Print + Halloween = Vintage Costumes

Mid-Century Memories Manufactured Halloween costumes were big business by the 1950s. I remember my nose turning blue from the dye in a mask when I was 3 or 4 years old. After that, my mom made my costumes, but I remained fascinated with the colorful and mysterious...

Print + Halloween = Vintage Candy Ads

October 30th is National Candy Corn Day! Candy Corn is both universally loved and hated. You pretty much only eat it once a year, and just looking at it makes you salivate. The first time I see them in the stores every fall, I’m dying to buy a package. But, one...

Print + Halloween = Vintage Charm

I’m a sucker for vintage greeting cards, and the Halloween versions always make me smile. Besides the record of how our ancestors viewed the holiday, we get to see beautiful print work, popular clothing styles, original artwork, and…interesting...

All That Print Goodness

The last several weeks have just overflowed with all things PRINT! As always, Girls Who Print Day was a blast, and had the biggest crowds ever. Who knew that all those people (men AND women!) at Print 17 were so eager to try on the GWP Tiara?! Wow – what a hoot!...

What’s on Your Plate?

I laughed when I saw this image and wondered how many of us feel like this is all we do – JUGGLE!! I saw so many of you when I was in Chicago, both in person and through your GWP Day photos, that I’m kinda missing all of you this week. We’ve all...

Heard of Fan Fiction?

GWP doesn’t have any fan fiction yet, but we DO have ‘fan graphics’ now! Doris Brown-McNally of HP sent these to us this morning. Her excitement about HP hosting our GWP Day Coffee Break at Print17 spilled over into PhotoShop, and look what she came...

Why LinkedIn Matters

LinkedIn matters to GWP. As do Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They are all incredibly powerful channels by which we communicate. Here’s the thing about LinkedIn and GWP, though: It is the ONLY social channel that allows me to get detailed communications about...

Salute the Girls Who Print

I particularly look forward to meeting hundreds of young women and students during #Print17. Girls Who Print are everywhere, working to make sure you have the print support you need to stay informed, keep your business communications moving, and even just enjoy...