There is something magical in seeing what you can do, what texture and tone and colour you can produce merely with a pen point and a bottle of ink. Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
April was National Stationery Month and May hosts the National Stationery Show in New York. No surprise then about what has been on our minds!
Originally the term stationery referred to all goods sold by a Stationer; the word “Stationer’ implied that his shop had a fixed location as opposed to goods sold by a travelling salesman. Often Stationers were established near a university (location, location, location!). As a twist to this definition, the National Stationery Show draws together Stationers from their shops and studios all over the world to New York for a energy charged annual celebration of stationery.
We love stationery because of the creative rocket fuel packed in every item. Pen, ink, pencils and paper are only some of the fascinating materials connected to the process of visual and written expression. Don’t bother drawing a boundary around this definition unless you do it in pencil. Stationery is expanding!
At the very heart of our stationery obsession is paper. As designers for letterpress, we aim to create printed designs that captivate the senses and inspire your written words. Our cards weave together text, images, typeface, ink and paper to create a compelling platform for your message. We are very excited to show off our latest concepts and to meet other attendees who share in our passion.
If you are going to the National Stationery Show this year we look forward to meeting you at Booth 1870.