Archive for September, 2015
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Lift Your Spirits!!

Packaging is competitive in the spirits category, and paper choice can make or break the design. Consumers are naturally drawn to the tactile qualities of labels with specialty print processes such as letterpress, foil stamping, and engraving. Neenah has been providing top-notch label papers to wineries, craft beer brewers, and high-profile distillers for more ...

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Right Side Up/Upside Down New Label

The work of Shane Cranford, 38, and Ross Clodfelter, 33, of Device Creative Collaborative in Winston Salem, NC is nuanced and deep. Their often handcrafted print work often features rich combinations of scores, folds, die-cuts, embossing, duplexes and varnishes with gorgeous hand-lettered type and amusing copy at the margins. Their new packaging design for Piedmont ...

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Guess Who Just Turned Four?

Main Street Magic: No 6.25 Paper Studio Celebrates Four Years Remember when many “futurists” foretold the death of printing? Well, printing did not die. It simply moved home and opened up shop on Main Street. Abbey Fowler is one of thousands of small, print, design, paper businesses owned and operated by young men and women who […]

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100 Year Old Cow Helps Save the HWTM

Just Your Type: Sacred Cows A newly released print for The Beauty of Letterpress is being offered for sale to support the preservation and curation work at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. This block has historic significance. The 12.5 x 19 poster was printed by museum director Jim Moran. We spoke with Jim about his limited-edition Jersey […]

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Made You Look

Hello: My Name is Stanley Stand Out  Did you just blow a great chance to make a nice impression with a potential client? Did you hand them a flimsy business card that featured a logo drawn by your girlfriend’s best friend? What were you thinking?! Start over: First think about the kind of impression you want to […]

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Sharp, Sharper, Sharpiest: Timothy Goodman

Goodman's book provides useful prompts to help anyone pick up a Sharpie and start drawing. He provides examples of doodling, pattern-making, writing, and illustrated quotes. He serves up plenty of inspirational images from artists and designers including Julia Rothman, Shantell Martin, Jessica Walsh, Debbie Millman, Gemma O’Brien, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Mireia ...

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