Snapshots from NSS: Vol. 2 - New Designs from RPS Favorites
Our time at the National Stationery Show (NSS) in New York meant that we had the chance to check out the best of the best in paper products, from across the country (and in some cases, the world!). While there were new vendors we were excited to meet, we also had the chance to visit some of our favorite artists we currently carry at Rock Paper Scissors, to say hello, catch up, and check out their new designs. Hand-drawn and awesome? Damn straight! The Ladyfingers Letterpress booth was a sight to behold! There's nothing better than a wall full of hand drawn, letterpress printed cards (many with adorable illustrations and almost all with a clever quip or pun!). Not to mention that these ladies are some of the nicest people ever. We spent a solid amount of time swooning over Ladyfinger's new releases, including this birthday card featuring a constellation star guide. The piece has moving parts, so you can see how the night sky changes on each day of the year! Message reads: "Wishing You A Stellar Birthday!" The number of booths with great new goods made for long days walking the NSS exhibit floor - and made cases of hangry a real possibility. (That's hungry + angry, for those who may not be familiar with the term, or rather, angry 'cause you're hungry. The Aretha Franklin / Liza Minnelli Snicker's Superbowl commercial is a great reference material regarding the hangry concept). Needless to say, we loved the adorable Emergency Hangry Snacks bags from Ladyfingers (pictured above). Speaking of adorable, how about this pregnancy card?!?! The lettering, the letterpress, the pop-out detail?! We're loving this new release from Ladyfingers Letterpress (pictured above). In fact, this card, and all the other new guys, are each headed to Rock Paper Scissors in Ann Arbor! At NSS, we also got our first sneak peek of the newest cards from The Social Type, including the adorable union wedding cards above (two brides/grooms are better than one), and the "Forever + Ever" card below. Awesome lettering, gorgeous foil, and sweet sentiments, perfect for the big day! The Social Type's new, funky lettering style carried over onto additional new releases we loved, including the "poppin' bottles for you" card pictured above (perfect for a wedding, birthday, or really any sort of congratulations). With the graffiti type and the foil hologram, it's clear that the 90s are finally making their long awaited comeback. We were also fans of the "you make my heart go boom boom boom" card (pictured below), with its bright pink lettering against a white background. These, and many other new cards from The Social Type, are headed to Ann Arbor soon! Rifle Paper Co. is another current RPS vendor booth we enjoyed visiting with while checking out the new goods! We loved their gorgeous booth, as well as their new items, many of which had fun, bright color palettes, like this illustrated travel journal pictured below. The bright colors of their pink and chartreuse gold foil floral journals are a breath of fresh air! We love the new take on Rifle's signature floral patterns in these notebooks, which come two per set. Rifle has also recently released these new swan and flamingo illustrated notebooks, just in time for warmer weather. The bright, summery floral coaster set pictured below comes in a gorgeous patterned box. It's one of many new takes on the Rifle Paper signature floral style that we're gave two thumbs up. Stay tuned to see all the beautiful new cards and products heading our way from Rifle Paper Co. It was so fun getting to spend time chatting with the friendly duo behind Ink Meets Paper. They had plenty of new designs for us to discover (each so lovely that we had to order them all!) The walls filled with new releases (one of many, pictured above) were just beaaaauuuutiful! I was particularly fond of the pattern, color choices, and lettering on the "you are so lovely" card, as well as the adorable arrow "hello" card (pictured above). I'm also a sucker for paper airplane details (reminiscent one of my favorite previous Ink Meets Paper releases), so I had to snap a shot of the perfectly pressed "happy birthday" card below. Each of these new kids on the block are headed to Rock Paper Scissors! Loving the new finds from our talented NSS friends? Be sure to follow Rock Paper Scissors on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram to see when the new goods from NSS arrive in the store! Enjoying our snapshots from the National Stationery Show? You can check out our first post, featuring New York themed hand lettering, as well as featured cards and goods from Moglea, Bench Pressed, Linda & Harriet, and Compendium, by clicking here.