AIGA Design Conference 2017
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A UNIQUE Market and a Studio of Fire at the AIGA Design Conference

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Directly behind the Neenah booth in the exhibit hall was Studio on Fire and Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, who had brought in a 2400lb. letterpress machine the size of a twin bed to print on. A lot of these conferences have brought in machines before, but this was big enough to print posters – not the typical bookmark or business card.

AIGA Design Conference 2017

Custom type set to be printed over an already run gray ink featuring the text of the 1st Amendment. The second ink was applied by attendees, with the color changing between days. I even saw a split-fountain at least once during the conference.

AIGA Design Conference 2017

And what’s a conference without a little after-hours studio tour? Studio on Fire opened up their space with plenty of samples of their work displayed everywhere (image at top), and ran a few of their 20 presses for those in attendance.

AIGA Design Conference 2017

The UNIQUE Minnesota Market (just to the side of the exhibit hall) was open to the public this morning. Local vendors specializing in products designers love sold a wide variety of posters, home decor, clothing, nuts, as well as…

AIGA Design Conference 2017

…shaving goods and coffee beans from Honour, and more.

AIGA Design Conference 2017

Printed by Studio on fire using WILD® Papers – Black 111C by Neenah.

AIGA Design Conference 2017

Having a great feel really helps establish a premium product. Is someone trying to tell me I need to shave?

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    Matt Porter said:

    Nice post, Donovan. Wish i could be there to enjoy all this with you and other friends. So many people love the Hamilton Wood Type Museum and I know Neenah has been supportive of this essential working museum since it began. Thank you for sharing new of the good people there.

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    Thanks Matt! I was able to visit the Hamilton Wood Type Museum last summer – what an amazing place. Glad that they are not only preserving the history, but keeping and sharing the art with the industry.