Guest Blog: National Stationery Show 2008 Spotlight


The National Stationery Show is taking place in New York at the Jacob Javits Contention Center from May 18-21, so I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the Stationery Show, some of its exhibitors and just stationery in general. Starting today and running until the last day of the show, I will be spotlighting stationery on Indie Fixx.

Today’s coverage starts things off with a Guest Blog post from Jill DeLuce of DeLuce Design. Beautiful stationery and the art of the written word have held a place in Jill’s heart until one fine day in 2005, she took a small collection of her card designs to a trade show and turned a life-long love into a business. Jill creates sweetly simple and delicate letterpress designs and has been featured on Indie Fixx several times before.

Jill took time out of her schedule last week, while she was busy preparing for the National Stationery Show, to write this post for you featuring some of her favorite stationers. You can visit Jill at the Stationery Show in Booth #1836.

by guest contributor Jill DeLuce

I have always enjoyed sending cards… thank you’s, birthday’s, just because… I have quite a collection, since my love for stationery began around the time I learned how to write! Here are some of my picks from my collection, three of whom will be exhibiting at the National Stationery Show this year.


1. Couture Maps – I have admired illustrator Stephannie Barba since she designed my wedding invitations back in 2003. I always turn to her for custom calligraphy, hand-lettering and the sweetest hand-drawn maps.


2. Me Art & Design is a favorite greeting card line. Their designs are sweet and colorful—just like a candy shoppe. All their cards are embellished with glitter or rhinestones. Yummy! National Stationery Show Booth #3549.


3. I also love Madebygirl’s new line of 100% recycled designer cards. They are kind of glamorous and irreverent—perfect to send to my girlfriends on those “just because” occasions. National Stationery Show Booth #1842.


4. For letterpress, my favorite line for a few years now has been Night Owl Paper Goods—their designs are so detailed, fresh and inspired. I tend to save their cards, they are too pretty to use! National Stationery Show Booth #1644.