Stationery

Eye Candy from the National Stationery Show, Part I

Every May, stationers and paper lovers alike gather in New York City at the Javits Center for the National Stationery Show. For three and a half days exhibitors showcase their new creations and designs—it’s a feast for the eyes. Year after year I am overwhelmed and amazed by all the creative things these artists and stationers make. This year was no exception. There was some truly amazing work at the show this year and there were a lot of standouts and trends that I’d love to share with you all today. Ready to get started? Here are 12 things that I saw at the show that I’m absolutely obsessed with.

 

Trends from the 2014 National Stationery Show
Top Row (left to right):  Rifle Paper Co.’s Monarch Stationery / Linda & Harriett’s botanical and fruit illustrations. Bottom Row (left to right):  Yellow Owl Workshop notecards / Ferme à Papier gift wrap

 

Trends from the 2014 National Stationery Show
Top Row (left to right):  Katie Leamon’s marbled paper notebooks / Oh, Hello Friend’s totes (they have foil on them, you guys!). Bottom Row (left to right):  MakeATX’s Ani-gram Tiling Puzzles (some are GLITTER!) / Hammerpress journals with vibrant patterns

 

Trends from the 2014 National Stationery Show
Top Row (left to right):  Egg Press animal mask prints / Sue Jean Ko’s electric hand-screen printed cards. Bottom Row (left to right):  Banquet’s letterpress (and die cut) gift tags / Dear Hancock’s Museum Nails—Fruit Cocktail (designed by Erin Jang)

 

Pineapples, Constellations, Cut paper, and Foil galore! These were some of the big trends that I saw emerging at the show this year. Check out all the creative wares that these makers were showcasing.

 

Trends from the 2014 National Stationery Show
Pineapples! (left to right):  9th Letterpress’s booth / Hartland Brooklyn notecards (she also made custom gift wrap and wallpapered her booth with this print!) / Dear Hancock’s Fruit Cocktail Nail decals / Linda & Harriett’s pineapple pattern

 

Trends from the 2014 National Stationery Show
Constellations! (left to right):  Bison Letterpress’s Zodiac Birthday Calendar / Hammerpress Zodiac Notecards / Paper Bandit Press Moon prints

 

Trends from the 2014 National Stationery Show
Cut Paper! (left to right):  Blickenstaff’s booth logo / Blickenstaff’s clocks / Warren Tales’s Booth signage / Duck and Dog notecards

 

Trends from the 2014 National Stationery Show
Foil! (left to right):  Ashkahn notecards / Ferme à Papier notecards / Bison Letterpress notebooks (artwork by Karolin Schooner) / Egg Press notecards

I hope that you enjoyed our glimpse into this year’s National Stationery Show. For more of an in-depth look into the show and the exhibitors, please stay tuned for Part 2 of our Stationery Show recap!

Kristen Hewitt
Design Director

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