Only one word to describe today. BUSY! The show was packed, everyone was having a great time, and I was told it was one of the busiest days seen in the last 10 years at the DC show. It was awesome! I wanted to show a bit of a ‘day in the life’ of what I did on the big Saturday for the 2010 DC Pen Show, so I did sort of a video diary (when I wasn’t CRAZY busy working the tables at the show), so enjoy that!
Here are some pictures of the GouletPens.com DC show setup. Not bad considering we had less than 1.5 hours to get our table assignments and set everything up before the show opened up. It was hectic from the get-go, and hardly settled down for us all day long.
A special thanks to everyone that came out to the show to meet us! It was great to finally be able to see some of your faces (as you get to see mine all the time, haha!).
We brought Diamine, Private Reserve, Caran D’ache, and J. Herbin inks to the show. Here’s our bangin’ ink setup with some home-brew swab charts (cuz you know swabs are my thing).
We brought the full spread of Aston Leather pen cases, because I really wanted to see what people thought of them in person. These are the hardest things to portray accurately online, especially the feel and SMELL of them!
We brought the full line of supple and pearlescent J. Herbin wax seals, too. They were a big hit, as we were the only ones at the show with wax seals. I don’t know why, they freakin’ ROCK!
We had a bunch of paper as well. Clairefontaine loose sheets, Triomphe, Airmail envelopes, sketchbooks, CF staplebounds and clothbounds, Rhodia pads, Habanas, Webbies, and on and on…..we were trying to basically see how much paper would hold on the table before collapsing, and they held just fine ;)
The show was great, we met people who came from all over the country, even Hawaii!! We had a blast, and look forward to meeting even more great paper and ink fans on Sunday.