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“I Bet You Read a Lot”

Print Is the New Black: POSSIBLE POV Magazine In the age of AI and automation, the team at POSSIBLE argue that print is far from dead. In fact, it might be the “new black” in media because it often does what those new technologies aim for—makes an indelible impression on the thoughts of viewers and readers. […]

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Very Tempting: The Masterful Design of Memo NYC

Douglas Riccardi knows how serve up tempting look and feel for some of the best American restaurants. He shows restraint where appropriate. He exhibits joyful abandon when the burgers deserve it. For example... What are they serving at BÂCOSHOP in Culver City? Bacon tacos? Sign me up. Or am I misunderstanding the name? Never mind. I want to go here. Memo's ...

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All Aboard @ The Letterpress Depot!

Get On This Train The Letterpress Depot in Englewood, CO, offers a platform for anyone to enjoy and use an astonishing array of letterpress equipment and historic type archives.  Imagine a place where inspired designers can go to learn about printing, typography, bookbinding, and more. That place exists. Well, that place almost exists, thanks to the determination ...

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Mary Bruno Lets the End Times Roll

From the small town of St. Joseph, MN, designer and letterpress artist Mary Bruno organizes a second letterpress broadside exchange to excite social activism. Lucky for us, her prophesy of optimism and engagement prevailed over the apocalypse. The End of Times project was hatched by Mary Bruno in December of 2011 in response to the mythic threat of the apocalypse, ...

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Allan Espiritu and GDLOFT: Beneath the Surface of Things

As a fine artist, Philadelphia designer-artist Allan Espiritu employs the language of graphic design to disrupt the viewer’s perception of the mundane. He embodies the hope of many to bridge the foggy divide between fine art and applied (commercial) art. In both, he communicates a message and tweaks perceptions and expectations.

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One Man’s Treasure: Junk Type by Bill Rose

Not your type? Well, here's a book that has a type for everyone. Extraordinary Bill Rose is "Recapturist", photographer, and preservationist who has spent the last decade traveling across America looking for junkyards, yard sales, antique stores, and other sources of inspiration to capture examples of vintage American typography and design before they’re lost ...

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CODO: Craft Brews Made Better

One would least expect that an intellectual theory would inform the name and approach of one of the nation’s leading branding and design studios for the craft brewing industry. Like CODO’s work, its name exhibits intentionality and purpose, not caprice or whimsy. When it comes to designing brands for the craft brewing industry, these dudes are seriously ...

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Passion for Paper: Cheree Berry

Oh. What. Fun. Meet Cheree Berry Paper. One does not merely "open" their stunning invitations; one falls down them, like Alice in Wonderland tumbling down a rabbit hole. This is pure print and imaginative magic. Our kind of people: Amanda Mathenia, Carmi Cioni, Cheree Berry, Clare McMullin, Dawn Sparks, Devon Fahner, Hannah Waddell, Kate Disabato, Katherine ...

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All Good Things in Modulation

All Goods Things in Modulation. Volume, Inc. of San Francisco is led by the complementary personalities of Eric Heiman and Adam Brodsley. Volume modulates the visual and written "sound" for such diverse organizations as IDEO, Boy Scouts, and, when the mood strikes, Nine Inch Nails. Precious they are not. Intelligent they are. Whether designing custom business ...

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Angel Drops the F-Bomb

In the Spring of 2016, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts sent out a call for entries for a gallery exhibition of horror-themed art called It’s Alive. The show celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein through artist reinterpretations of the classic. "As a kid, I grew up reading horror novels classics like Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft ...

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