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SHT Show: Say It Five Times. Fast. Faster.

The SHT Show: Seattle, Havana, Tehran. A poster show by artists from these three cities? Why? Well, why not?! When Daniel Smith embarked on curating an international poster show—specifically Seattle, Havana, Tehran—some may have questioned his sanity. These three cities are worlds apart, not just in miles, but culture, politics, and more. Simply consider ...

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Paper People Unite

Feel It, Show It, Express It: On Paper The National Stationery Show Opened Sunday, May 17 The Javits Center in New York City is now teeming with paper people—designers, buyers, manufacturers, attendees, and exhibitors at National Stationery Show, May 17–20. It’s a design-driven annual event that attracts over 11,000 visitors. This year, two independent ...

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Package the Promise

The Allure of Premium Packaging “Premium Brand” means more than high-priced goods. It suggests “high value” products, too. The kinds that appeal to loyal brand loyalists such as parents who desire the kid-friendly laptop or mobile device for their child’s entertainment and education. Premium brands appeal to the buyer’s sense of self-worth and image. ...

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Go Green…Like an Avocado?

  What Does Eco-Friendly Mean? Print Experts Help Explain   It’s April. The month we celebrate Earth Day. But as the planet heats up, it’s becoming harder to “celebrate”. Humans and animals, printers and designers, brands and governments are being forced to adapt to the changing climate. So let’s talk sustainability. What does it mean to […] ...

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Color Choice is the Spice of Creative Life

  By Pinch, Spoon or Cup Full,  Nothing Enhances Print Communication Like a Bright (or Soothing) Burst of Color Moody hues with dramatic appeal, regal violet with a touch of romance, or bursts of energetic yellow. How do you explain your preference for a rich red over cornflower blue, or bright orange over moss green? […]

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Sleigh Bells RING on Paper!

Who does not love a printed holiday greeting card? ’Tis the season for sharing fine and merry inspiration, so take a break from the baking, online shopping—with next day delivery—and share a load of brilliant design and printed cards. What do we want for Christmas? One of these to show up in our analog mailbox. Six cheerful examples from designer/letterpress ...

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Do You Believe in Magic?

Rebecca Bedrossian looks back at Design Week Birmingham: "Design Week Birmingham is a multifaceted event that includes installations, lectures, film showings, exhibits, workshops and social gatherings inspired by the belief that design matters. From hands-on workshops, Pecha Kucha and TEDxBirmingham to a pop-up design shop, this carefully curated week was chock-full ...

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