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!

Alphabet Greeting Cards

Alphabet Greeting CardsThis week is all about the National Stationery Show! I’ll be introducing what’s debuting on May 15th. First up is the Alphabet Greeting Cards. I reprinted them all for the show (some are in new colors) and will be available both from my online shop and wholesaling.

Inspired by alphabet flash cards and the beauty of vintage wood type blocks, Heartfish Press created 26 different greeting cards for each letter A to Z. Each card celebrates a different occasion. The large letters are printed with real vintage wood type with great texture that digital design can’t reproduce.

Sneak Peek…

I’ve been working hard for the National Stationery Show… it is coming right soon… (starts on the 15th!) Just wanted to share some sneak peeks from the new card lines that are debuting then :) More to come! xo Hijiri

Shop and donate!

tota pressThere 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 posterHelp 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 :)