As much as I love seeing old friends (and their work) at the National Stationery Show, I always get a thrill out of discovering new designers who are exhibiting for the first time (or who I’m seeing for the first time). Here are 5 favorites I discovered at the show yesterday:
These Are Things (Booth 1446). Don’t you just love this name? This Brooklyn duo makes all sorts of modern map prints and travel-inspired cards, plus fill-in “boarding pass” baby announcements.
Iron Curtain Press hails from Los Angeles, making neat, tidy to-the-point letterpress cards and coasters.
9th Letter Press (Booth 1754) wowed me with a huge range of high quality products for a debut exhibitor. They make so many beautiful things that I will save some for another post, but here are just a few favorites, including greeting cards and holiday gift stickers.
I enjoyed meeting lovely Southerner Kristen Ley of Thimblepress (Booth 2167). I think she is a talented illustrator and I liked the letterpress cards, state prints, and “it’s a girl/it’s a boy” letterpress banner kits (perfect for “gender reveal” parties).
I saw some of Sarah Hanks’s work last year as part of Ladies of Letterpress, but this year marks her solo debut with her Fancy Seeing You Here booth (#2157). My absolute favorite card in her collection is the Elvis “thank you, thank you very much.” I also like these new fortune greeting cards.
But wait, there’s more! I have tons more to show you from the stationery show, including more debut exhibitors, trend-spotting (gold foil and ombre, to name just two), and one of my favorite categories–gift wrap. Plus, I’m “walking” the show again tomorrow to discover more. Stay tuned, and in the meantime be sure to follow me on Twitter for more pics.