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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6a00e554ee8a228833013481547a63970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 5{studio olivine}

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}

NSS 2010 – Part 4

It's pretty much impossible for me to pick just one or two (or even ten) favorites from the Stationery Show, but I was really impressed by stationers making their NSS debut at this year's show.  Igloo Press was one of several studios making their first appearance at the show, and I instantly fell for their beautiful letterpress cards — just check out the crisp impressions, subtle blind patterns, and bright colors below!

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee080367970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 4{this card gradually reveals a birthday candle being blown out!}

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Another of the many reasons I love just walking the floor at the Stationery Show — I stumbled upon this booth from Urubbu, with folk style cards and beautiful bird carvings inspired by Brazilian wildlife.  Wouldn't the bird carvings also be lovely as a wedding cake topper?

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The Oddball Press booth was packed full of beautiful letterpress stationery that combines vintage imagery with a modern sensibility.  They also created one of the most beautiful family trees I think I've ever seen — also letterpress, of course:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134813927ca970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 4{LOVE the heart-shaped blind impression pattern on this card!}

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee08117c970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 4{a family tree definitely worth framing}

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More from NSS 2010 coming up soon!

{all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}

NSS 2010 – Part 3

Today is the last day of the Stationery Show, and while it's been an exhausting few days I'm definitely sad to see the show come to a close.  So before I jump into full recaps, here are a few more favorite booths from this year's show:

First up, Saima Says Design — and while she's actually based in DC, this was the first time Saima and I had a chance to meet!  I've been a huge fan of Saima's work ever since my own wedding planning days, and I'm happy to report that her wedding invitation suites are even more beautiful in person!

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Flora and Fauna Press have some seriously beautiful letterpress stationery — the poster-style calendar below was one of my favorite calendars from this year's show.  They also had some beautiful wedding invitations, including a gorgeous suite below with blind impression text for the wedding date:

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{flora and fauna press}

Lisa from Sapling Press definitely made me laugh with her collection of "we go together like" cards — from teenage girls and vampires to blogs and comments, I just couldn't help but giggle.  She also has a beautiful collection of letterpress wedding invitations and baby announcements!

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134811e62a5970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 3{sapling press}

More coming up soon!

{all photos by oh so beautiful paper}

NSS 2010 – Part 2

I'm still up in NYC roaming around the Stationery Show — and enjoying every second of it, as you might expect from someone who loves paper as much as I do!  I've been so impressed by all of the booths so far, so here are a few of my favorites…

I was definitely impressed by the work on display in the Austin Press section of the Aesthetic Movement booth — everything was letterpress printed on super-thick museum board for an even more luxurious look and feel:

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It was so nice to see Tara from Ink + Wit — not to mention all the new products she debuted at the show!  From tea towels to mobiles to rubber stamps to posters, Tara has certainly been busy:

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6a00e554ee8a228833013481078971970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 2 {ink + wit}

Fine Day Press is a new company making its official debut at this year's Stationery Show — although you'll probably remember Ashley's amazing gocco-meets-letterpress wedding invitations from last year.  I loved the washi tape booth display, not to mention the sweet cards and beautiful wedding invitations:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133edd63320970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 2 {fine day press}

More soon!

{all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}

NSS 2010 — Part 1

The first day of the Stationery Show was quite a whirlwind!  Ami and I have been running all over the show trying to visit as many booths as possible, although I feel like I’ve barely even made a dent in my list of booths!  I already have a ton of photos to share with you, but I thought I’d start off with a few booths either new or newly returned to the Stationery Show this year.

First up, the lovely Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co., with an incredibly well designed booth display.  If you look closely, you might even be able to see that her side walls have a woodgrain texture!

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I absolutely fell in love with the booth for Mr. Boddington’s Studio.  The hand-crafted details, from the painting and hand-drawn details to the faux window displays, were just incredible — even the roof shingles were made from envelope liners!

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133edba1567970b 500wi NSS 2010 — Part 1{mr. boddington’s studio}

From there, Ami and I eventually made our way down to Atelier Isabey, where we spent quite a bit of time gazing at gorgeous wedding invitations.  The laser cut invitation immediately below is one of my new favorites!

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Stay tuned for lots more from the Stationery Show soon!

{all images by Oh So Beautiful Paper}