Category Archives: color inspiration

Ready for SURTEX? Introducing Geometric Flair

SURTEX is right around the corner, May 17-19, and we’ve been spending a lot of time preparing new artwork. We have lots of fun new collections to debut and a snazzy new website that’s almost ready! We’d love for you to drop by and see our work at our agent’s booth, Jewel Branding, Booth 417. If you do stop by make sure to ask for a cute S+K notepad.


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New Simon+Kabuki Note Pads


We have some new notepads on that we are excited to show you. There are the longer note pads perfect for to-do lists and grocery lists or the rectangle note pads which would be great for thank you notes. Coming soon matching journals and notebooks.

We hope you can stop by and visit our agent, Jewel Branding, at Surtex, May 17-19. She will be at booth 417. We have some cute S+K note pads that you can pick up while you are there looking at some of our new collections!

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What’s New Wednesday – Bright Bouquet

We are working on some fun new design collections. Here’s a sneak peek of Bright Bouquet. We are working on applying them to school supplies and other fun kids stuff. Check back next week to see journals, binders, notebooks, stickers, personalized cards and more.

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Pantone Color of the Year and Cool Designer Gifts

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Every year Pantone chooses it’s color of the year. This year the color Marsala was chosen. Here is how Pantone describes Marsala, “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.” I’m not sure about all of that but I do know that it is a major transition from the colors over the past few years which were brighter, happier colors. Are we seeing a trend back towards earthier colors over the next few years? Is Avocado Green next? :)

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Previous Pantone Colors 2014-2009

Pantone also has some really fun gifts that any designer on your list will drool over! Check them out here.

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