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

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Jon King (pictured above with friend Monica DeLoy) is a friendly, easy-going Ridgeland  WI farmer’s son with two great passions, music and design. A recent book he created for a class assignment  caught the attention of Jamie Saunders of Neenah Paper when she met him at the AIGA MPLS Design Camp last month.

Mr. King is a senior at the University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point (smack dab in the middle of the state) majoring in voice and graphic design.  We haven’t heard the young King sing, but his graphic design shows great promise. He told us that enjoys putting Neenah Paper to work on his  projects, just like the one pictured here. This  senior design assignment called for students to create a mock paper promotion. He chose Sundance® Brands as his paper.  You can learn more about Jon by visiting his Behance site:  http://www.behance.net/jonking .

“My concept for the piece revolved around poetry and imagery that would show a female model [his sister Hannah] double exposed over images of nature. These images were developed to help demonstrate how beautifully images can be printed on Sundance®. Each image is faced on the opposite page by poems from Sylvia Plath and Edgar Allen Poe. Each poem and image is paired to demonstrate a particular quality of the paper.  An adjective that describes qualities of the paper is highlighted in each poem for added emphasis.”

More impressively, Mr. King  designed, constructed, printed, and bound it himself. But that is not all: “I can also proudly say that I shot and developed all the photography used in this book. I was lucky enough to use my sister, Hannah, as my model. Someday I hope to write some of my own poetry that could be used in the book.”

With a lifetime ahead of him, we are certain Mr. King has both the time and artistic inclination to do precisely that. Good luck, Jon!

Hey!? What’s the Big Idea?!

Do you have a passion to share that you put to paper? Send it to us! Jonathan King used Neenah Paper SUNDANCE® / Linen / Laid and Smooth  /100 PC White / 80C

Now Jonathan can choose from many options within the ROYAL SUNDANCE™ Paper Collection.

The collection brings together the best of ROYAL and SUNDANCE® papers into a wonderfully diverse and economical set. Go to this link at neenahaper.com to find out how you can order samples, promotions and place orders from it.