’s creator. Here’s what their site says:
“…we wanted to provide unique, high-quality designs that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Hand lettering and illustrating these designs means that nothing is created using fonts or stock images from a computer. Designs are of course digitized in order to be printed on the products, but they will retain their hand-crafted quality.”
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This review is of the Nerdy Post, $13.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Nerdy Post
The Cost: $13.95 a month. The Nerdy Tees subscription is $15.95 a month.
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: 5-7 exclusive items centered around a popular fandom from books, movies, or TV
Ships to: U.S. and beyond (Shipping rates apply!)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Every box has a theme, typically centered around a fandom. This month’s theme is “Sherlock”. From what I’ve heard, Sherlock is an amazing show, but full disclosure, I’ve just begun watching it. I feel like this is the trouble with every box that covers a broad range of fandoms—unless you’re really well-versed in all kinds of comics, TV shows, anime, and more, you’ll eventually hit a fandom you’re not as familiar with (if not one you really dislike).
Reading this note from the creator of the box wants me to dive into Sherlock all the more! Some folks might brush fans off as childish or weird for being passionate about the media we love. But the stories behind these movies, books, and shows can have a big impact on our lives (especially when we need a pick-me-up).
Mini Print 1
This print appears on the back of the info card. It has so much more meaning behind it reading Alexis’s note! I imagine this would look fantastic in a frame. It’d also make a great framed gift for a Sherlock fan you’re really grateful for.
This poster comes rolled in the package. Alexis provides a quick note at the bottom of the info card about how to flatten it properly.
According to the info card, this quote is classic Sherlock. It’s the perfect mantra for aspiring detectives (and day-to-day critical thinkers). I love the old, literary feel of the design elements (check out the subtle blue-on-blue pattern in the background), though it was a bit more difficult to read than other quote art I’ve seen Alexis create.
Two-Sided Standard Bookmark
This quote is from Sherlock villain, Moriarty. I dig the royal purple and the swooping, swirling text on this side.
On the reverse side, there’s this quote. The design style here is a bit fresher and less formal. I like how both of these quotes have subtle connections back to reading and literature.
Two-Sided “Fat” Bookmark/Skinny Mini Print
I haven’t seen these big bookmarks in any other subscriptions, but I kind of like the idea. This bookmark is about twice the width of a regular bookmark, but about the same length. Wow, is Alexis ever good at thinking of ways to incorporate even long quotes into unexpected, smaller spaces!
This quote is a bit harder to read, as well, but I like how it’s hidden within the skull image so much that I don’t really mind! I think this wider bookmark might be handy in a journal, or a book with a wider spread to it. Very cool!
Sherlock Sticky Notes
One thing I do know about Sherlock is that they do an amazing job integrating modern technology into their stories. These sticky notes mirror the way text messages float onto the screen throughout the story, giving the audience a glimpse of what’s happening in the characters’ phones, as well as their brains.
There aren’t too many notes in this stack (maybe 20?), and they’re sticky up the long side, which is a bit unconventional. I love the way Alexis incorporated the subway-inspired lines around the border, too. There’s not a ton of whitespace here, so you’ll have to keep your notes as short and sweet as you would a text. I do like the idea of writing to-dos in that whitespace so that you become a part of the text convo. “Come at once if convenient.” Appointment at 3! “If inconvenient, come anyway.” Hehe!
“He’s Cluing for Looks” Sticker
This sticker is of great, sturdy quality. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s durable enough for a water bottle or bumper (it’s still just paper, I believe), but it has a velvety smooth finish and a thicker feel to it that I really love. I’m also so wowed by this clever, beautiful design.
Mini Print 2
What a great, fiery red design. I kind of want to frame this and hang it above a key hook—I’m awful with misplacing my keys, but with this feisty print marking their spot, I’d get to have a victorious, “muahaha” moment every time I picked my keyring in the morning!
Mini Print 3
Alexis’s note mentions that this design was done by one of her favorite Instagram letterers. I really love how the introspective emotion of the quote is reflected in the moody blue hues and austere silhouette.
Bored Pin by LapelYeah – Value $10.00?
Nerdy Post designed this pin with help from LapelYeah, whose products go for around $10.00. I love the intricacy of the design—that you can see the wallpaper pattern over which the yellow smiley is spray painted on.
There are two pin-posts on the back of the design, too, so it’s extra secure.
Crime Scene Washi Tape
This is the most clever idea ever. I love it! And the quote is adorable. I want to use this tape to stage little crime scenes all around my house. Maybe around a dead plant…
The coloring postcard is my favorite recurring item in this box. Each month, Alexis designs another color-able postcard with intricate patterns inspired by the fandom at hand. This one not only includes iconic Sherlock shapes but also several quotes.
And the back is formatted just like a standard postcard. I love the doodle where the stamp should go!
Verdict: I don’t know this fandom very well, but even so, I’m so in awe of the artistry inside this Nerdy Post box. The box is only $13.95 a month, so the value of the exclusive pin alone nearly makes up for it. Instead, you get the pin, plus a handful of thoughtfully made designs. Though I’m not as familiar with Sherlock, this is the kind of box that makes me want to explore the show more!
What did you think about the items in this month’s Nerdy Post box?