On October 5th, our student designer Nicole and I attended the 2015 Chicago Paper Show sponsored by Veritiv at the Westin Chicago. We made our way through booths of over a dozen paper mill companies, including Neenah Paper, Mohawk, and Finch, among several others. There were samples galore, ranging from small pieces to large, coated to uncoated, classic to synthetic, and I was happy to gather as many pieces as I could carry. There were also some award-winning printed pieces for attendees to peruse, as well as a very large and impressive HP press demonstrating its printing abilities.
All in all, this year’s show was a lot of fun to experience and explore and I walked away with a better sense of how paper can enhance design and show off creativity in an engaging, beautiful or unique way. Here some some of my favorite pieces from the event: