Editor’s Note: I will be visiting my daughter at sleepaway camp this weekend and will resume posting next Monday. Have a great weekend, everyone!
One great pleasure of walking the aisles of the National Stationery Show is noticing certain themes and motifs that appear across many designers’ work. Here are some of my favorite examples from this past May’s show:
1) Cassette Tapes. As our own media and entertainment options grow exponentially, many people of a certain age seem nostalgic for the old mix tapes:
“Texting Thanks Just Wasn’t Gonna Cut It.” Didn’t get the designer on this one, sorry!
3) Siracha and/or Bacon. Last year it was macarons. This year, designers are celebrating everything spicy and smoked.
“You’re the Siracha to my Everything” by 9th Letter Press:
“Bringing Home the Bacon” Father’s Day Card by AzulineDesign:
“You’re Bacon Me Crazy” coaster (another press sample that wasn’t marked with the designer’s name…sorry).
4) Word Plays. These are fun to send, especially when they’re a little risque.
5) Retro-style Fonts and Illustrations. Not surprisingly, paper lovers happen to adore old-style pictures and typography.