2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Books & Other Goods

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Books & Other Goods

In addition to stationery and craft supplies, there were all sorts of fun books, office supplies, and other goodies for the wee folk at the National Stationery Show. Potter Style had a bunch of nifty stuff for kids, including these “milestone” record-keeping books for kids to fill out. Also at the Potter Style booth: book-styled […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Crafts

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Crafts

NSS kid coverage continues with Kids’ Crafts (say that ten times fast). There were a number of vendors offering fun craft kits and supplies for the small fry. Here are just a few of them… Box Play for Kids was a first-time exhibitor, introducing its fun, eco-friendly stickers to the Show. From tissue boxes to […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Stationery

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Stationery

I’ll admit it: I never gave up my inner child. Which is why I’m still drawn to kids’ toys, books, and, of course, stationery, even though I’m an “adult.” In my mind, anything that’s fun for kids is fun for us so-called grown-ups, too. So, while I’ve titled this post “Kids’ Stationery,” the products featured […]

2013 National Stationery Show – To the Letter

2013 National Stationery Show – To the Letter

This NSS post is particularly near and dear to my heart, because it takes a look at some examples of the nifty hand-lettering and creative uses of typography on display at the Show. I’ve studied and practiced calligraphy and hand-lettering on and off for—eek!—over 25 years, now. (I’d like to say I started when I […]

2013 National Stationery Show – You have my Wrapt attention

2013 National Stationery Show – You have my Wrapt attention

Ba-dum-ching. But, it’s true in a way; the wrapping paper and supplies at the NSS were—let’s sing it together, now—Gooorgeoouus! The patterns ranged from bold to refined, from funky to understated (some even managing to pull off all four). Kate & Birdie Paper Company’s wrapping paper was beautiful, varied, and rich, and used lots of […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Colors Part VI – Combining Colors into Palettes

2013 National Stationery Show – Colors Part VI – Combining Colors into Palettes

My final post on NSS color themes explores how folks combined on-trend individual colors into fresh, vibrant palettes. Up With Paper’s Parisian Pop-Up Notepad combines taupe, aquas, and chartreuse and olive greens in a perfect little place for jotting notes. This handsome letterpressed rooster from Ilee Papergoods combines turquoise, tomato red, and a dark blue […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Colors Part V – Light Neutrals

2013 National Stationery Show – Colors Part V – Light Neutrals

There seemed to be an overall lightness and brightness at the National Stationery Show. I’m not sure if that’s a sign of happier times on the rise, or not, but I’m going to go with that thought and celebrate the overall upbeat feel the show had, this year—not just in the cards, but in the […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Colors Part IV – Dark Neutrals

2013 National Stationery Show – Colors Part IV – Dark Neutrals

Black, is, of course, a perennial favorite for dark neutrals, and while there was plenty of black at the show, I found that folks seemed to be favoring lighter dark neutrals (oxymoronic, I know, but there you have it). In particular, charcoal grays and dark teals and navies were on display. Charcoal Charcoal is a […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Colors Part II – Yellow-Based Greens

2013 National Stationery Show – Colors Part II – Yellow-Based Greens

Acidic Greens – from Chartreuse to Olive Yellow-based greens were big at the show, and seem to have gone even more acidic than past years. From bright chartreuses to rich olives, the gold in the green was a favorite theme. There are few companies who use the color green as well as Rifle Paper Co., […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Colors Part I – Tomato Red

2013 National Stationery Show – Colors Part I – Tomato Red

Well, I seriously underestimated how long it would take me to: sort through and prep the (hundreds of) pictures I took; organize all the business cards and marketing materials I picked up; and get my mind around how to winnow it all down into a logical series of posts. So, without further ado, heeeeeere’s the […]