Back in September, Hallmark Cards Inc. hosted its third annual Hallmarket. It is a chance for all the artists and staff at the company to sell their personal creations, from paintings and prints to jewelry, clothing, accessories, home furnishings and toys. It is a dizzying array of products and if you are in or near Kansas City, this is not an event to miss if you like handcrafted goods. Spotted this year perusing the wares was a member of the Kansas City Sporting soccer team and members of the local press — both shopping and reporting.
But the point of all this is that this year, to commemorate the event, Maura Cluthe and Stacey Lamb collaborated to create the first ever limited edition Hallmarket notebooklet. This is a small notebook the size of a Field Notes with chipboard cardstock covers printed with one of Maura’s hyperdoodles in black ink. Each book is signed and numbered and comes with a postcard from the event and a button badge. I believe they used Pinball Publishing‘s Scout Books.
The paper inside is a blank, crisp white, 70lb, 100% recycled paper for sketching or writing and the paper withstood just about every tool I threw at it. There was a little show through with the permanent pens (like a Sharpie Pen, Le Pen Permanent and the like) but otherwise the paper performed very well.
I would like to giveaway one Hallmarket notebooklet to a lucky reader. Leave a comment here and give me one factoid you know about Kansas City, true or false, to be eligible.
FINE PRINT: Giveaway ends at 10pm on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 (US Central Time). All comment must be submitted at wellappointeddesk.com, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Friday. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear.