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1. NEW TRADE SHOW - blueprint

Blueprint is a brand new print show that will take place in New York from the 14th - 16th May. The show is the brainchild of the Cinnamon Joe Studio and is created by and led by design studios. It will feature the art of twelve well established studios from around the world and will take place in the Affinia Manhattan Hotel. It will take place at a time when the studios would be in New York

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2. SURTEX 2014 - flyers part five

It's the very last day of Surtex Flyers as the show will open to visitors this Sunday (May 18th). The post begins with some amazing flyers from Amy Blay who will be showing new work with The Lilla Rogers Studio in booth 317. Below : Toronto based pattern and surface designer Paula Lukey will be in booth 245. Below : Sandra Jacobs and her amazing watercolour florals will be in

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3. SURTEX 2014 - bright

It is week two of our round-up of Surtex Flyers. The show will open on Sunday so many movers and shakers from the Surface Design business will be making their way to New York this week. P&P will showcase artists to look out for and for those of us not attending we can still get a flavour of the show and follow up artists on the web. Today's artists are all from Bright art licensing who will be

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4. SURTEX 2014 - flyers part two

More fab flyers today with a variety of designers who will be showcasing new work at Surtex. We start with designer  Lesley Grainger who will be debuting new categories and themes, such as, florals, holiday, christmas, inspirational, patterns and of course all new baby & kids in Booth 647. Below : Tamara Kate grew up on the colourful Caribbean island of Trinidad, where one cannot help

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5. SURTEX 2014 - flyers part three

Our first Surtex fyer today comes from Rachel Gresham who has a wonderful selection of new prints and collections to show buyers in booth 645. Below : Toronto-based surface pattern designer and licensing artist Elizabeth Olwen will be showcasing her beautiful florals and more in Booth 741. Below : Sarah Ehlinger of Very Sarie is making her Surtex debut this

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6. SURTEX 2014 - flyers part four

With just two more blogging days to go before Surtex I have lots more flyers to share with you today. We start with Victoria Johnson, a designer whose work I love, who has some fabulous new designs to showcase in booth 447. Below : Kelly Ventura in booth 652 is a Michigan-based surface and product designer leaving her unique mark on the home, gift and apparel markets with her fresh

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7. SURTEX 2014 - dotty wren studio

It's that time of year again when anyone involved in Surface Pattern design will turn their thoughts to Surtex. Print & Pattern will be showcasing artists and studios to look out for in the run-up to the show. Around 100 artists have submitted flyers so there will be lots to see over the next two weeks. I am starting with some super cute flyers from The Dotty Wren Studio who will be making

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8. SURTEX 2014 - ampersand

Ampersand Design Studio will be heading to New York for their 3rd year showing at Surtex! Since last year, they have partnered with companies including Tiny Prints, Oopsy Daisy, and Giggle! and have just released their second fabric collection with Windham Fabrics called '8 Days a Week', with a third collection coming this autumn. In addition, they also continue to partner with teNeues for fun,

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9. SURTEX 2014 - flyers part one

Here is a round-up of Surtex flyers starting with these subtle woodland themed prints from Laura Wooten. Laura is newly represented by London Portfolio and will be exhibiting for the first time this year in booths 1001-1003. Laura is inspired by gardens, landscapes, and the simple beauty of the natural world. Her background in painting and collage brings a lively hand-drawn style to her surface

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10. SURTEX 2014 - forest foundry

These colourful flyers are all from Forest Foundry a new art collective featuring features eight artists from around the world who all got together through Lilla Roger's Making Art That Sells class. The collective have been busy communicating across the globe and will all met up in New York for their Surtex debut in Booth 726. Above and below are flyers from the very talented Kat Kalindi

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11. SURTEX 2014 - lilla rogers studio

Our Surtex Flyers today all come from the Lilla Rogers Design Studio. Lilla and her artists are promising to make this year their best ever saying "We have work from the top talents in the business and we are eager to share their work with YOU! Come see us in Booth 317".  Visit the website to find out more about Lilla's artists or to book an advance appointment for Surtex. The flyer round-up

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12. SURTEX 2014 - cinnamon joe

Our second studio today is Cinnamon Joe who will be in Booth 312. Cinnamon Joe have twenty wonderful artists to showcase and each one has made a flyer here to demonstrate their style.

