Science Museum Group and The Monster Factory have teamed up to create its first licensed range of stationery for children, launching in John Lewis and Partners stores across the UK this summer.
Inspired by space, the new stationery range includes sticky notes, notepads, floating pens, rasers and keychains, as well as toy rockets and space shuttle kits. All the products feature imagery of the solar system, astronauts, and the Milky Way.
It joins the officially licensed Science Museum cardboard rocket playhouse and drinking flasks already available. The products are made from 66 per cent recycled materials and are 100 per cent recyclable.
Zuzi Wojciechowska, senior account manager for brand licensing at the Science Museum Group, said: “At the Science Museum Group we’re really excited to have partnered with The Monster Factory and John Lewis and Partners on our first licensed children’s stationery range.
“The designs have been inspired by space, a theme that is echoed in the museum’s beloved Exploring Space gallery and the incredible objects on display like Tim Peake’s Soyuz capsule which jetted back to Earth from the ISS in 2016.
“While space has always been a popular theme for our licensed products, the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions this year has really shone a light on this awe-inspiring theme and we’re sure the products will prove popular with children across the country.”
Hayley Grix, marketing director at The Monster Factory, added: “It’s been wonderful to complete this fantastic mission alongside the Science Museum. We have found the ultimate destination for the range with John Lewis and Partners now on board.
“We love producing innovative, licensed gifts that have the educational edge for both adults and kids alike and are really enthused for the launch.”
Stationery buyer at John Lewis and Partners, Sarah Moughtin, concluded: “We were really excited to work on the launch of the Science Museum stationery and gift range. I love that the Science Museum is educational, while providing a fun adventure for all ages, which is reflected in the products.
“The brand has a great synergy with John Lewis and Partners.”