NSS 2010 – Part 8

This next group of booths from the Stationery Show includes a few of the booths that managed to fit an incredible amount of personality into their tiny space!  First up, Enormous Champion, with tons of details from their Kingdom Animalia series and letterpress stationery all the way to their customized booth sign offering free high fives, hugs, and handshakes:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817a5a9d970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 8{enormous champion}

Night Owl Paper Goods had one of my favorite booth designs at last year's show, and this year did not disappoint!  The booth was totally full of Night Owl's signature wood veneer stationery and letterpress cards, as well as new notebooks and a sneak peek at their 2011 calendars:  

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{night owl paper goods}

Over at the Sycamore Street Press booth, Eva and Kirk used charcoal gray fabric backdrops and a sweet paper garland to highlight their new letterpress cards, prints, and 2011 poster-style calendar:

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{sycamore street press}

Even with a more minimalist booth design, the Old Tom Foolery booth is a must-visit at each year's Stationery Show.  This year, Joel and Lauren debuted a poster field guide to typestaches (mustaches created from different fonts) and a new headline collection of greeting cards:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4a9b84970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 8{in keeping with Old Tom Foolery's signature typestache, each booth visitor was asked to pose with an OTM typestache-on-a-stick — can you spot me and Ami in the mix?}

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I always love stopping by the Two Trick Pony booth at the Stationery Show — the bold stripes and bright colors make for a very happy booth environment!  And this year, in addition to their collection of screen printed note cards and invitations, you can check out a peek at Two Trick Pony's first ever calendar:

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{two trick pony}

Ami and I stopped by the Twig & Fig booth to check out their latest greeting cards and invitation designs — the team at Twig & Fig has also been working with some pretty unusual materials recently, like the hot pink acrylic invitation below!

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{kind of incredible, right?}

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817a5fc3970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 8{twig & fig}

And last up for this group, Hammerpress, with some of my all-time favorite Valentine's Day cards, as well as other holiday cards, calendars, note cards, and prints:

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{this year, hammerpress created the most beautiful letterpress paper bird garland — which you can see in action over on the haystack needle}

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More soon!

{all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}

NSS 2010 – Part 7

This was the first year that Kathryn from Blackbird Letterpress exhibited at NSS, and it was so nice to finally meet her in person!  I've got a gorgeous wedding invitation suite from Kathryn to share with you all a bit later on, but in the meantime let's take a look at her booth from the show!

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I had a wonderful time visiting the Red Oak Press booth — their letterpress stationery and baby announcements had such beautiful impressions and registration that I had to resist the urge to touch each and every individual piece:

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{red oak press}

Jack and Lulu had one of the most impossibly adorable booths at this year's NSS — just look at the watering can name signs!  I loved the nautical theme, all the way down to the bag of flags and Union Jack coasters:

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{for those of you looking for these stripey straws, pick 'em up right here}

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6a00e554ee8a228833013481794bc5970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 7{jack and lulu}

The ladies of Byrd and Bleecker had a booth that matched their bright and bubble personalities as well as their stationery:

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{I love these cards}

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I was thrilled to see Pica Press at this year's show, and even more thrilled to check out their cards and invitations in person!

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{pica press}

SusyJack* was back at this year's show with a few new products — like the modern spin on a piggy bank and new bunting kits below — as well as perennial favorites like calendars and note pads:

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That's it for now, but I'll be back with more tomorrow!

{all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}

NSS 2010 – Part 6

This next group of booths happens to include several with some of my favorite overall booth design or decor details — from Hello Lucky's coffee filter garland to Linda & Harriett's vintage post card border.  First up, the Regas New York booth, filled with both amazing letterpress stationery and some pretty incredible decor details, including tissue paper flowers and amazing wire displays created by Meredith's mom!

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee461c76970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 6{aren't these wire displays incredible?!  I told Meredith's mom I thought she should open an etsy store — I can totally see these displays used as place card or table number holders for wedding receptions!}

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Liz from Linda & Harriett always puts together an amazing booth display, and this year was no exception.  Liz incorporated a border of vintage post cards on the wall displaying her 2011 calendar, and tissue paper streamers on the wall displaying her new letterpress birthday calendar — both of which are destined to be a huge hit later this year:

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In addition to fantastic stationery, I loved all the cute details over at Cat Seto — from the fabric rosettes to the hand-drawn armoire fabric display:

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6a00e554ee8a22883301348175de3f970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 6{Cat also creates an annual calendar, and this year she's also created a baby milestone calendar as a perfect gift for new parents}

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The ladies from Hello!Lucky created one of my favorite booths from NSS 2009, and luckily my expectations were also met for this year's show.  The team rescued a few of the pink coffee filter garland's created for Eunice's wedding last year as a lovely complement to grosgrain ribbon displays for all of the new Hello!Lucky cards and prints:

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As a girl with a weakness for vintage stamps and ribbon (not to mention gorgeous letterpress stationery), I was pretty much in heaven over at the combined booth of Carta, Inc. and Albertine Press.  So between Angela's new francobolli line of vintage stamp greeting cards and Shelley's letterpress library, what more could I possibly ask for?

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More soon!

{unless otherwise noted, all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}

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{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  After spending the week in New York City, I’m now up in Syracuse to visit my husband’s family and very much looking forward to a relaxing weekend.  I’m hoping to check out the annual lilac festival in Rochester, which I’ve been wanting to visit for years but almost always falls on the same days as the Stationery Show.  I’ve got more recaps from the Stationery Show coming up over the weekend, but I wanted to make sure I did my usual Friday post since there’s been a lot going on while I’ve been up at the show!  So in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend reading!

{image credits: kml designs via decorology}

NSS 2010 – Part 5

Studio Olivine was back at this year's Stationery Show — and I couldn't have been happier to see these beautiful letterpress cards in person.  I absolutely love the organic shapes and nature-inspired imagery:

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The a. favorite design booth was packed to the brim with gorgeous letterpress stationery — from sweet valentine's day cards to bold typography greeting cards, there was so much to see!

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{LOVE the ligatures card on the right!}

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6a00e554ee8a228833013481547cc0970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 5{the typewriter quote cards above are hand-typed on an actual typewriter!} 

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I also spent quite a bit of time over with Jackie from 42 Pressed — I particularly love her approach to designing colorful and modern wedding invitations and baby announcements:

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{42 pressed}

And speaking of wedding invitations, Emily Ley was at this year's show to debut her new wedding invitation and social stationery collection for The English Paper Company!

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{Emily's collection focuses on wedding crests — the one above is my favorite!}

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I'm still wading my way through the bazillion photos from the Stationery Show, so stay tuned as I continue to post my favorite booths from this year's show through the weekend!

{all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}