PaperAwards winners revealed

Top Drawer has revealed the winners of the PaperAwards A/W18. Sponsored by G.F Smith, the PaperAwards support and recognise the creativity and innovation of the talented exhibitors at this month’s edition of Top Drawer.


Emily Brooks has been given the award for ‘Exciting Use Of Colour’; for the creative ways the designer has used print to translate the designs using a combination of innovation and exploration to engage with the customer.

The award for ‘Emotive Design’ has been given to Katie Leamon, for use of colour, lines, shape, form, texture and light. When selecting the finalists for this category, the judges looked on a subtle level at design cues that work to reinforce and enhance designs in a way customers will interact with the submitted products.

Wanderlust Paper Co has been awarded for ‘Engaging Print’; How designs use colours that help tell the story of the submitted range. Colour harmony across the collection whether that be clean and sharp with minimal colours or detailed and intricate patterns with a burst of colour.

All finalists will have their work featured at the heart of the Greetings & Stationery area sponsored by GF Smith. Each winner will receive a prize including £250 worth of print from Century Studios, £500 worth of business coaching and HR consultancy, and paper from GF Smith.

The judges who selected the finalists in each category are: Hazel Walker from Paperchase, Emma Hawkins from Fortnum & Mason, Carly Pearson from Sainsburys, Holly Tucker, Co-Founder of and Holly & Co, Cara Wyatt at Selfridges, Lucy Edmonds, Founder of Quill London, Audrey Woollen from Urbanic, Neal Whittington of Present & Correct, David Hicks of Really Good and Janet Stevens and Mark Jessett, Paper Consultants for G.F Smith and Top Drawer Event Director, Alejandra Campos.

Over 90 carefully curated designers and publishers will showcase their new ranges in Greeting & Stationery at Top Drawer this September, names include All the Ways to Say, Apple & Clover, Art Angels, Katie Leamon, Bexy Boo, Caroline Gardner, Cath Tate Cards, Dicky Bird, Earlybird Designs, Emily Brooks, Five Dollar Shake, Hex & Ginger, Hunky Dory Designs, Hotchpotch, Imogen Owen, Portico Designs, 1973, Jade Fisher, Kate Guest, Le Typography, Linen Prints, Moggymeg, Old English Company, Pavilion, Pieskot, Rifle Paper Co, Roger La Borde, Wrap, and Rhombus & Pineapple.