Live from: National Stationery Show 2012

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Wild Ink at National Stationery Show 2012

The National Stationery Show brings the most innovative and exciting designs in cardstock and stationery to the New York Jacob K Javits Convention Center, with a line-up of exhibitors from all over the world. This year’s show was no exception, showcasing designs to buyers, importers, distributors, press and event planners all vying to see the latest and greatest from the 800 exhibitors with cards, paper goods and gifting items.

Albertine Press at National Stationery Show 2012

Eco sensibility: Brown cardstock with an aged/recycled feel, often featuring historic and geographical subject matter that has been hand-illustrated with simple black line drawings.

Night Owl Paper Goods at National Stationery Show 2012

Hunger games: Food imagery often takes the form of cartoon illustrations, transformed into conversational characters.

Sapling Press at National Stationery Show 2012

Mixed typography: This trend is significant in communicating engaging messages that feature either all capital letter sentences or messages with no punctuation or capital lettering at all. Text also uses alternating font sizes to emphasise certain aspects of the memo.