Archive for December, 2015
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In Gratitude … 2015

In Gratitude, 2015: We thank Against the Grain readers and contributors for making this year a spectacular celebration of everything that is great in American design, printing, and all creative endeavor. You are the reason we exist. You are the source of all our inspiration. Happy New Year.

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SHT Show: Say It Five Times. Fast. Faster.

The SHT Show: Seattle, Havana, Tehran. A poster show by artists from these three cities? Why? Well, why not?! When Daniel Smith embarked on curating an international poster show—specifically Seattle, Havana, Tehran—some may have questioned his sanity. These three cities are worlds apart, not just in miles, but culture, politics, and more. Simply consider ...

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Good Taste: Letterpress Posters Whet Appetites!

Hot, Fresh, Wholesome & Delicious!  Handmade Tortillas, Fresh Baked Bread, Letterpress Posters? Yes, Please! When Mi Rancho opened its doors in 1939 in Oakland, Calif., it was the only Mexican grocery store in the area, providing handmade tortillas and other specialty items. This family-owned business has since grown into a supplier to restaurants all over ...

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Three Good Guys. Three Good Books.

Such Gifts These Three!  How Could You Not? Bierut. HOW TO … Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, and (Every Once in a While) Change the World, by Michael Bierut, Published by Harper Design/Thames & Hudson, $50 (Reviewed by Emily Potts) Michael Bierut’s frank commentary ...

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Win a Neenah DIY Envelope Template Kit!

Enter a chance to win a DIY Envelope Template Kit from Neenah, How and Print!

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Quiet Mailbox Means New Marketing Opportunity

Another Man's Treasure. In this email-, text-, social media-frenzied world, sophisticated marketers as creating direct that stands out and recipients remember. The relative quiet of the old mailbox has become coveted real estate again. Neenah's latest promotion on ENVIRONMENT demonstrates how fine paper, design, and print can make your direct campaign jump from ...

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Sketch a Doodle Doodle Do!

From the Department of Stocking Stuffers These Quirky Doodle Books  Inspire Designers, Artists, and Storytellers Artist Gemma Correll‘s quirky worldview is captured in the pages of the thousands of sketchbooks she has always kept close at hand. A lifelong doodler, her sketches and musings have led to a successful career as an illustrator and cartoonist. ...

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