Archive for March, 2016
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Expressing and Pressing in Lubbock

Mom & Pop f2design in Lubbock, TX has churned out a startling number of posters over the years, many or sale on their website. Co-owners Dirk and Carol Fowler have worked with great bands, including The Killers, the Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, singer Lyle Lovett, and Wilco, with whom they've had a ten-year run. Dirk notes, “They’re easy to work with. ...

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A Bearded Lady and a Hoarsefly Walk Into a Bar …

If you’re lucky enough to attend Design Ranch in Austin this year, Abi Daniel will be teaching a workshop on her woodburning technique in which she infuses burned linework on wood with watercolor washes, as she did in the piece above. “It’s a pretty fun method, and the imperfections that happen along the way, add an unexpected dimension,” she says. What ...

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Say It, Mean It, Send It: Thank You.

I don't know about you, but I was raised to write thank you notes. Yes, notes. On cards. Or personalized stationery. Today, an emailed or texted thanks is common, and I applaud any effort to express thanks, especially one festooned with personality-packed emoji, but I also mourn the handwritten note. Now more than ever, taking the time to put actual pen to ...

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Sensational: Design Collection 2.0 Sampler

Sensational new color and texture options. Check out The Design Collection 2.0 Sampler. Now available.

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When Past Meets Present the Future is Brighter

Dream the Impossible Dream: Craig Welsh Restores a Masterpiece A Nearly Forgotten Font, Euclid, Is Resurrected Through a Nearly Lost Art Form: Wood Type. Though Alvin Lustig left this earth more than 60 years ago, his modern design influence has left an indelible mark in design history. It’s hard to believe that he died so young, at age 40—when […] ...

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Explore 4: Digital, Fresh, Bold, Bountiful

Expanded Digital Print Paper Options Mean Bountiful, Fresh, Wholesome Design Options Cooking up a short-run digital print project? Explore 4 provides a basket full of delicious options that you can use to capture buyer attention. Advances in digital print technology have led Neenah to expand its portfolio of color and texture options far beyond refined white ...

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Brand Connection: Dig Deeper

Bill Gardner of LogoLounge: “Take the Demographic Blindfold Off” Bombarded with thousands of messages daily, successful brands must constantly evolve to reach discerning subsets of the marketplace. All hispanics are not equal. All Catholics are not family friendly. All women do not love Hillary. Brands have “personalities” that appeal to specific people ...

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