Archive for November, 2013
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Definition of the “Bee’s Knees” — Flash Reproductions

In July 2013 Against the Grain featured Flash Reproductions of Toronto and a particular issue of Wayward Arts Magazine issue (Wayward Arts/Bees Vol. 1, Issue 4) bringing focus to the natural beauty, social value and endangered ecology of bees. That issue just won gold a the Canadian Printing Awards. Neenah Paper congratulations everyone involved in the effort. ...

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Cate White: Command X Contestant #6

Donovan Beery again demonstrates that there is a lot more to the design world than the Left and Right Coasts. This year he brings to the attention of Against the Grain readers some of the best who live in my own back yard, Omaha, NB. Last month, he spoke with the irrepressible Steve Gordon. in this post, he shares the story of Cate White of Omaha whose star ...

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Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing

Sherry Matthew’s interest in social justice and her own family’s experience with an abusive children’s home led to the publication of her first book, WE WERE NOT ORPHANS: Stories from the Waco State Home, (University of Texas Press February 2011). The state children’s facility provided housing and education for "dependent and neglected" children, but ...

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Delightfully Delving Into the Classic Correspondence Kit

Last week, we featured the Correspondence Salon for Ladies & Gentlemen sponsored by Neenah Paper at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. I was the event’s “producer,” and today I will tour you through the Classic Correspondence Kit that each guest received – starting with the front label (below). The Classic Correspondence Kit is a papery party ...

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