The folks over at Lexel Papers have gone and launched this terrific blog – The Merchant of Paper – which celebrates all things high-end and fancy in the world of paper print and design. The website was designed by our friends, the web developers at Kinski and Bourke, and features our award winning piece Boheem Design created for Lexus on their homepage at the moment.
The Merchant himself is a charming character called, Marco, the world’s oldest paper merchant. Marco has been crafting with paper and paper enthusiasts since the beginning of time, he narrates the posts on the website, bringing to life the tales of his travels across the world, sharing the delightful legacy of paper-making with the audience on the website which will be updated weekly.
“For hundreds of years, I have travelled the world bringing the pleasures of paper to design devotees and paperistas. Call me old fashioned, but I still get a thrill from the velvety textures, the smell of curiosity and the awakened senses when I can get my hands on sought-after stock,” he says on the website. With his quaintly descriptive and evocative tone, Marco will weave stories, history and insight to contemporary design jobs created with the Lexel Papers range will be regularly featured on the site.
The Merchant of Paper™ “Inspiration” section on the website will be an evolving gallery showcasing outstanding print graphic design. Readers are encouraged to subscribe to the monthly newsletter which will lovingly post the news and images from the website, freshly milled, into subscribers’ inboxes. The discussion will also continue to flourish on The Merchant of Paper’s social media.
Lexel Papers are the exclusive Australian importers of Gmund Paper, a German paper house that has produced a vast range of luxury stocks for over 185 years. We often use sumptuous Gmund cotton stock in our work and congratulate them on launching this lovely project!