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national stationery show 2011: the final roundup

by Grace Bonney


Today is my final post on the 2011 National Stationery Show. It was a show full of exciting ideas and the beginnings of some fun new trends. I’m really excited to see where the looser, softer watercolor-style stationery trend will go, and I’m always happy to see more gold pop up in cards. But for today, I’m rounding up the last of our favorites: summer-themed cards, Morse code necklaces (I just ordered one), mix tape stamps, geometric patterns and some great bike cards that I’m immediately buying when they hit the shelves. I hope you’ll enjoy this last roundup and check out more work from all of these talented designers. xo, grace


Images above: I loved the raised letters on these paper sheets from the sisters at Fawnsberg.


Image above: My beloved bike cards. Gilah Press really did it up this year with awesome bike stationery. I have hard time looking at them and not hearing lines from Portlandia’sDream of the 90s” song where they talk about “People ride bikes and double-decker bikes!” I actually saw my first hipster double-decker bike in Brooklyn the other day. It was insane.

CLICK HERE for 20 more new card designs from NSS after the jump!


Images above: Shoe and bike cards from Gilah Press.




Images above: I was so happy to see Jill Bliss back at the NSS this year after a three-year break. Her animal posters were fantastic — the images depict animals and nature found in their natural habitat. The black background prints were veggies Jill grew (and ate) in her own garden.


Image above: I loved this old-school skater girl card from Hammerpress.


Image above: This astrology card was a favorite of Amy’s. Design by Printerette



Images above: I loooved these Morse code necklaces from Coatt. You can get custom messages written in code. So sweet.


Images above: Sweet floral cards by Dear Hancock


Image above: A fun campfire card from Gold Teeth


Image above: Heron cards from Ink + Wit


Image above: Geometric thank yous from Yellow Owl Workshop


Image above: Ikat-style notepads from Susy Jack


Image above: We loved this arrow card by Anemone Letterpress


Image above: Sweet and simple pocket-sized notebooks from Pocket Dept.


Image above: These banjo and instrument cards from Wildhorse Press made me so happy.


Image above: How awesome are these customizable mix tape stamps from Yellow Owl Workshop? Christine always has fun new ideas.


Image above: A sweet space-themed card from Carrie at Two Trick Pony

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