January 2011 NYIGF, Part 1

I’m up in New York this week helping to judge this year’s LOUIE Awards, and on Tuesday I ran through most of the New York International Gift Fair in an all-day marathon session.  The NYIGF is held twice a year, in August and January, and you can see my coverage of the August show (and other past shows) right here.  The NYIGF is a huuuge show, so I only managed to photograph a tiny portion of the show this time around, but of course I made a special effort to visit my stationery friends exhibiting at the show!

First up, 9SpotMonk had some really cool new letterpress coloring books and letterpress color-in clocks – both perfect for kids!



Shelley from Albertine Press has been busy adding new designs and patterns to her letterpress library collection – I’m particularly fond of the hand drawn fabric patterns and city sets:

{albertine press}

Lots of cool letterpress zigzag guest books, gift wrap sheets, and prints from May Day Studio:

{may day studio}

Over in the handmade section of NYIGF, I stopped by the Figs and Ginger booth for a preview of their gorgeous line of custom silhouette wood veneer cake toppers and wedding banners, all coming very soon!

{figs + ginger}

And my girl Laurel from Laurel Denise had some beautiful new jewelry in her booth.  These necklaces are so delicate and lovely in person:

{laurel denise}

I also stopped by the DaisyD and Friends booth to check out some of the new goodies from Night Owl Paper Goods, including some super-cute Valentine’s Day cards:

{night owl paper goods}

After making their NYIGF debut back in August, Pistachio Press was back at the January show with a super-cute booth:

{pistachio press}

I also stopped by the Maptote booth to check out their newest tote bags.  They also have some new screen printed alphabet prints, with each letter illustrated by a different country (so awesome!):


I’ve got more from the January 2011 NYIGF to share with all of you, so check back soon!

{all photos by me}

  1. oh my. letterpress coloring books? swoon. and the maptote country alphabets? SO cool. Thanks for sharing these fantastic finds!

  2. Thanks for the recap, Nole! Fun to see our own cards but even better to see some booths I couldn’t make it to. See you in May!

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