Tuesday, May 17, 2011

National Stationery Show

Image 1: from Smash Blog
Image 2: from Oh JoyFig. 2 card line
Image 3:  from Rifle Paper Co.





I only had a day to visit the NSS and was mainly scouting new artists for an account/project and saying hello to old friends at the Surtex show. I did have a few moments to briskly walk through the Stationery Show. The images above are a few of my fave things from the Stationery Show.

Image 1: Smash is a new product line from EK Success. What a great idea to have products that will be for those random things we would like to collect and need a place to catch it all.  Kudos to the creative team who developed this product line. I had the pleasure to meet a couple of them at the show. They are sweet and down to earth.           

Image 2:  Fig. 2 Design Studio has beautiful letterpress. The designs are clean and vibrant. I am so excited to see the use of neon inks (those who know me, know my love of neon) in the letterpress products and can’t wait to purchase a few of these items when they are out in market place. I hope more designers and product developers add more neon to their product line. It can be done in a fun and tasteful as seen with these designs.

Image 3: Rifle Paper Company's new products.  Anna is a talented artist with wonderful illustrations and color sensibility. The black and white illustrations with the gold foil accents are elegant and sweet. But my fave is the mermaid card. Can't wait to purchase one. I hope more manufacturers and their product development team license her work. Her stuff would look great on various product lines especially the florals.

Hope it was a great and successful show for those who had booths.

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