Still have a few more posts from NSS… Moglea booth was definitely one of my favorites. Meg is always so fun to chat with, her collection is always so beautiful and unique, it was my pleasure stopping by her booth!
Such a cute card above <3
Up next is Fugu Fugu Press — I’m a big fan of their cute cards and it’s always so nice seeing Shino and Ken. I’ll be so happy to get any of their cards!
Blackbird Letterpress — Love visiting their booth always, too! Kathryn had some new collection, I love the typewriter series… wish I had more time to look at everything!
Pistachio Press — Rachel had an awesome minty green color booth this year and I really liked it. One of her new state print below caught my eye <3
Anemone Letterpress — So great to see Carrie and Wally, and look at these cards! I love the pattern and the color so much. Carrie prints her cards with such tight registration and it’s always peeeeeerfect. I get jealous sometime :)
I was at the National Stationery Show yesterday (I can’t believe it’s been a year) and saw my fellow letterpress folks and also, met a few of my favorite creative people it was oh so so fun! Mili was my assistant, I think she loved meeting everyone and seeing all the pretty papers, too :) I only had a little bit of time so I could only see so much, but I’ll be posting few photos this week… (taking break from regular posting.)
The first photo and this photo below are from the Seed House Stationers. I’ve been a big fan of these creative duo, Shauna and Stephan of Something’s Hiding in Here and Forage Bow Ties and so when I found out that their new stationery products are debuting at the NSS, I couldn’t wait to see what they’ve been working on! Everything was filled with great ideas and unexpected touches, it was such a treat to see everything in person. I also got to meet with them and chat with them — Congratulations, Shauna and Stephan!
Next up — how cute is this dachshund card?! It immediately became one of my favorite dachshund cards! By Pistachio Press.
I’ve been loving all the bunny stuff since Mili was born in a year of rabbit, this bunny holding birthday card from Blackbird Letterpress caught my eye — maybe for her birthday :)
Fugu Fugu Press had some really cute cards (as always!) I can’t be in their booth without saying “CUUUUUTE!” :) I loved seeing Shino-san and Ken there, too!
To be continued…!
The set-up day 3 — I started off with the last row of placing alphabet cards and then, onto placing another vinyl stickers on the wall, kind of like a divider, that goes in between alphabet cards and other greeting cards. But… again, it was really hard to place it totally straight and it made a weird curve towards the right side… (please don’t look closely, I am embarrassed… but it’s true, it was NOT straight…) sigh… oh well.
This is the booth picture at the end of the day. Few decorative things were missing, made a note to bring those, and called the day.
After my booth was very close to be done, I went to the “Press Room” to place our press kits — I was amazed by so many great looking, creative press kits here! This is definitely something I had no idea what to expect and learned so much about. I will do this differently next time for sure. (Mine was just a press release sheets of papers, card samples and my business cards… in an envelope.)
Fugu Fugu Press (left) and Printerette Press (right)
Old Tom Foolery newspaper press kit — very clever and funny, reflects their products very well :)
Paper Stories (left) and Paper Parasol Press (right) — simple and elegant.
((sorry for the blurry pictures))
There are a lot of artists trying to raise funds for Japan Earthquake relief, it is so touching to see! It’s great for us, too, we can shop and be a help at the same time :) Tomoko from TOTA Press is printing a special edition of letterpress cards (see picture above) and 100% of the proceeds go to the American Red Cross. Please check it out here!
Fugu Fugu Press is giving you one free card with every order until the end of the month AND 100% of proceeds will be donated to American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund.
Help Japan poster by rob dobi, all profits from poster to benefit disaster recovery in Japan.
Help Japan online shop via Swedish photographer Hilda Grahnat. All proceeds will be donated.
More great “help Japan” poster round-up over at Bloesem here!!
Shop anything from Mike Perry Studio and 100% of the proceeds will go to help Japan for the rest of the month.
Last, but definitely not least, oktak is donating 50% of all sales to Japan Earthquake Relief. (she inspired me to do the same!)
and please don’t forget, Heartfish Press is donating 50% of all sales to Japan Earthquake Relief also.
Let me know if you are raising funds or if you know of any other artists doing so, I will keep adding links and information here. Thank you so much! and ENJOY shopping for good cause :)