Mabel & Co HMSO Exercise Book


Local designer maker studio based in Suffolk focusing on sustainability and traditional craft practices.

These recycled exercise books draw heavily from the utilitarian notebook designs of HMSO, who provided stationery to Government departments & schools for 210 years until privatisation and closure in 1996. The cover is hand letterpress printed, with design and printing information on the reverse. There are 40 blank pages and each notebook is bound by hand.

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Using a 150-year old letterpress, and returned to use. Card is cut on our similarly veteran guillotine. Linseed oil based ink is used and printed onto recycled card, usually specifically milled for letterpress work. All boxes are handmade with copper staples and letterpress printed. Individual cards are wrapped in a plastic free, bio-degradable cellophane.