Papergang by Ohh Deer Stationery Subscription Box Review – August 2017
Papergang is a monthly stationery subscription box from quirky UK design team, Ohh Deer. Each month they partner with a different artist and have a theme to bring you paper goods and desk accessories.
They always have really stellar packaging designed special each month, and the back has a paper cut out craft designed by Gemma Correll herself.
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The Subscription Box: Papergang
The Cost: $14.34 USD (10.95 GBP) + shipping. Discounts available for 3, 6, or 12-month prepaid subscriptions.
The Products: Each month you’ll receive a box full of papery goodness. The product selection will vary, however, it will include the likes of greeting cards, notebooks, desk accessories, and art prints.
Ships to: the US and Canada for $6.48 USD, UK for $3.86 USD, Australia for $7.79 USD, and Worldwide (shipping costs vary)
Good to know: Papergang partners with Tree Aid to make sure that for every four boxes they sell, one tree gets planted in the African Drylands, which helps with vital food and income.
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I have been eagerly awaiting this Papergang ever since they announced that the featured artist was Gemma Correll! If you’re not familiar with Gemma’s work, she is a UK based illustrator who is all about pugs, lounging, and drawing hella cute stuff!
I’m super excited for the treasures this month, so let’s get into it!
Pack of 3 Pens – Listed Value $10.41 USD
Not only is there one pen, this month, but THREE and they’re designed especially for Ohh Deer by Gemma!
I really like that they have sort of mismatched pen lids. Most of the items follow a red color way in this box, but there is pale pink and powder blue mixed in with the pens.
Cute little directions on the back suggest you to doodle or note taking!
I’m very happy with how these pens write, too! The ink flows easily and has a nice point size. They are light years away from a basic Bic.
Sticky Note Pad – Value $4.57 USD (linked to similar)
I am an avid note taker, always jotting down to do lists or leaving notes for people. It features the artist herself (who often appears in her own illustrations) enjoying a large book or magazine.
This little sticky note pad has 100 sheets, so it will take me a while to get through! The best part is that they got the glue right on these. Sometimes they are too sticky, or not sticky enough, and these are purrrrfect.
Made right in the UK!
A5 Notepad – Listed Value $7.79 USD
For anything I couldn’t fit on the sticky notepad, I now have this large notepad that features a giant Gemma with a striped shirt that creates the lines to write on, as her pug looks up at her from below. I have endless “Stuff To Do”, so this notepad will keep me on-task.
It doesn’t say how many sheets are here, but I’d say about 100 since it looks comparable to the other. It’s A5 size, which means it’s just under 6 inches across and 8.25 inches high.
Gemma doesn’t look too pleased about all the things she has to get done.
The pug is very unsure about her.
Set of Stickers (4 Sheets) – Listed Value $5.17 USD
The four sheets of stickers come in a super cute vellum envelope that makes it feel super special!
It has a special Gemma Correll sticker to seal it as well.
The sheets include random cozy illustrations of some common things like a teapot, socks, a remote, and some books to name a few.
Even though I love her pug drawings, I love to see some kitties in the mix as well!
Couchella Greeting Card – Value $3.27 USD
Gemma strikes me as the ultimate indoor kid, so this card is the perfect illustration of that and reminds me a lot of myself. Just replace the pugs with cats, and that is exactly what I was doing last night.
There’s a little bio about her on the back of the card that is just too cute, and the card comes with a matching red and white striped envelope.
Riso Printed Calendar – No Listed Value
The last item that Papergang and Gemma have graced us with is the monthly calendar. It has the same illustration from the A5 notepad and will go up right next to the one from September on my cork board.
Verdict: I am pleased as pie that Papergang hooked up with Gemma Correll this month, and the result has my office drowning in cuteness! Everything was designed specifically for Ohh Deer/Papergang so I took the listed values to heart and converted them to USD to get a value of $31, which is much greater than the cost of $20.92 ($14.34 + $6.48 USD shipping to the US). The only thing I’ll say is that I would have liked to get one different item instead of two notepads, but I will gladly use them both.
Next month’s artist is going to be Natasha Durley! I’m not familiar with her work, but I like what I see on her site!
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