On The Surface

‘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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CHASING INSPIRATION IN THE BIG APPLE

When in New York this month, do as New Yorkers do: hit the museums.  Here’s a quick list of what’s playing where while you’re here for SURTEX.   COOPER HEWITT, 2 East 91st — The […]

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UPDATES & UPGRADES

As we gear up for SURTEX 2017, look at this year’s show features: Show Highlights Trend Theatre, complimentary, industry-led flash talks held on the show floor. Nine sessions in all, 3 sessions being offered daily; […]

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Spring-Fresh Art & Design Coming Full-Bloom at SURTEX 2017

Q:  Can you name three of the most effective words in the lexicon of successful marketing? A: New, Fresh, and Original.  (Some would add “Shoe sale!” to the list of red-hot attention-getters, but that’s another […]

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designext® Student Winners Jumpstart Their Careers at SURTEX

Chosen from entries that flowed in from around the globe, four young artists, representing three nations, have been chosen top winners in the 31st SURTEX student design contest known as designext. The four winners, who have […]

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