This post is part of an ongoing series of wrap ups from this year's National Stationery Show. Please forgive any discoloration or graininess of the photos (the lighting in the Javits Center stinks!) and check out all the other NSS posts here.
Along with Ladies of Letterpress, my other favorite 'collective' booth was Crow & Canary, which represents some of my favorite studios from last year's show. In fact I was blown away by the quality of their talent and found myself stuttering my excitement to C&C's lovely sales rep, Kimberley. Shall I give you a tour?
The designs from rock scissor paper were right up my alley. I loved the color palette and overlapping shapes that pervade each card; simple, bold, sweet. Check out more designs here.
I totally loved the options from a. favorite design, a new to me letterpress shop. The ticket-style style cards (both raffle ticket and concert ticket) were super adorable. I mean, really, who wouldn't want to see a "rockin' christmas, live at the north pole"? Awesome. Check out more here.
Also new to me is the studio pie bird press. Based out of Albany, NY, they have a great vintage illustrative style that reminds me us '50s era magazine advertisements. That lifesaver is a particular favorite—versatile and beautiful—and I would happily keep a couple stocked in my apartment just in case. Find your favorite here.
Last, and most certainly not least, I was pleasantly surprised to rediscover paper + cup design, a NYC studio that has always delivered on great design. And this year was no different! I was swooning over every row of cards—the ombre holiday cards are divine, the confetti thank you card is perfect, and the holiday tag cards are simple and brilliant—and had to fight off the strong temptation to swipe them all! Thankfully you can get your own without resorting to thievery by simply checking out their website here.