Archive for June, 2015
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The Way to a True Chicagoan’s Heart

Addition Through Subtraction: “Absolutely No Ketchup!” Simply put, Jay Fleck thinks Chicago is the best city in the world. When Design Army asked him to visually interpret his surroundings for the Neenah Future Classic promotion, Fleck whimsically combined the city’s essential with its quintessential. He designed a transit map that plots out the precise ...

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06
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Inspired by Portland’s Outdoor Bounty

Portland’s Beauty Inspires Paper Artist, Designer Emily Brown Emily Brown is a cut-paper artist and designer from Portland, Oregon. When Design Army asked Brown to interpret what inspires her about her city, for the Neenah Future Classic promotion, she prepared by getting outdoors, and getting her hands on some Neenah CLASSIC® Papers. Read the complete ...

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06
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Guts, Glory and Gold Foil

Go for the Gold Faun Chapin and Meg Paradise, designers and founding partners of Guts & Glory have a unique design mantra that roughly translates to “if at all possible, use gold foil.” Which is exactly what they did in their representation of the city of Oakland, CA in the new Neenah Future Classic promotion. […]

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06
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Classic, Meet Future

We recently went on a mission, with the help of the ever-creative team at Design Army, to discover the next class of great design cities, and the innovators who are making their marks there. The result is the new Future Classic promotion — seven emerging designers, six up-and-coming cities, all compiled into one 15-page, perfect […]

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06
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Top Shelf: Packaging the Allure

Where packaging was first brought about because of necessity—protecting contents for distribution—today it carries ever-increasing responsibility. It is more about meeting the needs and desires of consumers—essentially it’s about the brand. Consumers spend more time interacting with packaging than any other form of communication design. From retail, beverage ...

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Oxide Design - Museum of Danish America
06
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Skål! Scandinavian Spirits Exhibition in Iowa

Skål! Scandinavian Design & Spirit Traditions Inspire Print Designs Museum exhibitions can make for great print design. A designer can play with interesting content, cool artifacts , a good, ready-made story, and (usually) a client who values smart, effective art and design. The Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa, is one such client.  This delightful ...

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