National Stationery Show 2010 : World of Illustration, Part 1

I have a soft spot for great illustration, and there was no shortage of fantastic illustrated greeting cards and stationery at this year’s stationery show. From the wonderfully fun creations of Brad Woods (Maginating Letterpress + Design) to Carolyn Gavin’s (Ecojot) illustrated notebooks for a great cause, there was so much to see.

The Maginating Letterpress + Design booth was so much fun. Even the grumpy clouds made me smile, and the From the Tools card is perfect for Father’s Day, which will be here before we know it:


Maginating Letterpress + Design


Lots of buzz about the Rifle Paper Co. booth, and with good reason. Anna Bond’s illustrated cards and invitations are absolutely beautiful. She really takes it to the next level, and I cannot wait until her line of personalized wedding and event invitation templates launches later this year.


Anna Bond Rifle Paper Co.


And these recipe boxes, made from reclaimed wood, plus coordinating recipe cards would make fantastic gifts. Plus, a calendar! Can’t wait until that’s released later this year.


Anna Bond Rifle Paper Co.


I cannot get enough of Cindy Tomczyk’s whimsical illustrations, and I had so much fun in the Let {her} Press booth, of which Paper Parasol, Cindy’s greeting card and stationery shop, was a part. A little more from Cindy later, but here’s a peek at her all occasion line:


Cindy Tomczyk Paper Parasol


Pie! Seriously, I’m gobbling up this print from Old School Stationers as soon as I spot it in their shop. They’ve really tapped into the do-it-yourself/back to the land zeitgeist with their In the Kitchen line, which features prints and letterpress cards in four designs:


Old School Stationers


Ecojot debuted a new line of notebooks, illustrated by Carolyn Gavin, at the stationery show. The line represents a new partnership with Jane Goodall, and a royalty from the purchase of each of the new wildlife notebooks will be given to the Jane Goodall Institute to help conserve an endangered species.


Ecojot Carolyn Gavin

photos by yours truly

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