And what are they? Yellow and pink of course! At least according to The Perfection of the Paper Clip, a trivia rich history of stationery by James Ward. Mr Ward’s book is full of details that paint the history of stationery as “a story of human ingenuity” … “oddball geniuses”… and “obsessive tinkerers.”
But don’t take our word for it. Judge for yourself. Take some time and read The Discreet Charm of the Paperie an insightful review by June Thomas that recently appears in Slate.