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13. SURTEX 2014 - pink light studio

These beautiful Surtex Flyers are all from the fantastic Pink Light Studio. The studio is run by designer Mary Beth Freet from a base Seattle, Washington and features a variety of artists work. The Pink Light client list has included Papyrus, Walmart, and Target so do look out for them in Booth 417-516 or online here.

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14. SURTEX 2014 - paper & cloth

Paper & Cloth is a UK based studio with a very impressive client list including Paperchase and Boden. At Surtex you can find them in Booth 1014 with lots of new designs to offer that are suitable for womens, kids, stationery, and interiors.

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15. SURTEX 2012 - new york may 20-23

the surtex show is finally here and opens on sunday. sadly i wont be attending this year but i will be hoping everything goes well for all the talented designers who have work for sale. here is a grand finale of surtex promos thanks to everyone who sent in their flyers over the past few weeks. shown first today is carolyn gavin who will have her licensing portfolio with lilla rogers in booth 309

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16. SURTEX 2012 - design direction

a last minute surtex flyers came in over the weekend from the new york based studio from design direction in booth 108.

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17. SURTEX 2012 - feng liang

feng liang design are at surtex this year in booth 657. tomorrow is the final day of the show so if you are attending pop along to see new collections cover both floral and animals themes. feng also launched a fabric collection back in march called "night owl club" they are available in the US at joann stores.

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18. So... how was the show?

Packing light
This year I managed to trim my luggage to one gigantic suitcase (my booth), one little rolly-suitcase (my clothes) and one big box (banners). Oh, and a huge backpack (most of my books). Matt and I hop on an Amtrak train from Boston, so I can't bring booth furniture and the like, but luckily Surtex has some services to help you with your booth display (more on that later).

Booth set-up
Pretty easy again this year. Again I went with trusty hanging banners. For me,  they are very much worth the cost in ease of use. They are pretty much headache-free, fairly easy to tote, clean and simple to set up and take down. And they look lovely. (Any 'headache' part comes during the banner design phase. Once that is done and you have approved them, you're good to go barring any 11th hour printing issues!)


My banner people did make a small error with my banners, but I'm thrilled it only turned out to be a little pre-show annoyance. The eyelet screws that were supposed to be in the top ends of my wooden dowels were not there. Ugh, mini freak out! So we had to decide on a contingency plan. We just very carefully jimmied them up with the hooks and no eyelet screws. We had no idea of whether or not they would stay put. There is much to contend with in the wild atmosphere of the Javitz at Surtex -- booth bumps, air conditioning, lions, tigers and bears— and, oh yeah, this year it rained indoors!— but my walls stayed up and they  looked nice and stayed dry for the entire three days. Boy, was I happy about that! :D

I did a corner booth this year— not only for the visibility, but also because, when I signed up,  there was a sore lack of options offered up. Despite the cost, I can tell you now that I LOVED having the corner booth. No one misses a booth on the corner. For better or for worse, you know you have that visibility. Now, if that potential client doesn't stop at your booth, that's a whole 'nother bag of m&m's!  But, all told, I would do a corner booth again, absolutely. Hey, I'm really coming out of my shell!

Press Kit
Something I decided to spend NO time on this year pre-show was a Press Kit. Last year, I spent a lot of time and a bit of dough on preparing one I was proud of. I left a bunch up in the Press Room, and honestly I'm not sure that even one was taken. So this year I had a knee-jerk reaction, and I did none. In retrospect, something small would have been just the ticket. This year, there were many more press people who are bloggers, and I suspect many were new to covering the show, and I will just bet that they made a special visit to the Press Room sometime during the show. So, I missed the boat on that this year. Next year, I will have that piece covered.

