On Thursday, May 17th, Lindenmeyr Munroe had its annual Paper Show. The event was at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Art Groll of Lindenmeyr Munroe has handled the event for the past 19 years.
It is always exciting when we receive the invite for the event. Every year the invite is creative and engaging. Art shows his lighter side to promote the event. This year’s theme was “Make Your Own Art.” The invite had Art in the form of a paper doll. The invite was a way to inspire creativity with the use of print.
Several paper vendors were on hand to showcase their offerings. The vendors are an excellent information resource. These are the same papers we use on a daily basis. It also gives the Marketing and Design team at AG a chance to think of ideas for our clients. It also allows a chance for networking with other industry professionals. Nearly two-thirds of our staff was able to attend the event. It is always interesting to see what is new in the paper industry.
Local designers and printers are also showcased at the event. There are numerous pieces displayed in the center of the room. AlphaGraphics in the Cultural District had a few pieces on display. Each piece had the designer, printer and the paper used. This is a great example of the tremendous amount of talent that Pittsburgh has to offer within the graphic arts and printing industries.
We will apply the knowledge that we received from this show. The connections gained are vital for growth potential. When the spring of 2013 arrives, we will anxiously await the next invite. How will Art engage our professional community again? We will have to see next year. Until then, we will use what we learned to good use.
Written by Shiloh Massey,
AlphaGraphics in the Cultural District