Archive for November, 2012
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Design for Good? It Starts With You and You and You…

According to AIGA, "Design for Good is a platform that creates opportunities for designers to build their practice, their network, and their visibility." Today we begin our new series on projects for the better good sprouting up in communities across the nation. We start with a new book that has come to our attention we believe will help guide any designer with ...

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Keeping it Real This Holiday Season? Send Them Paper Greeting Cards!

Nothing is better than a real mailbox full of real holiday greeting cards on paper, right?! OK — maybe chocolate chip cookies and milk is better — but nothing else is. Have you ordered your holiday greet cards? There are many delightful, beautiful cards available from small stationers and letterpress shops and online stores such as ETSY. We asked design ...

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Foxed, Smudged, Mottled, Wine-stained, Water-Wrinkled & Dog-eared? Dig In!

Bryn Mooth contributes a new series about great recipes on paper. Her ideas are delightful, inspiring and delicious, glazed with her profound love for midwestern culinary tradition and words on paper. Writes Bryn, "... Isn’t there still something deeply satisfying about cooking from old family recipes and heirloom cookbooks? Give me recipes on paper any day. ...

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Got Passion? This Wisconsin Student Puts His to Music, Words and Paper!

Jon King is a friendly, easy-going Ridgeland WI farmer's son with two great passions, music and design. A book he created for a class assignment caught our attention at the AIGA MPLS Design Camp last month. More impressively, Mr. King photograhed, designed, constructed, printed, and bound it himself. His sister was the model. Sylvia Plath and Edgar Allen Poe ...

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Feel the Oncoming Holiday Rush? Scary, Right?

Ever drive by an especially charming Halloween tableu and notice Mr. and Mrs. Pilgrim peeking over the Great Pumpkin's shoulder? Even better — have you witnessed Santa Claus peeking over the Pilgrims' shoulder? Don't laugh. It happens. The starting gun for Thanksgiving and Christmas has sounded! What does this have to do with paper? EVERYTHING! We need your ...

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