We're back from an amazing week at the National Stationery Show! It was actually our very first time exhibiting at the show (though we had visited it last year) and we launched our wedding retail collection, which generated overwhelming response!
The process started on friday and saturday, where Steve and I put up the booth ourselves (with the help of the wonderful Javits staff, Manny Stone and Freeman). We kept it relatively simple, budget-friendly and DIY by ordering our own frames and assembling and mounting them ourselves on the Manny Stone foam core walls. Huge payoff. Not only was the booth unique and modern, it completely embodied our aesthetic and branding. And it was within budget. The rest was all decorating it and getting custom ordered furniture in place.
The show itself was so much fun and we had a great time not only meeting retailers, but also connecting and expanding our network of fellow stationers and letterpress studio owners. It's a wonderful community and it was great to finally meet a lot of the people whose work we've admired over the years.
Here are some photos of the booth and of us
I have to stress what an amazing experience it was (and certainly very eye opening). I have tons of ideas and inspiration for things to come in the future thanks to this year's NSS!
There are a couple of blogs that came by and are doing an amazing job at covering the show. To see more pictures of other booths and companies featured in the show, check them out:
Oh So Beautiful Paper
Elizabeth Anne Designs: The Blog