Ragged Edge creates a “magical” new identity for stationery brand Papier

Although the brand revolves around paper and ink, the new visual identity tries to bring that feeling across to the digital experience as well.

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28 September 2021
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Stationery brand Papier (known for its award-winning customisable products) has launched a rebrand with London-based branding agency Ragged Edge. This comes as the business continues to grow rapidly after its establishment six years ago in Soho, having attracted millions of customers worldwide since. Papier, which is known for its acute attention to detail and personalisation services, “wanted an approach that would challenge us and push us to be brave,” Taymoor Atighetchi, the company’s founder and CEO, notes in a statement. The decision to partner with Ragged Edge made perfect sense for Atighetchi, who believes the agency’s ethos has delivered something that “really sets Papier apart from the pack”.

The rebrand sees Papier take on a more refined and artistic visual identity, straying from the usual aesthetics of direct-to-consumer start-ups. Typography, space and composition take centre stage as the packaging adopts colour palettes that reflect the diverse array of products on offer. This came from an extensive piece of customer-outreach work conducted by Papier, which found that its stationery often reaches beyond an aesthetic impact and “invites us to express, realise and transform who we are”. For Papier, this rebrand “is all about that transformative power of stationery,” drawing on the particular kind of magic one finds between the covers of a notebook.

GalleryCopyright © Papier & Ragged Edge, 2021

“In a category that’s all about design, we had to add a touch of magic,” says Max Ottignon, co-founder of Ragged Edge. The branding agency expanded Papier’s realm of possibilities, even re-designing and creating a physical edition of the brand’s previously online-only magazine The Fold. “We saw the possibility of an emporium full of wonder,” Ottignon adds. “And just as an emporium does, this brand has to invite people in, to dig deeper, not knowing what you might discover.” With the new design, Ragged Edge has created an inviting and magical edge to Papier, touching on the stationery brand’s new findings about the power of stationery itself. The company’s aim was to create a full sensory experience across all outputs. “While [Papier] is a brand born of paper and ink, it is just as magical as part of Papier’s digital experience,” Ottignon says.

GalleryCopyright © Papier & Ragged Edge, 2021

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Joey Levenson

Joey joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in May 2020 after graduating from King’s College, London. Previously, Joey worked as a writer for numerous fashion and art publications, such as HERO Magazine, Dazed, and Candy Transversal.

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