Helen Dardik for Psikhouvanjou
This Week’s Picks
♥ I would love to see this exhibition by Talia Greene in person. Amazing.
♥ Holy awesome foil stamping, Batman!
♥ Beautiful new metallic cotton ribbons from Studio Carta.
♥ Not paper but, boy, do I ever want to get my hands on some of these super cool cookie cutters from Printmeneer. – via
♥ Big news from Hello! Lucky.
♥ Check out this paper sculpture by Harikrishnan Panicker and Deepti Nair for AIGA.
♥ Incredible newspaper hats by Mary Design.
images from Helen Dardik
Wild Ink Press (booth #2071) has many, many fantastic new paper goodies making their debut at the National Stationery Show this year. I am so excited that they’re introducing a collection of textile-inspired patterned gift wrap – yay, awesome gift wrap! And Wild Ink will also be debuting two new letterpress card collections – Idioms and Quotations – as well as a new letterpress calendar and notepads.
The Idioms card series includes clever cards that have fun little lines like “no one measures up to you” and “another birthday? piece of cake”, with simple hand-drawn illustrations that coordinate with each idiom:
And the Quotations card series features quotes from noteworthy people and fun die-cut windows that give you a peek at the hand drawn illustration that’s revealed, along with the rest of the quote, when you open the card. Love it!
images from Wild Ink Press
I am completely smitten with these awesome illustrated greeting cards by Aurelie Guilerey for 1973. I love the retro style and texture, and I’m thinking that these cards would make wonderful little framed art pieces, too.
You can check out all of the available card designs over in the 1973 shop, and have a look at more of Aurelie’s fantastic illustrations right here.
images from 1973
It’s always a great “paper day” for me when Tag Team Tompkins introduces new designs, and their four new letterpress art prints are absolutely lovely. The new prints feature Tag Team Tompkins’ trademark blend of letterpress, papercutting, and hand drawn calligraphy, as well as quotes that inspire happiness, love, and passion. What a wonderful way to welcome spring!
images from Tag Team Tompkins
How about a couple of National Stationery Show sneak peeks to start off the week?
Plane Paper (booth #1674) is bringing lots of color to the show this year with a range of lovely laser cut paper creations featuring their new Sorbet duplex paper. Tri*pop hidden message cards and bottle tags are among the fun new laser cut products that will be making their debut at the show!
And speaking of debuts, Los Angeles-based Iron Curtain Press (booth #1679) will be making their NSS debut this year with around 60 brand new letterpress cards featuring whimsical, hand drawn lettering and illustration or sleek, hand set type. Sweet!
images from Plane Paper & Iron Curtain Press