Below are a list of activities that took place during SURTEX 2018. Stay tuned for a new 2019 lineup.


NSS and SURTEX Connect

Monday, May 21 at 11:30am and Tuesday, May 22 at 1:00pm

To celebrate the launch of her new stationery collection with Graphique de France, beloved fashion illustrator and influencer Rongrong DeVoe will be personalizing Graphique de France journals for SURTEX and NSS attendees. The artist will be live sketching participants' initials and favorite fashion, everyday, or NYC icons on the cover of the journals. Icons ranging from her signature fashionable stilettos, lipsticks, lashes, coffee or other items of choice will be sketched with markers. Rongrong's love for fashion illustration and art started at a very young age. She's always been inspired by fashion and the female beauty, and loves to sketch women and their fashionable lifestyles. Her art is empowering and whimsical.

Stop by The Boulevard during the above times to catch all the action and receive a sketch done live by Rongrong DeVoe on a Graphique de France journal, while supplies last.

Sunday, May 20, 3:00 - 3:30pm @ The Theatre on the Boulevard


John "Izzy" Israel, AKA Mr. Thank You, is on a mission to elevate the level of gratitude on the planet by 1% by inspiring 74 million Thank You cards written all over the planet.

In October of 2016, Izzy kicked it off by writing 5 Thank You cards a day, every day for 365 days. This mission transformed his life, family, community and business. His story has been featured on ABC news, Fox News,,, and Good Morning America.

Hear Izzy share the transformational stories from the movement and future that lays ahead for Mr. Thank you and its potential impact on the stationery industry.

Following this session John Israel will sign copies of his new book, The Mr. Thank You Project in the social media lounge.


Introducing SURTEX’s Gratitude Wall, where you can doodle your thanks or illustrate your appreciation for the people, moments or things in your life for which you’re grateful. Share your appreciation with fellow attendees and exhibitors for a powerful and positive result.

SURTEX’s Gratitude Wall will be accompanied with the National Stationery Show’s Appreciation Station on the Boulevard. Be sure to check it out.


New York-based luxury vintage retailer Morphew, will have a selection of antique and vintage apparel for sale coinciding with their talk taking place in the Theatre on Sunday, May 20, discussing how they see and use vintage and antique textiles for design inspiration and the intersection between the home and fashion markets.

Happy Hours

Join us for complimentary drinks at the SURTEX happy hours!

Sunday & Monday @ 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Register now for the opportunity to connect with thousands of attendees and vendors

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