Archive for October, 2013
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On the Real Mail Trail: Putting the Ah! Back in Correspondence

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum by night. Exhibition manager Pat Burke describes the dramatic effect – part of the design of the new William H. Gross Stamp Gallery – as “an amazing cathedral of stamps.” Perfect. I (Alyson Kuhn) was recently in Washington D.C. to help celebrate the grand opening of the William H. Gross […]

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Wrap Up: AIGA Head, Heart, Hand

AIGA’s Head, Heart, Hand Conference may have just wrapped up (thank you for following my previous posts from the conference on Against the Grain), but it left many a memory, and a lot of inspiration in it’s path. Also representing itself well was the entire community of Minneapolis and it’s twin city, St. Paul. Even […]

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Jucy Lucy’s and a Studio on Fire Tour at Head, Heart, Hand

Based on my years serving on the local AIGA board, as well as numerous conferences, I find that it is no secret that Minneapolis has some amazing creatives. It did not shock me one bit that the AIGA Head, Heart, Hand Conference would choose this city as the backdrop for this event. That, and to […]

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Good Weather, More Letterpress, Lots More Command X Remaining at Head, Heart, Hand

I guess graffiti is one of the new ways to market a conference. This AIGA booth is brought with construction paper being added by people throughout the AIGA Head, Heart, Hand Conference in Minneapolis. It’s not the marker cube by the registration booth, but it does involve more glue. Another day, another letterpress sighting. Seriously, […]

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Head, Heart, Hand, Mountain Dew and Drew

There are parts of a design conference that just never convey right by following them online. Part of it is the design artifacts hanging around to view in person, and part is the interactive and group dynamic that creates them. In this case, a large cube that is sitting there just waiting to be marked […]

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More Eye Candy and Eggs from the AIGA Conference

And with that slide last night, the AIGA Head, Heart Hand Conference was kicked off by Ric Grefe. It may be early in the event, but it already has more of an eye-candy vibe in the presentations than the design thinking talks of Phoenix in 2011.   You know it’s going to be a conference […]

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Lancaster Letterpress Printers Fair Starts Sunday!

Neenah Paper is pleased to support the inaugural Lancaster Letterpress Printers Fair, sponsored by The .918 Club's Heritage Press Museum and BUiLDiNG CHARACTER. The event will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in downtown Lancaster, PA. The event will feature vendors and suppliers of letterpress equipment, foundry type, cards, posters, broadsides, ...

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Chicago Style: Rohner Letterpress is Big, Bold & Bountiful

The Beauty of the Letterpress series continues... Bruno Rohner built a garage door print shop into one of the biggest specialty printers in the US with a full time staff of 17 that includes five front-of-house, one pre-press tech, five full time pressmen, three post-press specialists and some part-timers. The company is loved for its customer services and flawless ...

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