Archive for March, 2015
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Envelope Enlightenment from the ‘Land of Enchantment’

Tom Biederbeck reports on new envelope sizing tool from Desert Paper and Envelope: Don’t know your A6 from your #9? Your Monarch from your Check Size? Does choosing between an Announcement size and a Square provoke envelope anxiety? Need an eye-catching custom enclosure in a specific stock? There’s a lot to know about envelopes. Desert Paper and Envelope ...

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Perfectly Imperfect: Human Connection

People love the tangible artifact because they love the notion that what they can hold something touch by human hands and designed by people who understand the value of real connection. With fine paper, color and texture, letterpress is the perfect media to achieve both. Emily Potts reports: "Although letterpress printing is a traditional, laborious process, ...

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A visual guide for finding creativity in D.C.

Kate Zaremba’s whimsical style helps take the “stuffy” out of Washington, D.C., and guides us to the city’s best art spaces in Neenah Future Classic. What inspired you to use art spaces as a way to represent D.C.? Since D.C. is the nation’s capital, people often think of the White House and all the historic […]

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Beauty of Engraving: Michael Osborne

Michael Osborne has designed limited-edition print No. 6 in Neenah’s Beauty of Engraving series. He adapted elements from old stock certificates, added an original cartouche, and set some devilishly tiny type. The print shows off the clarity of engraving at its fancy finest, with borders pushing the press quite close to the edge. Each print in Neenah’s ongoing ...

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Color Choice is the Spice of Creative Life

  By Pinch, Spoon or Cup Full,  Nothing Enhances Print Communication Like a Bright (or Soothing) Burst of Color Moody hues with dramatic appeal, regal violet with a touch of romance, or bursts of energetic yellow. How do you explain your preference for a rich red over cornflower blue, or bright orange over moss green? […]

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ASTROBRIGHT® Towards a Brighter Future

ASTROBRIGHTS Papers, complete with matching envelopes in all 25 colors and in 33 styles, are perfect for direct mail because they grab attention, make a bold statement and deliver bottom line results. ASTROBRIGHTS Papers can also be used for flyers, menus, packaging applications, newsletters, corporate identity programs, announcements, brochures and marketing ...

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The Quintessential Chicago Style Dog

Hot Dog … NO KETCHUP! Jay Fleck is an illustrator/designer whose style ranges from whimsical to abstract. He thinks Chicago is the best city in the world, so was a natural fit when we asked him to create a piece for the Neenah Future Classic promotion. What inspired you to use a transit map and […]

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Guts & Glory, and Oakland

Faun Chapin and Meg Paradise are bespectacled ginger partners in crime and founders of design and branding studio Guts & Glory. They are also the duo that represented Oakland in the Neenah Future Classic promotion. Hereʼs what they had to say about the city, the music, and their love of gold foil. What inspired you […]

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Inspired by Portland’s Green Space

Assume a Summer Day: Portland’s Beauty Inspires Designer Emily Brown, pictured above with husband Scott,  shows us that with the inspiration of the great outdoors, creative thinking, and the right paper, an artisanal technique can be replicated on a broad scale. In the Future Classic promotion, Brown invites us all to celebrate the summer solstice. […] ...

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