Culture with Robert Bound

Why hasn’t the digital world killed the world of paper?

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13 February 2017

Episode 279

27 minutes

Once declared a thing of the past, why do we still love paper so much? We speak to the founder of a stationery shop, visit a paper mill and gallery in Singapore and examine the colour palette of an established papermaker.

13 February 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Neal Whittington: founder of Present & Correct

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A former designer at Monocle’s sister company Winkreative, Neal Whittington set up Present & Correct to sell beautifully-designed stationery. But you’d have to be mad to set up a stationery shop in a world that’s becoming increasingly digital, right? Robert Bound finds out.

13 minutes

Chapter 2

8 minutes

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Chapter 2

STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery

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We head to Singapore to get a feel for a unique paper mill, gallery and art space. Monocle's Zayana Zulkiflee spoke with STPI’s director Emi Eu to find out how new generations are carrying on papermaking traditions.

8 minutes

Chapter 3

5 minutes


Photo: Guy Archard

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GF Smith papermakers

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GF Smith was founded in 1885 and in December 2016 opened a new showroom in London to showcase its work and colour palette. Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco visited the space and spoke with the company’s director of business development Margaret Sweeney.

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