Archive for January, 2016
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Pushing the Press: Typecraft’s Dazzling Collection on Display

The Typecraft Design Library is not encyclopedic, but it is dazzling: fifteen years worth of print projects designed by over 450 designers. The exhibition Pushing the Press opened in mid-November at the A+D (Architecture and Design) Museum in Los Angeles’ downtown arts district. It showcases the entire Typecraft Design Library and closes February 29.

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The Beauty of Letterpress: Gee Whiz!

San Francisco's Earl Gee contributed this beautifully crafted and intelligently conceived new print, Edition 13, Beauty of Letterpress: The Art of Making an Impression. Mr. Gee considered various concepts for his design but, he says, “The idea of using tools as typographic forms was impossible to resist. I hope viewers and poster collectors enjoy discovering ...

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Remembering is Kind. Action is Divine.

ATG contributor Robin Salter recalls the September 2013, Against the Grain story about the compassionate effort and work of designer Marek Hosek and the nonprofit he helped form, Art for Health. The campaign continues to raise money for medical supplies to help victims of Haiti's January 12, 2010 earthquake which, by the most conservative estimates, killed more ...

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“Hypno-Baco-Tool-Rific?” Why Not!?

Many design shops create calendars that get sent out once a year, or drip campaigns that are more frequent but typically no fun. Fifth Letter in Winston Salem, NC combined the best of both worlds and had some fun doing it, creating quarterly calendars that celebrate under-rated holidays in a beautiful, tactile format.

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I Love My Hair!

’Fro Real: Braids, Coils, Doodles Dos, and Puffs. Andrea Pippins’ eclectic, and joyous new coloring book celebrates the natural beauty of the afro. But the book has a more important message: Embrace your own identity. Celebrate who you are. For years, Andrea Pippins’ embrace of her natural locks has demonstrated to her friends and admirers that ...

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