NSS 2011 Recipe Card Project

Sponsored by Legion Paper, organized by Flywheel Press, this recipe card project was absolutely my favorite at the National Stationery Show 2011!

Legion Paper is proud to announce its collaboration with 15 letterpress printers and designers on a project to promote the art of letterpress printing at the 2011 National Stationery Show from May 15-18, 2011.

The project consists of heirloom quality letterpress printed recipe cards, all printed on different papers sourced from around the world.  Legion Paper worked closely with each designer to hand-select the papers to perfectly complement the style and design of each card.

At Legion Paper booth, they gave out a recipe card box (how lovely! Letterpress-printed, of course.) and a card that indicated all the participants and their booth numbers to let your hunt begin.

Look at the awesome group of letterpress companies! (It was VERY nice meeting some of them.)

I couldn’t collect them all unfortunately… :( but look what I got!

Each recipe card says what kind of paper was used and company’s name.

This was such a great idea and now I have not only these beautiful recipe cards in a box, but also, all these paper samples that I can consider for my future projects!

Our Booth Giveaway at the NSS

One of the things I learned and enjoyed at the stationery show is a booth giveaway. Every booth/company had something for the audiences to take home with so they can remember the booth/company. Some are just catalogs and business cards (well, these are mandatory), but some had really creative fun giveaways. I couldn’t walk around much, but I’m sure there were tons more fresh ideas!

Our Ladies of Letterpress booth did an “Alter Ego ID card” giveaway (Maia from Dandy Lion Press came up with the idea and we all went with it. Elizabeth from Wildhorse Press designed the template, Kim from Paper Lovely designed the back of the card with all of our company names and Ladies of Letterpress logo). Each 11 of us came up with 2 alter egos, designed them and letterpress printed them so we had 22 different kinds of ID cards to choose from, we take picture of you, print it out, trim it out and ta-da — your alter ego card is ready. It was so fun to see people’s reactions and interact with people :) Who would your alter ego be?

and the papers we used were Holyoke Premium Cotton donated by Holyoke Fine Papers. Thank you!

Mine :)

We also hosted a breakfast one morning — it was fun to get together before the busy day and meet with other exhibitors, eat, drink and chat. The invitation was designed and letterpress printed by Nadia from Ink Petals.

And Kseniya from Thomas-Printers made these cute “Printer” badge and everyone wore it with our passes, we are all so proud! Thank you!

LOVE Giveaway

LOVE print

Hi there! I hope you all had a great weekend… did you watch Super Bowl? Or Puppy Bowl? :)

Heartfish Blog has a new look now to go with the Heartfish Press website as you realized. Simpler and cleaner, has bigger images and I’ll be organizing contents more so it’ll be easier to find what you are looking for!

Anyways. My copy of the UPPERCASE issue 8 has arrived and guess what…? I received my own sampler (see everyone’s amazing pieces here)! What are the chances, right? I’m lucky that way, I guess… :) Well, someone else should enjoy this… so I have decided to give that one away here on my blog!

LOVE print

To enter, please leave a comment here and tell me your favorite love song by the end of the day Friday, February 11th and I will pick a winner on Monday, February 14th — on Valentine’s Day <3 All your tweets @heartfishpress and facebook mentions count, too :)

Good luck! xo Hijiri

Giveaway at Simply Grove

Pssssst. Great giveaway is going on over at Simply Grove… you win two things…

One is a cashmere and wool necklace designed and created by Elise Vaughn of Brass Razoo. (so cute!)

And another one is my Live What You Love letterpress poster!!!

Go over there and enter now! GOOD LUCK!!

**My giveaway entry is ending tonight**