This past weekend I found myself on a 5-day door-to-door whirlwind trip …
to New York City for the National Stationery Show and Surtex (for art licensing). Never one to miss an opportunity to do more, I also visited a client and worked on a secret project, dropped in on a calligraphy class, met some calligraphy luminaries, had dinner with a dear friend, took 7.5 hours of art licensing and copyright classes, connected with clients I’ve worked with but had never met, deepened relationships, encountered vendors of very cool products and services, met a darling new calligraphy friend, shopped at Muji, and took every photo-op that presented itself, starting from the plane (can you believe this shot of Central Park and Manhattan?), and upon checking into my room (that’s the Empire State Building from my window!). One of my collaborations this year has been with Roxy Lou Design + Press. This invitation line specializes in engraving – not to mention gorgeous design – and their motto says it all “High end design meets old world print: the perfect marriage!” Congratulations are in order, as Michelle and Robin are the winners of this year’s Stationery Trend Magazine‘s Trendy Award for their “Flourish” design, in the Bridal category.While it’s nearly impossible to see my lettering (in the photo above) that comprises two of the designs in their current line, I expect you will soon be able to get a better view on their website.
New York City is one of my favourite places to visit. There is always so much to do and see and, even for those who live there, there is never enough time to experience
As always, I will look forward to the next time I have a chance to visit, and I greedily hope that I have the opportunity to stay for just an extra day or two, if only to walk around and snap more photos.
So that I can start planning my next adventure there, what is your suggestion for the best, not-to-be-missed spot in the Big Apple?