Stationery Show preview

As we finish up our preparation for the Stationery Show next week, I wanted to give everyone a little preview of what's new.

Our two big features are the introduction of over 15 new designs in our popular Lines series, and the debut of our new Jet Set collection of note cards.

We're delighted to announce that the Jet Set cards have been chosen as part of the Best New Product display at the show this year and we can't wait to show them off!

We've also added several new Marisa cards including these bathtub prints.

In addition to our own work, this year I headed up a collaboration of several small design and print studios to produce a limited-edition book and series of prints as a promotion for the Stationery Show. This year the group consists of Albertine Press, Linda & Harriett, Spruce Avenue and Two Trick Pony.

We chose Lewis Carroll's "The Walrus and the Carpenter" with each studio creating one or more illustration plates for the poem, while I designed and produced the book structure. It's an accordion-fold pocket book, which neatly holds each card alongside the stanzas which it illustrates.

In order to complete the full set, attendees at the show will need to visit each of our booths to collect the book and all of the illustration plates. If you'll be attending the show, please stop by (we're in #1934) and take a look!

I was so excited to receive the print samples from everyone this week. I feel pretty confident that they'll go fast, and I'm already eager to plan next year's "Small Studios, Big Ideas Print Production."

Now, if I can just make it through the next week...

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