national stationery show 2011: part 2 (bright colors)

by Grace Bonney

This year’s stationery show made me smile primarily because there was a real resurgence of COLOR. I’ve grown to appreciate subtlety in colors and patterns over the years, but a really nice bright color always gets my heart racing ten times faster. So this morning I thought it would be fun to round up my favorite uses of bright saturated color from this year’s National Stationery Show. These are the sorts of cards that stand out across a room and really bring a piece of paper to life. Bonus points for those designers who chose to keep the neon trend going. I never met an electric orange anything I didn’t like. xo, grace

Image above: An electric orange card from Gilah Press

Image above: Neon orange/pink card from Anemone Letter Press

Image above: A bright pink mitten card from Gold Teeth in Brooklyn.

Image above: The pink in Nathalie Lete‘s stationery collection was so vibrant. Especially against that bright green- it was just stunning.

CLICK HERE for 11 more beautiful bright cards after the jump!

Image above: a bright pink flower calendar from Susy Jack

Images above: All the cards at the Studio SloMo (one of my new favs) in Austin, TX. booth were alive with color. Electric pinks, blues and oranges made these cards some of my absolute favorites. Even when the colors got softer in hue, it was still a vibrant sherbet color, rather than a muted one.

Images above: colorful cards from Carrie at Anemone Letterpress.

Image above: I loved the electric red in this holiday card from Yellow Owl Workshop.

Image above: the dotted line in this heart card from Gold Teeth was so bright it felt like it was stitched with a neon thread. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Images above: More neon cards from Gilah Press

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