I think it is very hard for each person to objectively quantify traffic at Surtex. For one thing, certain parts of the show floor on any given day (at any given hour) are busy, maybe even jam-packed with people, while other aisles lay completely silent. So your traffic is different than another persons' traffic... but also traffic from aisle to aisle is different. I do think that, when people come, they try as hard as they can to walk the entire show. So I don't think it is the norm to not hit every aisle at some point. It's just that traffic is like the wind—unpredictable at any given time. It moves around in one area, and is still in another, and that can make it difficult to be mathematical about it. Or it could be that it's just impossible for my brain to think that way. Anyway, it will be interesting to see whatever stats are released on this year's show, when that information is available.

Your Surtex is not your neighbor's Surtex
My neighbors' Surtex was not my Surtex. My Surtex last year was not my Surtex this year. So much depends on your own personal situation... Where are you in your career... your contacts—who you are expecting to visit you an

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19. New York Fun – Surtex 2012

After months of prep work, Surtex 2012 is history.  It was a great time of meetings, and visiting with other artists.  It almost feels like a dream now that it is over.  I am filled with ideas and hope for the future!

Here is a picture of Margaret Anastas, my editor at Harper Collins, me, and Annie Stone, Margaret’s assistant.  It was so fun sitting at Harper C. and visiting with everyone who worked so hard on Peepsqueak and his promotion.  I do love my HC family.  They had a nice breakfast for me and we all met in the Harper Collins library. I wish I had a picture of Jeanne Hogle.  She was my graphic designer.  She escaped the room before I could snap her picture.

After our meeting, I packed up 30 books and headed to the Javitz Center in a doozy of a rainstorm!  I LOVED that cab driver for picking me up!!

Messing around with my friends Jane Shasky and Megan Halsey during my Peepsqueak book signing at Surtex. Everyone was in such a good mood!

Here is my teeny tiny room at the Best Western.  I was surprised at how small it was, but in the end, it was cozy and I was so glad I stayed there. It was a good retreat after a busy day.

Can’t forget my sweet agent Alicia Dauber. She had everything running smoothly!

Outside my window all the horse drawn carriages were lining up.  New York is so full of LIFE!

As amazing as the big city is, it is always nice to come HOME!   I had to get my zinnias planted!!  Now it is back to work for the next show!

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20. DESIGN STUDIO - lucky day

the lucky day studio are gearing up with lots of new work for next months surtex exhibition. lucky day co-owners donna catanese and julia briggs will be debuting new designs at surtex 2013 in new york city on may 19-21 in booth 325. if you are attending the show dont miss over 200 designs that combine whimsical line drawings, character development, unique subject matter and modern colour

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21. SURTEX 2013 - rachel gresham

with just one month to go before surtex opens in new york its that time of year to post up all your surtex flyers. this fab flyer is from rachel gresham who is very excited to be making her surtex debut this year. rachel will have a folio of new designs to showcase for licensing so look out for her in booth 665.

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22. SURTEX 2013 - printed hues

here is another lovely flyer for next month's surtex exhibition. designer laura lobdell of printed hues will be showing new collections in booth 632.

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23. SURTEX 2013 - cinnamon joe

the latest surtex flyers i have recieved came in the post instead of via email. the super colourful package was sent through by the cinnamon joe studio and featured a decorated envelope, elephant book mark and fold out business card, as well as individual flyers for each of their artists. if you are attending this years show do not miss cinnamon joe in booth 312 for loads of great new artwork.

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24. SURTEX 2013 - amy schimler

today's surtex flyers are from the fabulous amy schimler who will be showcasing new designs at the group four design studio in booth 221-223. amy has an impressive client list including baby gap, pottery barn, oopsy daisy, and robert kaufman.

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25. SURTEX 2014 - call for flyers

When Print & Pattern returns after the Easter break we will start posting our annual round-up of Surtex flyers in the build up to the show. If you would like to be included simply email your flyers and any image examples to bowiestyle@hotmail.co.uk. Flyers have already started coming in and i would love to see yours and give everyone a chance of shout out in time for the show.

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