So, I have finally started organizing all the photos I took at National Stationery Show — hopefully you’ll agree there was a lot of fabulousness! All shadows, bad lighting, crooked angles, etc., are entirely due to my lack of skills, but on the plus side, you can take my alphabetical jaunt around the show floor from the comfort of your cozy chair.
First up we have a engaging trio from 1Canoe2. I can’t get enough of their spot-on sentiments, not to mention those faces! Perfect for an office birthday card.
23rd Day displayed a “fine and fresh” range of larger-than-life flora & fauna on prints & cards.
Another can’t miss: the requisite “hillaryious” political humor, courtesy of 6.25 Studio.Amy Heitman made her NSS debut, and her range is even sweeter in life. I love her vintage-tinged color palette, not to mention her gold-foiled tessellations. Meanwhile, first-time exhibitor Anne and Kate dazzled with their bright range of screen-printed goods. I’m smitten! Antiquaria returned with all their gorgeous illustration and gold foil in tow. Their indigos were so lovely, and those sunset cards (2 of 3 are shown in the second image) were the perfect blend of retro and modern.Get ready for Father’s Day with this gem from A Zillion Dollars (who also has a similar card for mom, by the way).
(Letterpressed) profanity alert, courtesy of the brilliant minds at Bench Pressed.Big Wheel Press debuted exquisitely letterpressed ranges from Susa Talan as well as Molly Hatch. I was lucky enough to get to meet them both — and swoon over their work. Susa’s is the first image, the rest are from Molly. Thankfully Bruno Press brought its special brand of letterpressed snark and (cowboy) wisdom.
Enamel pins were all over the show, and I loved Chase & Wonder’s beguiling Art Deco-inspired take on them. Curly Girl Design had lots of new cards — all irresistible! I love how the more you look, the more you see. Many are available as wall art too. I am smitten with this print from Dayna Lee Collection — one of many uplifting, hand-lettered designs.Dear Hancock offered a fun take on the macramé mini-trend, and big buns were not only all over the show floor, but in their booth as well!Emily McDowell Studio’s booth was unsurprisingly mobbed. Just in time for the graduation season, “diplomas” and gift bags rounded out her range. Ferme à Papier’s designs — previewed here a few weeks back — were even more fabulous in person! Fresh from their California letterpresses, Fugu Fugu Press had more than enough clever cute to go around. Finally, although Gingiber is getting copied left and right these days, there’s nothing like the real thing. I never leave home without a pocket notebook, and Stacie’s are just too sweet!That was fun, wasn’t it? Stay tuned for more show highlights in upcoming posts!