May 18, 2012

{2012 national stationery show}
sneak peek: two trick pony

Things are bustling in Two Trick Pony's stable these days. The ponies have been hard at work with a brand new collection debuting at NSS in the C&C booth. Not only is there more to the bold, typographical series that you see above, they're also releasing a gorgeous new holiday collection that is flat printed - making boxed sets quite budget friendly. I'm also quite excited about their new postcard collections and series of prints.

Gallop on over to Booth No. 3024 to take a gander.

{all images via two trick pony}

May 17, 2012

{2012 national stationery show}
sneak peek: yellow owl workshop

So I know we're a bit far away from the holidays yet, but all the great new products for Christmas and Hanukkah start premiering this time of year so that all your favorite shops can place orders in advance. I absolutely couldn't resist sharing Yellow Owl Workshop's new stamp sets. Do you see what I see? Newsprint + rainbow stamp pads + YOW stamp sets = the best custom gift wrap on the block.

Check out Yellow Owl Workshop's wares in the Aesthetic Movement booth - Booth No. 1540 

{all images by yellow owl workshop}

May 16, 2012

{2012 national stationery show}
sneak peek: dear hancock

Dear Hancock's much anticipated desk calendar will be making it's grand debut in just a few days at NSS! The desk series began as a small stationery series and has been so wildly popular that they've expanded their offerings. I even got in on the action last year with a stunning custom desk painted by Dear Hancock. In addition to their calendar, DH has been hard at work on a number of new everyday and holiday cards. How darling are those silhouette birthday cards above?

Visit Dear Hancock in Booth No. 1952 

{all images via dear hancock}

May 15, 2012

{2012 national stationery show}
sneak peek: flywheel press

This new series of color gradient (or split fountain, if you want to get into printer's speak) cards from Flywheel Press is simply gorgeous! And this is just the beginning, Flywheel Press has been hard at work at several new series that are equally fantastic, all debuting at NSS. 

Additionally, Flywheel Press is the organizer of a mega-awesome matchbook notebook giveaway sponsored by Legion Paper and designed by a bevy of the best and brightest stationers, read more about the project and see a complete list of participants here

And whatever you do, don't forget to stop by Flywheel Press, Booth No. 1967  

{all images by flywheel press}

May 14, 2012

{2012 national stationery show}
sneak peek: egg press

It's safe to say that Egg Press knows their stuff, they've been on the scene for over a decade and are well known for their iconic designs. I've been a groupie pretty much since the beginning; I think that I still have a "Good Egg" card somewhere in my archives, the moniker they used in the early days.

Lucky for all of us, they are introducing some stellar new products and designs at NSS, including some very handsome die cut ornament cards for the holidays. I'm particularly excited about the new notebooks, loving those repeat patterns! Visit Egg Press in Booth No. 1658

{all images via egg press}

May 11, 2012

{2012 national stationery show}
pre-show picks

OneCanoeTwo {Booth No. 1875}
Aesthetic Movement {Booth No. 1540}
featuring: Austin Press, Beau Ideal, Set Editions & Yellow Owl Workshop
Albertine Press {Booth No. 2042} 
[mailer from anemone press]
Anemone Letterpress {Booth No. 1968}
Banquet Atelier & Workshop {Booth No. 1958}
Blackbird Letterpress {Booth No. 1959}
Blue Barnhouse {Booth No. 2267}*
Branch + Cotton {Booth No. 1678}
Catherine Greenup Visual {Booth No. 1076}
Chronicle Books {Booth No. 2362}
Chewing the Cud {Booth No. 1831}
Coral & Tusk {Booth No. 1755}

