While in the UK school is coming to an end for this academic year France is already thinking ahead and is looking at Back to School stationery.
In the UK supermarkets are currently filled with ‘Thank you Teacher’ items. The link to stationery is obvious. Thank you, my teacher – or should that maybe also be ‘Thank you, my pencil’ like in Kunio Kato’s Oscar acceptance speech..
while Britain is saying Goodbye to the old academic year France is already thinking about the stationery you’ll need for the next academic year. If you were always wondering which 29 stationery items a French pupil needs have a look at this article by The Local.
I like the packaging so much that I use it as a wallpaper / desktop background on my computer. I asked Staedtler whether I could put scans of the packaging on my blog for download. I wasn’t sure whether they’d agree, because we are talking about a scan of their material, not just a photo pf a product, but Staedtler was kind enough to allow me to post Noris wallpapers for people to download and use.
Many modern monitors have an aspect ratio of 16:9, so I made two 16:9 wallpapers. I used the highest resolution I have heard of (Retina 5K) thinking that you can always scale down. I also made one wallpaper with an aspect ration of 5:4, which is the aspect ratio older monitors use. I know that they are other aspect ratios around, but I thought this should cover most – and, too be honest, I don’t expect anyone (except myself) to actually use these anyway.
After I scanned them I started to remove the stains in a graphics editor but then stopped and thought “Why am I removing these when many logos etc have artificial marks added afterwards? For example to look as if they were stamped or written on a manual typewriter or printed on paper.” – so I just left the stains. They do look nice I guess, and hey: the packaging nearly sixty years old. If the packaging was a British citizen it would get a free bus pass and heating allowance soon.
The image download instructions (Right click New tab or Download Linked File) are browser dependent. Depending on your browser and language settings the menus might have different names. Also right click in this context is just your secondary click. If you are left handed it might be the left mouse button.