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1. 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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2. 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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3. 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!

Filed under: Just for fun, Kicking Around Thoughts, Peepsqueak!, Traveling Time, Work is Play....? 2 Comments on New York Fun – Surtex 2012, last added: 5/30/2012
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4. 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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5. 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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6. 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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7. SURTEX 2012 - kate thomas

designer kate thomas from jackson, mississippi will be making her surtex debut this year in booth 670.above is one of kate's lovely letterpress business cards created for surtex and below two designs from her etsy shop.

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8. 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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9. SURTEX 2012 - lucy joy

one designer to look out for at this years surtex will be the very talented lucy joy oldfield whose new collections will be available with mary beth at pink light in booths 317 and 416.

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10. SURTEX 2012 - brejer

brejer is a boutique design studio based in new york city and founded by husband and wife team breanne and jeremiah simpson. they will be showcasing 4 new collections at this years' surtex show: big city paris, bloom tropic, fiesta, and hudson Valley. if you are attending the show stop by their booth #457 to say hello! and if like me you wont be there you can check out their lovely website here

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11. SURTEX 2012 - sorry you're happy

sorry you're happy is an art licensing & surface design studio made up of husband and wife illustrators kyle reed and jen hsieh. they'll be showcasing their latest designs at surtex, NY in booth 563.

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12. 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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13. 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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14. 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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15. SURTEX 2012 - lemon ribbon

uk based design studio lemon ribbon will be at surtex, in new york later this month for the second time. they can't wait to show the new collection by their great team of designers.showcasing artworks towards occasion, christmas, young women, boys, girls and baby. clients can visit them in booth 125 or drop them an email at info@lemonribbon.com.

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16. SURTEX 2012 - smatter

smatter designs is 3 years old and 2012 will be their 3rd surtex show. based in new jersey smatter is a small boutique studio focusing on natural to abstract designs from four different artists in tabletop,carpet, swim, active and clothing. see them in booth 233.

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17. SURTEX 2012 - cinnamon joe

another wonderful studio to look out for at surtex this month is cinnamon joe in booth 312. the cinnamon joe studio designers have been working hard creating lots of fun new artwork for the show and below are some of the teams individual design flyers. for more news and updates you can also visit the cinnamon joe blog here.

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18. SURTEX 2012 - peagreen

if you are attending surtex you wont want to miss the brilliant peagreen studio in booth 230 and if you cant make the show but love their style be sure check out their shop and website. below, some examples of previous peagreen projects

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19. SURTEX 2012- linda solovic

linda solovic will be at surtex this year in booth 673, where she will be represented by the meehan design group. here are just a few of the new works that will be available at the show... Read the rest of this post

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20. SURTEX 2012 - ampersand

the ampersand design studio will be at surtex next week in booth 474. ampersand was formed in kansas city by carrie kiefer & morgan georgie who previously worked as a designer and art director at hallmark cards on the giftwrap and partyware lines. this year they are so excited to debut their own collection of surface pattern designs are available for license for any product including stationery

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21. SURTE 2012 - nate williams

another artist to look out for a surtex this year is the distinctive style of nate williams who will be showing new collections in booth 341.

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22. SURTEX 2012 - jill mcdonald

todays posts on P+P are all about designing for children. something i have been looking at a lot of lately whilst compiling the new print & pattern kids book. we are starting will the super talented jill mcdonald who will be exhibiting at surtex next week for the 8th year in booth 407 & 408. jill's recent licensing projects include collections of colorful kids bedding, a series of educational

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23. SURTEX 2012 - just kids

companies shopping for designs at surtex for kids designs wont want to miss the new collections from just kids in booth 246. based in sheffield in the UK the studio produces fun childrens and novelty prints with their team of fabulous freelancers.

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24. SURTEX 2012 - gayle kabaker

if its painterly style designs you are after at surtex this year then look out for the lovely designs from gayle kabaker in booth 447.

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25. SURTEX 2012 - illo reps

neryl walker is an australian illustrator who will be showcasing her new work at surtex with new york agency illo reps in booth 544.also at illo reps look out for prints and patterns by anne keenan higgins in booth 544.

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