[mailer from crow and canary]
Crow and Canary {Booth No. 3024}
featuring: a. favorite design, black & white and red all over, candyspotting, eieio, enormous champion, ghost academy, gilah press + design, greenwich letterpress, lark press, little lark, paper + cup design, pie bird press, red cap cards, rock scissor paper, two trick pony & waterknot 
[mailer from dear hancock] 
Dear Hancock {Booth No. 1952}*
[mailer from dingbat press]
Dingbat Press {Booth No. 2063}
Double Bravo Designs {Booth No. 1953}
Ecka & Pecka {Booth No. 2807}
Egg Press {Booth No. 1658}
Elum {Booth No. 3013}
[mailer from farewell paperie]
Farewell Paperie {Booth No. 2065}
[mailer from fig. 2 design studio]
Fig. 2 Design Studio {Booth No. 1671}
[mailer from fine day press]
Fine Day Press {Booth No. 1946} 
Flywheel Press {Booth No. 1967}
Fox Tail Press {Booth No. 2158}
Fugu Fugu Press {Booth No. 1956}
Gold Teeth Brooklyn {Booth No. 1579}*
Hammerpress {Booth No. 1663}
Hard Cards {Booth No. 2044}
Ilee Papergoods {Booth No. 1175}
Kate & Birdie Paper Co. {Booth No. 1655}
Katharine Watson {Booth No. 1842}
[mailer from kelp designs]
Kelp Designs {Booth No. 1675}
L2 Design Collective {Booth No. 2035}
Linda & Harriet {Booth No. 2070}
Maginating {Booth No. 1962}
Man vs. George {Booth No. 1767}
Mr. Boddington's Studio {Booth No. 1762}
[mailer from night owl paper goods]
Night Owl Paper Goods {Booth No. 1951}
9Spotmonk Letterpress {Booth No. 1653}
Oblation Papers & Press {Booth No. 2711}

[mailer from oddball press]
Oddball Press {Booth No. 1679}*
Old School Stationers {Booth No. 1662}
Old Tom Foolery {Booth No. 1550}
Plane Paper {Booth No. 1582}
Pei Design {Booth No. 1676}
Pistachio Press {Booth No. 1965}
Printerette Press {Booth No. 2056}
Rag & Bone Bindery {Booth No. 3034}
Rifle Paper Co. {Booth No. 1740}
Sapling Press {Booth No. 1964}*
Screech Owl Design {Booth No. 1562}
seed house stationers {Booth No. 2274 in the ladies of letterpress booth}
SIMPLESONG Design {Booth No. 1768}
Smock {Booth No. 2241}
Studio Olivine {Booth No. 1659}*
[mailer from sugar paper los angeles]
Sugar Paper Los Angeles {Booth No. 1843}
Sugarcube Press {Booth No. 1947}
SusyJack {Booth No. 1674}*
Sycamore Street Press {Booth No. 1752}
The Great Lakes {Booth No. 1677}*

[mailer from the nic studio] 
The Nic Studio {Booth No. 1969}
The Regional Assembly of Text {Booth No. 1576}
[mailer from the social type]
The Social Type {Booth No. 1869}
Twig & Fig {Booth No. 1451}
Urubbu {Booth No. 1455}
Wednesday {Booth No. 2054}
Wildhorse Press {Booth No.1862}
Wild Ink Press {Booth No. 1971}

{* represented by Crow and Canary}

It's officially time for C&C's 2012 Stationery Show pre-picks! This has always been such a fun post to put together; you can peek at past year's picks: 2011, 2010 & 2009 if you are so inclined, as well. Can't wait to visit old chums and make new friends. See you all soon!

May 10, 2012

{2012 national stationery show}
sneak peek: the social type

The Social Type is another brilliant stationer making their debut at NSS 2012. I've been a fan of the line since they hit the stationery scene and am elated that they are introducing several new collections; a vivid foil line, pigment stamped cards and a brand new gift wrap line.

Check out these charmers in Booth No. 1869
{images via the social type}

May 9, 2012

{2012 national stationery show} instagram mania

@hidinginhere : seed house stationers
@sugarcubepress : sugar cube press
@catherinepolacek : printerette press
@angelaliguori : carta inc.
@1canoe2letterpress : 1canoe2 letterpress
@fugufugupress : fugu fugu press
@twopaperdolls : two paper dolls
@curlygirl510 : curly girl design
@nicstudio : the nic studio