The artistic and innovative Joytop brand

By Matt

Today we want to feature our favorite brand: Joytop. It is a very young Hong Kong stationery brand, only founded in 2012. All of their designs are originally hand drawn by graphic artists locally and around the world, and you can easily see the fun and creative styles they employ. Here’s some of what they have to offer:

Artsy notebooks

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[Bold Impressionism Notebook]

 

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[Interstellar Notebooks]

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Look! Someone Slips out of Your Books!

By Gloria

 

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As a fervent book lover, I have to admit that I always sometimes get distracted by all the beautiful things around a book rather than the book itself. A beautiful book cover, the illustrations, a bookmark…I just go blind the moment I see them, and end up hording them on my already super crowded bookshelf.

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Throwback to childhood – Bendy pencils

By Matt

Do you remember the days when getting new school supplies was so exciting? I sure do, and I also remember when we used to sell chocolates and wrapping paper to everyone in the neighborhood so that we could get enough sales to win prizes. I used to sell enough so that I could get slap bracelets, a neon colored wallet, and the most important: a bendy pencil.

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http://www.tinc.uk.com

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Memorial Day – Letters to Loved Ones

By Matt

 

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First of all, we would like to dedicate this special blog post to all of the veterans who had served in our armed forces and gave their lives for our way of life and our country.

Since the first time Memorial Day was observed, when the Grand Army of the Republic decorated flowers on the graves of fallen Union soldiers after the Civil War, we have taken time to remember and realize the importance of our friends and family who had given their lives.

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Writing with bird feathers

By Matt

People have always been writing or making pictures/characters since the beginning, but it wasn’t until around the 6th century that bird feathers were used. It’s quite a step forward since the days of drawing in the sand or finger painting on cave walls, but it’s really a pretty smart idea.

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http://www.cutcaster.com

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