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stationery show: day two


today is my final day of stationery show coverage before some of the ladies from the relish booth head over to meet up at rena's shop down the street from me. so before i head out here is my part two coverage of stationery show highlights!



[the lovely ms. leigh batnick of jezebel has taken off lately, with recent coverage in the ny times style mag! leigh debuted some new coral/orange colored cards and some light pink styles with her classic figural details. tres chic.]




[kate and lauren at the saturate booth are always one of my all time favorites. stacy p and i decided that saturate was the "cute girl" booth because lauren and kate always look so painfully cute and cool at their colorful booth. kate debuted some great cards this year including a nelson inspired card, a great giraffe i loved and a new hot rod card (above) for your valentine and special day needs. if you're looking for fun, colorful cards, look no further- kate at saturate is your gal]






[stacy pancake is always my personal highlight of the show. i couldn't love this little lady any more. i always hang in her booth checking out the gorgeous new letterpress designs she's released for the year. this year stacy did the five elements- fire, water, metal, earth and wood- in letterpress form. my favorites are metal and water- each one is a sophisticated take on the subject with stacy's trademark illustrations and delicate use of color. if you're looking something with a bit more punch check out her new tiger tattoo card or the mexican animal series- the illustrations are still delicate but the forms are more substantial. you can't go wrong with pancake and franks, you just can't. stacy's the queen of letterpress in my book]



[another great new kid on the block was trace paper art + design from new jersey. their cards combined african proverbs with bold graphic designs that were both fresh and modern. they also debuted a gorgeous line of journals made with vintage african fabrics that used rich colors and bold patterns]


[lynn at just my type letterpress showed off her excellent typeface choice skills this year- i loved her cards' bold use of font and color]


[scad's working class studio booth was full of colorful designs and some fresh new melamine plates that had the collections' trademark colorways and simple, fresh designs. i really enjoyed the plate with the detailed crest on it- a lovely piece in my book]


[i loved stacy's dress on the second day. magenta is so gorgeous]


[spruce avenue's hand silk screened cards were a welcome change of pace from the rest of the show. bold, architectural and colorful, their work was a must-see]



[last but not least were the lovely ladies of texas' paper dolls. they added a nice khaki color to their cards this year that was decidedly different than a lot of the key colors at the show. i loved the way they combined rich reds with the khaki for a fresh take on notecard. they also introduced some fun gift bags if you're looking for a great way to accessorize a party or shower]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh grace, thanks for the coverage. you brought joy via the fiber optics to my living room in charlottesville, va.


8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for covering the cards -- some ladies like the shoes, I'm a recovering stationary addict. But one thing that BUGS the @$%^&* out of me, and I hope you can communicate this to the people making cards, why the heck don't they sell their stuff ONLINE?! Please tell them that one of their fans is writhing all over the floor because she is so mad that she can only look and not buy!

Grace you are doing such a great job covering the show!!! thank you! (and I'm thinking I might have to go myself next year)

9:59 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

thanks anon, so glad you liked the coverage :)

as for these cards, most of them will be online soon. these guys usually debut them here and ship shortly after the store, so drop your fav people a line and i'm sure they'll hook you up with some online or paypal action ;)


10:05 AM  
Blogger i *heart* paper said...

yea! Three cheers for Jezebel! She was across from me at NSS last year. Sweet girl, sweet products. So glad to see her company take off!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Tisra said...

I'm drooling. I'm not in the biz, but print my own linoleum block print cards from time to time and appreciate the paper arts. Rarely does this art from get enough coverage. thank you for all the beautiful images.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going bonkers...Saturate, pancake and franks, Paper Dolls...their designs are like candy! My addiction to stationery is equal to my addiction for shoes. Thanks for covering this show Grace!

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS melamine plates! Do you know if they will be available to the public through the website, and if so, when?

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you SO much for this post; i love unique stationery but have such a hard time finding it among the not-so-nice stuff!

10:31 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

working class studio's melamine is set to ship in august i believe so i assume it will be online then. but you can always shoot them an email to ask :)


6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks, once again, for including me in your prestigious grouping of companies; i'm flattered. it was great chatting. hope to see you downstairs at javits come gift show time.

9:47 AM  
Blogger jezebel said...

i second pamela's sentiments on being included with such an august group. thanks to you and rena for coming to say hello!

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, everything looks amazing. I really wish I could have been there but you did a great job on covering this event, as always. :) I was happy to see your inclusion of SCAD art. I'm currently a student at the Savannah campus. Huge thanks! It looks great. -Kate

10:33 PM  
Blogger DUO said...

thanks for including trace paper art+design in your blog! it's great to be in such good company. I promise that things will be on the website very soon.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Anastasia said...

Wonderful post!!! thanks so much!

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to Sky in Charlottesville [first comment] -- i'm sure you know about Rock Paper Scissors paper boutique right here in our little town -- just off central place on the downtown mall. please come visit us and check out the website too: http://www.thinkrockpaperscissors.com/. Amy and Kathryn have just returned from the stationery show and gots lots of good stuff -- see here:

11:52 AM  

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