I’ve already featured more than 70 booths from the 2012 National Stationery Show, but today our coverage starts to wind down with a few final booths from this year’s show. I look forward to the show all year long, so it’s hard to believe that the show has already been over for a week! First up today, the fabulous screen printed cards from Gold Teeth Brooklyn. I love all the rich color and subtle texture from screen printing, particularly when mixed with such playful designs!
I was so happy to stumble upon Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress at last year’s show – they have the sweetest collection of hand lettered note cards in collaboration with lettering artist Karolin Schnoor. This year I loved the letterpress recipe cards and gold foil printed notebooks and card designs.
I’m a huge fan of Katharine Watson‘s Indian-inspired block printed designs. This year, Katharine’s booth was packed full of gorgeous paper and textiles, from tea towels to greeting cards to coasters.
I love the illustrated folk art stationery from the gentlemen of Urubbu. This year’s collection included some fun farm animal designs (I particularly enjoyed the chickens!) and some moody ravens. They also added a bunch of wonderful wood sculptures sourced from artisans in Brazil!
We saw a sneak peek of the new notebooks from Kate & Birdie before the show, but I couldn’t wait to see the rest of the collection. They definitely didn’t disappoint, with a booth full of fun greeting cards and lovely gift wrap!
I have a special place in my heart for anything travel-inspired, including the airmail-inspired letterpress stationery from Double Bravo. I particularly love the milestone collection – such a beautiful way to record sweet memories!
Katie from Kelp Designs is one of the nicest people I know, and her bright and colorful offset printed collection is a true reflection of her sweet personality!
Katie is the founder of Tradeshow Bootcamp – a program to help prepare stationery exhibitors for big trade shows like the Stationery Show and Gift Fair!
I’ll have one final post from the National Stationery Show tomorrow!
Photo Credits: Stephen Michael Garey and Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper
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