The 2016 National Stationery Show, Part 7

It’s probably more than obvious around here, but I’m completely in love with calligraphy and hand lettering. Watching a calligrapher or hand lettering artist at work is one of my absolute favorite things – it’s like magic! So for today’s recap from the 2016 National Stationery Show, I thought we’d focus in on a few of the calligraphy and hand lettering booths at the show. Let’s start with an exhibitor making their debut at this year’s show, Shannon Kirsten! Shannon combines her unique calligraphy with gorgeous illustrations – I love all those amazing florals!

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Shannon Kirsten / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Shannon Kirsten / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Shannon Kirsten / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Continue reading after the jump for more from Shannon Kirsten, laLa Grace, Leen Jean, Bundle Design, Imogen Owen, Printable Wisdom, Sea & Lake, and Ladyfingers Letterpress!

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Shannon Kirsten / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Shannon Kirsten / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Shannon Kirsten / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Shannon Kirsten / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Shannon Kirsten / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Shannon Kirsten / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Shannon Kirsten / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Shannon Kirsten / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Shannon Kirsten / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Shannon Kirsten / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Shannon Kirsten

Next up, the colorful booth of laLa Grace! Artist Shayla LaFreniere’s cards have some of the sweetest (and most sentimental) cards at the entire show – and I love the notebooks and notepads!

 NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: laLa Grace / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: laLa Grace / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: laLa Grace / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: laLa Grace / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: laLa Grace / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: laLa Grace / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: laLa Grace / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: laLa Grace / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: laLa Grace / Oh So Beautiful Paper

laLa Grace

UK-based calligrapher and designer Imogen Owen made her solo booth debut at this year’s show, with a variety of letterpress printed cards, art prints, note card sets, and more!

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Imogen Owen / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Imogen Owen

So much gorgeous calligraphy in the Leen Jean booth! I’m completely in love with the double split fountain letterpress printed calligraphy greeting cards (like this one) below – and those steel calligraphy wall signs? Totally for sale, too!

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Leen Jean / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Leen Jean / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Leen Jean / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Leen Jean / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Leen Jean / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Leen Jean / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Leen Jean / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Leen Jean / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Leen Jean / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Leen Jean / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Leen Jean / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Leen Jean / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Leen Jean

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Bundle Design / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Bundle Design / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Bundle Design / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Bundle Design

Gorgeous calligraphy art prints, mugs, phone cases, and calligraphy starter kits from Printable Wisdom!

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Printable Wisdom / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Printable Wisdom / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Printable Wisdom / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Printable Wisdom / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Wisdom

If quirky is more your speed, you’ll love everything from Sea + Lake! Greeting cards, wrapping paper, mugs, tote bags, notepads, and even buttons! Illustration + hand lettering + a sense of humor = the best combination.

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Sea & Lake / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Sea & Lake / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Sea & Lake / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Sea & Lake / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Sea & Lake / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Sea & Lake / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Sea & Lake / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Sea & Lake / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Sea & Lake / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Sea & Lake / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Sea & Lake / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Sea + Lake

A recap of hand lettering booths wouldn’t be complete without Ladyfingers Letterpress! So many new greeting card designs this year, along with brand new foil printed holiday photo cards!

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These tiny cards are brand new – and the perfect size for including a short note inside a box or gift!

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 – Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Ladyfingers Letterpress

More recaps from the 2016 National Stationery Show right here!

Photo Credits: Bundle Design and Printable Wisdom photos by Elizabeth Pettey Photography for Oh So Beautiful Paper, all others by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

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