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’s “Dream 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