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Design Family Reunion Santa Fe: Birds of a Papery Feather

Alyson Kuhn reports on the bounty of Design Family Reunion in Santa Fe this past weekend: "When designer Abbey Fowler agreed to whip up all the swag for the second biennial Design Family Reunion (DFR) [http://designfamilyreunion.com] , attendees knew we were in for a treat – in a pure Neenah Environment® environment, if you see what we mean. "

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Monahan Papers: Flight of Fancy

Beautiful greeting and occasional cards are among the best gifts to send and receive. Snail Mail/Stamp-Happy Alyson Kuhn contributes this interesting feature on Stephanie Monahan: "Monahan Papers prints all of their paper products – from place cards and greeting cards to place mats, posters and long rolls of wrap – right on their own premises in Troy, Missouri. ...

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Artworks Made From Books Tell Many Tales

Alyson Kuhn reveals how books become visual art in this fascinating story. Neenah Paper celebrates the tangible reality of paper – with a new twist (or wrinkle). Writes Kuhn, "When is a book a rook? And when are pages knights? When you are Arián Dylan, the book-carving artist whose chess set you see here. Dylan’s piece, titled El orden y el caos (Order ...

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The New Neenah Environment® — Let’s “Dance a Bit”

The newly revised ENVIRONMENT® Writing, Text and Cover Papers from Neenah includes a range of rich natural colors, four of them with an innovative finish called simply RAW™. The look is raw, but the print performance is refined. It features an industrial yet organic look and feel, and engineered it on the paper machine to provide a consistent paper surface ...

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Going Postal at SF Center for the Book!

Alyson Kuhn offers a great feature on Mail Art, which got its start in the early 1960s and embraces the idea that artists can share their work without commercial middlemen, simply by mailing it to others of like mind. In the spirit of “mail art tourism,” mail/art/book is non-commercial and non-judgmental: every piece submitted was de facto accepted. She attended ...

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Delightfully Delving Into the Classic Correspondence Kit

Last week, we featured the Correspondence Salon for Ladies & Gentlemen sponsored by Neenah Paper at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. I was the event’s “producer,” and today I will tour you through the Classic Correspondence Kit that each guest received – starting with the front label (below). The Classic Correspondence Kit is a papery party ...

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On the Real Mail Trail: Putting the Ah! Back in Correspondence

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum by night. Exhibition manager Pat Burke describes the dramatic effect – part of the design of the new William H. Gross Stamp Gallery – as “an amazing cathedral of stamps.” Perfect. I (Alyson Kuhn) was recently in Washington D.C. to help celebrate the grand opening of the William H. Gross […]

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