PG Live In Pictures

Multiples, indies and overseas distributors feasted on the vast array of the thousands of brand new card designs that were showcased at PG Live – and the buzz of banter was testament to this being a show which very much mixes business with pleasure.

PG Buzz shares a few snapshots from the past two days. (All photos from the show will be uploaded to the PG Buzz Photo Gallery section and on the PG Live website over the next few days).

The airy Business Design Centre, in London’s trendy Islington was once again home to PG Live.
The airy Business Design Centre, in London’s trendy Islington was once again home to PG Live.
All visitors were greeted by ladies wearing dresses made of the PG Live exhibitors’ cards with saxophonist Graeme Airth (formerly of Curiousity Killed The Cat) adding to the ‘tone’ of the show.
All visitors were greeted by ladies wearing dresses made of the PG Live exhibitors’ cards with saxophonist Graeme Airth (formerly of Curiousity Killed The Cat) adding to the ‘tone’ of the show.
The show was officially opened by a posse of great retailers and overseas distributors. Timothy Melgund, deputy chairman of Paperchase (second right) and John Simson of Melbourne-based Simson Cards (far right) both gave speeches before the ribbon was cut.
The show was officially opened by a posse of great retailers and overseas distributors. Timothy Melgund, deputy chairman of Paperchase (second right) and John Simson of Melbourne-based Simson Cards (far right) both gave speeches before the ribbon was cut.
It was gold and silver tickets galore. Tim Reynolds of Medici Gallery, Kensington supersized his Golden Ticket that he spent with Tattersfield Design.
It was gold and silver tickets galore. Tim Reynolds of Medici Gallery, Kensington supersized his Golden Ticket that he spent with Tattersfield Design.
The aisles and stands were buzzing with chat.
The aisles and stands were buzzing with chat.
Dominic Jones (far right), ceo of the Business Design Centre paid tribute to the show’s 10th anniversary at the Opening Night Party and presented PG Live’s Jakki Brown and Warren Lomax with a magnum of 10 year old Barbaresco.
Dominic Jones (far right), ceo of the Business Design Centre paid tribute to the show’s 10th anniversary at the Opening Night Party and presented PG Live’s Jakki Brown and Warren Lomax with a magnum of 10 year old Barbaresco.
The lunchroom, which this year was sponsored by Scribbler, was a great opportunity for retailers and exhibitors to carry on networking over some scrumptious lunch.
The lunchroom, which this year was sponsored by Scribbler, was a great opportunity for retailers and exhibitors to carry on networking over some scrumptious lunch.
All Retas and Greats finalists and winners were invited to a Champagne Drinks reception that was flanked by two Walls of Fame that detailed their names.
All Retas and Greats finalists and winners were invited to a Champagne Drinks reception that was flanked by two Walls of Fame that detailed their names.
Card publishers who had donated a design for the Action Medical Research Christmas packs this year (organised by Hannah Dale of Wrendale, pictured front centre) met up with other supporters of the initiative at the show.
Card publishers who had donated a design for the Action Medical Research Christmas packs this year (organised by Hannah Dale of Wrendale, pictured front centre) met up with other supporters of the initiative at the show.
Shiny happy people at the Opening Night Party. (Right-left) Doug Kilby (agent), David Hicks (Really Good/Soul), Ged Mace (The Art File), Jo Bannister (agent) and Maria McKenna (agent).
Shiny happy people at the Opening Night Party. (Right-left) Doug Kilby (agent), David Hicks (Really Good/Soul), Ged Mace (The Art File), Jo Bannister (agent) and Maria McKenna (agent).
Marking the first anniversary of Lynn Tait’s death, publisher members and supporters of The Ladder Club met to toast the wonderful lady’s legacy.
Marking the first anniversary of Lynn Tait’s death, publisher members and supporters of The Ladder Club met to toast the wonderful lady’s legacy.
Loxleys ‘after party’ was full of fun and frivolity. (Left-right) Richard Bacon (Loxleys), Lola Designs’ Frank & Amanda Mountain and Raj Arora (Davora).
Loxleys ‘after party’ was full of fun and frivolity. (Left-right) Richard Bacon (Loxleys), Lola Designs’ Frank & Amanda Mountain and Raj Arora (Davora).
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