NSS: The Insider’s Guide, Part 2!

A few weeks back, TPC posted its first National Stationery Show Insider’s Guide. The idea, which came from Amy Smyth of A Smyth Co., was for exhibitors to share which booths they cannot miss.

Now, no one can come to me with a good idea without becoming a part of the project itself. So today, I’ve got a real treat for you all: picks from Amy & her partner in crime John! First up, a peek of their wares.

PrintInside: Wishing you and your squad a Happy Thanksgiving!

John and Amy’s first pick is OPLUSD/offensive+delightful.Graphic design, color and typography done right,” they noted. “Olga Krigman, owner & designer, is a character not to be missed.”

I have to say, I have to agree on both counts (and I must warn, these designs may be NSFW)! Don’t miss OPLUSD in Booth 2040.

oplusd_1 copy mm08+oplusd1 ladiesweed_oplusd1 copy good gg03_oplusd1 copy blunt_oplusd1 copy

Their next pick is Maginating in Booth 1763. “Cute, witty illustrations,” they noted. “Brad Woods, owner & illustrator, has a dry humor that can only come from a Canadian.”

It’s not too surprising that Maginating has won several LOUIE Awards, including Card of the Year — and are up again this year!ST_Maginating_A_Is_For01ST_Maginating_B_Is_For01 ST_Maginating_C_is_For01 ST_Maginating_Birthday_Ship_In_A_Bottle01ST_Maginating_Birthday_Bark01 ST_Maginating_Birthday_Bats01Their next pick is Naughty Betty, distributed by Calypso Cards. “Humorous copy that nails it every time,” they told me. 

I couldn’t agree more — see them in Booth 2520!NB242 copy NB239 copyTheir next pick is Sapling Press, also one of my all-time faves. “Wit, sarcasm, humor and silliness. Lisa Krowinski is a genius curator and writer of all this funniness.”

Do what you will at NSS, but don’t miss Booth 2353! Sapling_Press_#020Sapling_Press_#918Sapling_Press_MugLast up, we’ve got Snow & Graham. “Classic, timeless, beautiful illustration and design.”

Very well-said — see them in Booth 1835!679_Mint_Dots copy 1482_Pretty_Cake copy 2112_Pretty_Cake copy

These picks are so fabulous and spot-on, Amy & John! Be sure not to miss A Smyth in Booth #1851!

Stay tuned for more picks in this series from Rifle Paper Co., Sugar Paper, Hello!Lucky, Smudge Ink and Twig & Fig. And, if you haven’t made your NSS plans yet, the time is now. Register to attend here and apply to exhibit here!