On The Surface

Discover Something New at SURTEX® 2018

Connect, Explore, and Find Something New For over thirty years, SURTEX® has been the best place for artists, designers, art agencies, retailers and buyers to connect. The show is an unparalleled platform to find what you’re […]

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New Year, New Show, New Goals: SURTEX® 2018

Introducing Randi Mohr My name is Randi Mohr and I’m the incoming SURTEX® Show Director. While I’m new to the SURTEX team, I’ve been with Emerald Expositions (and formerly George Little Management) since 2003 working […]

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SURTEX® EXHIBITORS ACCESS THE SEASON; LOOK AHEAD TO UPCOMING TRENDS

Happy Holidays? Or Holi-Daze? Warm and fuzzy? Worn-out and frantic? It all depends on how you look at the holiday season that’s just now descending upon us. To retailers all across America, it looks green, […]

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COLOR TRENDS 2018: GOING TO THE DARK SIDE

Benjamin Moore unveiled its Color of the Year last month and it was deep, dark, and as red-hot as its name, “Caliente.” Not hard to figure, actually: all the other mega paint companies’ picks for […]

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‘Tis the Season of Inspiration

EXHIBITORS FALL FOR AUTUMN ‘… When Fall comes, kicking Summer out… it stays awhile like an old friend…it settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his […]

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COLOR YOU CLUED-IN

Do you have “perfect hue,” as in “perfect pitch” in music?  Probably not, says color expert Mark D. Fairchild of the Munsell Color Science Lab, Rochester Institute of Technology.  Which is why it’s nearly impossible […]

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SURTEX® REDUX: THE SHOW of SHOWS In SURFACE DESIGN

Say Goodbye, Dolly! instead. SURTEX® has taken over her role as the mega-matchmaker, at least, when it comes to creating successful relationships in the B2B world of surface art and design. The 31st show drew […]

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Stroking That Crystal Ball

Trend Forecasters Look Ahead to 2018 Colors, Ideas, Attitudes No wetted finger in the wind for these professional trend analysts. Too much depends on their forecasts. Manufacturers plan future products according to annual experts’ reports. […]

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UPDATES & UPGRADES

SURTEX 2017 Wrap up: We hope you enjoyed the post-show edition of On The Surface; we’re taking a brief hiatus so this is our final issue following the 2017 show. As we prepare for 2018 […]

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ONLY IN NEW YORK… And ONLY AT SURTEX 2017!

What’s that sound we hear? The flurry of artists and agents packing up all over the world…The clicking of keyboards as art buyers and licensees, manufacturers, and retailers double-check their most-wanted lists before heading to […]

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