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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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Rags to Riches: Shotwell Paper Mill & Press

Rags to Riches: On a discreet alley in the San Francisco, Shotwell Press is an unusual hands-on studio in San Francisco that makes paper from recycled materials and prints beautiful custom designs. Rebecca Huvall visited them last year. This is her image rich story.

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2016: Never Forget

No matter whether you regard 2016 as filled with good or bad, richness or dearth, the past informs the future. Keep that in mind. On the subject keeping things in mind, what's in your inbox and mailbox today? The seasonal deluge of original, hackneyed, beautiful, ugly, witty, and witless greeting cards, e-cards, mail-order catalogs, and promos is an annual rite. ...

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Kind Cuts: Kelli Anderson’s Paperworks

Kelli Anderson love paper for many reasons. It empowers her. It drives her. It adapts to her will. "“People take paper for granted because it’s like what your student loan bills arrive on, so it’s easy for it to be completely invisible—but it can be aerodynamic! And audible! You can bend it into a mask, it can be a fortune teller,” Anderson says. “I ...

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Aesthetic Union: Letterpress Swashbuckler

Aesthetic Union: Where Tourists Rarely Travel “Fast as [All That]” “There’s more to letterpress printing than folksy stamps and filigree wedding invitations,” says former ship’s deckhand James Tucker of Aesthetic Union. If you’re in the vicinity of San Francisco’s Mission District, check out the treasures at Aesthetic ...

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A Perfect Blend: Wine & Design

  Barrel + Ink: The Oenophile’s Love Child No Sonoma Valley vineyard? No Napa Valley warehouse stocked with barrels? No obese celebrity billionaire to bankroll the brand? Not at Barrel + Ink, an unusual collaborative wine producer that brings together varied and talented artists and winemakers to create alluring labels of extraordinary quality priced ...

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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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