A new year means just one thing at Smudge – new stationery items and Smudge goodies! Which means even more choice will be available to everyone who loves Smudge items!
Over the last few months, we’ve been busy coming up with a number of new, exciting ranges which will make home schooling and going back to school (when that finally happens!) even more of an event. Fancy a backpack with a skull motif? Then you will love everything in the “Queen of Skulls” range. Or how about an otherworld animal skin print pencil case? Celestial Skins might just be right for you?
We often get asked how we make such cool stuff, so before we tell you a bit more about these funky new ranges, let’s give you a bit of insight into our process.
‘Make Your Mark’ is the Smudge moto as we believe every child is an individual and just waiting to explore their creativity. And to do that, they need cool, quality stationery to help them stand out from the crowd and stay ahead of the game.
That’s why, at Smudge, we don’t want to follow trends; we want to set them! We want all our products, from pencils to pencil cases, notebooks to backpacks, to be stylish, fun, practical and above all cool, which means we need to know about future trends in film, fashion, design, festivals and more. And we’re aren’t just talking about trends for 2021, but also for 2022-23! Just like the Smudge Gang – we want to stay ahead of the game and be followed rather than be just followers!
Once we’ve identified a number of future trends, we then work with our wonderful creative director in South Africa to come up with 5 ranges. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, her designs are quirky and cool making shortlisting them down to just 3 unbelievably difficult! But we got there and are really excited that they have now gone into production and will be launching soon.
But, just for you, here is a sneak peak of just three of our new kid’s stationary ranges.
Imagine a lightning burst of creativity so powerful, you can’t scribble your ideas down onto the paper fast enough. Imagine not being constrained by lines or refinement, but just being able to express yourself exactly as you want. Now imagine a kid’s stationery range that perfectly captures the purity of this moment of inspiration. If that sounds amazing, then you will love our new “Twisted” and “Queen of Skulls” patterns!
Electricity bolts, masks, abstract and liquid patterns, this range speaks to the rebellious side of Smudge tweens; the ones who embrace standing out rather than blending in and express themselves outside of any defined genre. They love anything that is fabulously obscure and weird and draw their inspiration from a mish-mash of places – new age rock-pop music, mind-bending films, even the errant doodles in their own sketchbooks.
That’s why we’ve also thrown a bit of horror into these designs – skulls and skeletons, eyes, horror cartoons. Strange is the name of the game, so while this might just be a pencil case, our “Queen of Skulls” design makes it a must have school stationery item for anyone who wants to show their inner rebel. Not into skulls? Then our “Twisted” design with its abstract masks might be more up your street.
Weird. Wild. Wonderful – whether you’re after a new backpack, pencils, notebooks or other desk essentials, this kid’s stationery range in fluro greens, fuchsias and black is ideal for anyone who thinks normal is boring!
Unexplored territories within the cosmos; the chaos of the galaxies, alien life-forms – there is no place like space, which is why this range will appeal to anyone who is fantastically curious and loves to stay weird.
Presenting a portal into an unchartered space for technology, science and mythology, this range doesn’t just draw inspiration from space itself, but also from earthly pop culture, such as The Matrix and electronic-pop icons like Grimes and the Space Race. A combination which is both exciting and electrifying.
Galaxies, moons, otherworldly animal skins and futuristic plant hybrids – our designs are perfect for the highly expressive Smudge Girl and offer an escape from earthly troubles and the mundanities of modern life. And who wouldn’t want a new notebook, backpack or pencils, which feature hyperreal colours and eye-popping patterns to energise the senses and put you a few light years ahead of your peers. Just look at this “Celestial Skins” backpack – what a great way to ‘Make Your Mark’ in 2021.
This new range includes everything from new backpacks to pencils and notebooks, and clearly states ‘We are the future’ and ‘Nothing’s impossible’, which is certainly true for all members of the Smudge Gang!
If you’re wondering where you can buy kid’s stationery, take a look at some of the great stationery and other Smudge goods we have on offer. Even better, we will be holding a number of flash sales, on particular kid’s stationery items, where you’ll not only enjoy up to 60% off but also free UK delivery! A great excuse to visit out kid’s stationery shop today.
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