Trend Spotting: 7 Themes at the National Stationery Show

When I (happily) spend hours walking the aisles of the National Stationery Show here in NYC, I start noticing some themes and motifs repeating.  Here are some that have caught my eye so far (I was at the show this past Sunday and will be there again this morning, so expect more reports soon).

Trend #1:  Gold Foil

“Many Thanks” by Kate & Birdie


Gracious in Gold envelope liners by Haute Papier.

Party napkins embossed with (real!) gold by Farewell Paperie.


Trend #2:  Sunshine

“Good Day Sunshine” by Sky of Blue Cards


“Hello Sunshine” by Puddleduck Paper Co.

“You Made My Day” by Hello Lucky


Trend #3:  Ombre/Watercolor

“Happy Birthday” by Rocket Ink

“You are Loved” by Puddleduck Paper Co.

“Hello” by An Open Sketchbook


Trend #4:  Handwriting Fonts

“Always Call Me” by 9th Letterpress

Thank You cards by Iron Curtain Press

Trend #5:  Macarons

Macaron card by Sky of Blue Cards


Macaron card by La Familia Green


Trend #6: Slang and Jargon

“Oh S—” by 12fifteen studio

“Oh Snap!” by Fancy Seeing you Here

“Nailed it” and “Crushed it” by South City Press

“What Up” by Printerette


Trend #7: Pop Culture/Celebrities

“Ryan Gosling Exists” by Grey Moggie Press

“The Lovers, The Dreamers & Me” by Great Lakes Goods


“Nobody Puts Baby In a Corner” by South City Press


“William or Harry?” by La Familia Green

P.S.  There were also plenty of city/state/map-themed items (which I absolutely love), but since I featured that as an emerging trend a while ago, I’m leaving them off of this post.  But to see more pictures of these and others, stay tuned here or follow me on Twitter.

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