RECAP: SGCI 2018 Altered Landscapes

2018’s Southern Graphics Council International Conference was held at Bally’s Hotel in the always effervescent Las Vegas. This year, HPI Staff Edwin and Yuki packed up a car with washi, spatulas, Fueki-Kun Nori, and papers from around the world, and put the pedal to the metal. Just a 4-hour drive from Culver City (adjacent to L.A.), Vegas was quite a delightful adventure.

The most popular item on the Las Vegas strip, during the conference, was our Feuki-kun Nori— small containers of corn starch paste that are non-toxic and good for everyday crafting. We are the first distributors of Fueki-kun in the United States. These little heads were all the buzz!

As always, attendees of the conference enjoyed free shipping on orders surpassing $20 if they were placed during the conference days.

This year Hiromi Paper, Inc. donated papers for several demos held during the conference.

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Tinkertown, a collaborative art piece created by contributions from attendees received samples of our Navy Blue Color Kozo and HP-58 Sekishu Natural.

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Tamarind Institute was spotted giving a Chine Collé demo with our HP-58 Sekishu Natural. Everyone looked on as Brandon demoed different ways to tear a silhouette of underwear. Sekishu is naturally strong and thin, perfect for Chine Collé.

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At the opposite corner, Rialuca Iancu used our Asuka 150 gsm to demo her Pop-up folded structures. The Asuka 150 is the perfect weight to create 3-dimensional structures that will not collapse when more weight is added within the pop-up cards.

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We also became friends with Hurley’s printing studio who used HM-60 Hosho Natural to print limited edition woodblocks by Sean from the Woodcut Funhouse in Lousiana.

We look forward to next year’s SGCI in Dallas, Texas. 

 

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