We’ve been back from our trip to 2013 National Stationery Show for 13 days and it was a doozy! Mr. Mate accompanied us on the trip and was a big help as support staff bringing us sweet, icy, caffeinated beverages each day.
This year Sarah from Tutta Lou Press and I shared booth 1875 and the day before our pallet was scheduled to ship, we expanded from a 10×8 foot booth to a 20×8 foot booth. With a little ingenuity and some flexibility, the booth turned out well and gave us much more space.
Unfortunately the extra space also meant ditching our flooring and going with the industrial chic look of the bare concrete floor at Javits. We covered the 8 foot wall with a curtain I had from the 2011 Seattle Gift Show and in our flameproofing adventures, found gaffters tape that closely approximated the chartreuse I used for printing our NSS mailers. You can see our mailers blogged about on Crow and Canary and Urbanic. You can see more shots of the booth blogged on Oh So Beautiful Paper.
All in all I was really happy how the booth turned out and appreciated new buyers, reconnecting with buyers I met last year, and meeting a ton of amazing artists whose work I love.