Cambridge Imprint square exercise book containing 84 pages of smooth cream paper with an elegant narrow-spaced line. There is no label or branding on the cover of patterned card – just their logo stamped discreetly on the inside back cover.
Each book measures 210 x 210 mm, and is 8 mm thick.
Charleston Scumble is one of three patterns designed by Cambridge Imprint in 2019 for the Charleston Trust. Charleston was the Sussex farmhouse of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, and frequently served as temporary home to other members of their Bloomsbury circle during the first half of the twentieth century. The house is filled with the paintings and sculptures of the two artists, but Bell and Grant also decorated every surface of the house, the walls, doors, and furniture. Even the rugs, lampshades, bowls and plates were of their own devising. This pattern aims to conjure the glorious colour and painterly exuberance of the Charleston interiors.
Cambridge Imprint is a small paper-making business in Cambridge, England, designing and printing patterned paper. They are known for beautiful colours, joyful illustration and typography, a lively, hand-drawn aesthetic, and meticulous attention to detail.