Last week, AIGA members, creative professionals, and passersby congregated in the newly-opened Baltimore Print Studios for AIGA Baltimore’s 13th Annual Pulp, Ink & Hops paper show. While many years have passed since the attendees had trick-or-treated, this region’s largest paper show came very close to replicating that cherished childhood tradition.
Equipped with yellow Neenah Paper shopping bags (instead of pillow cases or those jack-o’-lantern plastic baskets that seemingly every child owned growing up), attendees moseyed from table to table. More than 20 vendors shared information on design services and the latest trends in papers while a local microbrewery offered free hops.
(For those with a sweet tooth, an assortment of candy greeted the attendees at the registration table.) Baltimore Print Studios provided live demonstrations in their new space, and Dave Plunkert was present to sign the Pulp, Ink & Hops posters he designed for the event. Attendees left this year’s Pulp, Ink & Hops feeling inspired and reassured that print is surely not dead, and they proceeded home to pour out their goodies on the floor and share with friends.
And thanks to Aura Seltzer for writing this post. Check out her website when you get a chance.