Well, it’s June 19 – officially a month and a day since the 2014 National Stationery Show launched in New York, but as you can tell from my delayed recap it’s also been a month of order-filling, business-card-follow-upping, new-friend-on-instagram-stalking, with a little sleep mixed in because, you know, health. We had a terrific time and made some new friends, reunited with old ones, and proudly, I must admit – avoided getting single paper cut! And there was a lotta frickin paper there.
Some of the show highlights included being nominated for 8 Louie Awards and winning 5 in the categories: Announcements & Photo Cards above $3.50, Deluxe Wedding Invitation Suite – Classic Printed, General Invitations above $3.50, Religious Celebrations above $3.50, and Print and Production Excellence – a category we won our first Louie award in last year! We were also honored to be announced as the winner of the Trendys Award in the Greeting Card Category!
But enough about us. I mean, we’re honored – humbly and to the max, of course. But there were so many more way cool moments that happened besides being adorned by heavy glass objects (which, by the way, did not cause any emergency dental work this year!).
Take, for example the 2014 Paper Party - what a bash! As you can see from the Smilebooth pictures, we maybe had a little toooooo much fun. Afterwards we popped over to the Shutterfly Designer Soiree downtown at the Bowery Hotel and had some fancy pictures taken that make me look a zillion times more classy than I actually am. Cool!
Then there were the daily Hand Lettering Demos that we held at our booth, sponsored by our good friends and Sakura of America! They were kind enough to put together these awesome little pen packs that included our favorite Sakura products: Pigma® Micron® and their brand new fineline Gelly Roll® Moonlight® 06 pens! We had a great time sitting down with our visitors and chatting with them while we hand-lettered a phrase of their choice right before their eyes. Sakura has graciously put together blog posts documenting each day of the lettering demos on their blog here: Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. Did you attend the event but haven’t gotten around to tagging us on instagram? It’s not too late! @ladyfingersletterpress and @sakuraofamerica.
All in all, we were psyched with the response to our brand new deluxe cards, rubber stamps and boozeware, in addition to all new cards that I just can’t stop sending to family, friends and random strangers. We’re happy to be finally catching up with real life and back in the studio, dreaming up more ideas for new releases! Stay tuned!