Yesterday after work I went to the DC Paper Show and walked home with (heavy) bags full of paper samples! For all the paper lovers, imagine a big open room full of tables heaping with paper samples and other goodies free for the taking. Paper manufacturers and sales teams want you to use their paper for your projects and jobs, and so provide free sample swatch books of their latest offerings. It's a great way to get tons of cool, unique, textured papers to use in design/craft projects. A creative's dream!
It was a lot of fun to just walk around and fill my bag with cool samples. Though lugging home about 50 pounds of paper on the metro wasn't so much fun.