NSS/SURTEX Tips for Exhibitors – Part 3, Booth Behavior

So, you’re at NSS or SURTEX. You have all your gear and product samples, not to mention your booth furniture and accessories. It’s all set up beautifully, and is sure to draw people in. Sure to draw them in, that is, if you are as welcoming as your booth is. It pained me to walk […]

NSS/SURTEX Tips for Exhibitors – Part 2, Booth Set-Up

NSS/SURTEX Tips for Exhibitors – Part 2, Booth Set-Up

Admittedly, booth set-up is a topic best handled earlier in the year, when folks are planning their spaces, and I plan to re-run this post early in 2015. But, I figured I’d throw a few things out there for anyone making last-minute tweaks to their space. Signage Standard Booth Signage Yes, your product is the […]

NSS/SURTEX Tips for Exhibitors – Part 1, The Stuff You’ll Need

NSS/SURTEX Tips for Exhibitors – Part 1, The Stuff You’ll Need

In five days, the booths will be up, the Javits humming, and all sorts of movers and shakers in the stationery and illustration industry will be, well, moving and shaking. In the meantime, I figured I’d share a few tips based on: my experience (a billion years ago) as an event planner; the time I’ve […]

Gartner Giveaway Winner!

Gartner Giveaway Winner!

Last night, using an extremely sophisticated selection process (my husband reaching into a salad bowl and pulling out a name), the winner of the first-ever S’Wicked Blog giveaway was chosen. The lucky winner of MARA-MI’s The Pocket Diary – New York City is… Patti Congratulations, Patti! I’ll be in touch to get your contact info, […]

NSS/SURTEX – Preppin’, Part 2 + Gartner Giveaway!

NSS/SURTEX – Preppin’, Part 2 + Gartner Giveaway!

There’s some happy-dancing going on here at the S’Wicked Blog, today, because, thanks to the kind folks at Gartner Studios, (which includes the Gartner, MARA-MI, and russell+hazel brands), we’re celebrating our very first giveaway! WOO-HOO! Yup, that’s right! In celebration of the upcoming National Stationery Show, you can win MARA-MI’s New York version of their […]

NSS/SURTEX – Preppin’, Part 1

NSS/SURTEX – Preppin’, Part 1

The time has come. You can practically hear the dull roar of the Javits Center in the distance. NSS, SURTEX, and Gift>It are on the horizon. They, together with the Creative Lifestyle & Arts and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, make for a powerhouse event of epic creative proportions. And, I’m going to miss it. […]

The Year Ahead – Calendars, Part 2

The Year Ahead – Calendars, Part 2

I still haven’t made my all-important office calendar purchase decision. Here are more options I’m considering, photographed at last year’s National Stationery Show (with, again, apologies for the poor image quality)…. Benjamin Paul Benjamin Paul’s illustrations and letterpress really do deserve the word “exquisite,” and their 2014 Edibles Letterpress Calendar is a gorgeous display of […]

The Year Ahead – Calendars, Part 1

The Year Ahead – Calendars, Part 1

Well, I’m finally getting around to choosing my office calendar for 2014, and I have to admit, I’m struggling. Wall calendars, desk calendars, perpetual calendars—the options are both numerous and beautiful. Here are just some of the calendars I discovered this year at the National Stationery Show. (Please note: my point ‘n click images do […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Going Out with a Booth-Blowout-Bang

2013 National Stationery Show – Going Out with a Booth-Blowout-Bang

Well, the calendar has turned another page—how did that happen?—and it’s time for me to wrap up my NSS coverage. I learned so much in my first year at the show as a blogger. I plan to apply lessons like “One overnight is not enough,” and “Think you’re taking too many pictures? You’re not; take […]

We Now Interrupt This Program – To celebrate the Supreme Court ruling, today

We Now Interrupt This Program – To celebrate the Supreme Court ruling, today

I’m interrupting my NSS coverage to add my voice to the giant “Hooray!” being heard ’round the world, on the momentous occasion of the Supreme Court ruling striking down DOMA as unconstitutional. In honor of this further step toward genuine equality in our country, here are just a few designs that celebrate marriage for all… […]