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Go Big or Go Home

  Outsized Ideas Define Designer’s Creative Approach “Go big or go home” captures Sarah Jacoby’s philosophy when it comes to paper craft. The team at Design Army was first drawn to Jacoby’s organic style of illustration for the Future Classic promotion, but were delighted when she decided to hand cut CLASSIC® Papers to craft a […]

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Atlanta, Gastronomic Boomtown

Let’s Eat, Y’all! Russell Shaw thinks there’s something special that happens when people sit around a table and have a meal together, so when trying to identify what inspires him about his city for the Future Classic promotion, he went the gastronomic route. “Food is a rallying point for a region — certain flavors and […]

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Can You Name This D.C. Creative Space?

Kate Zaremba’s Instrumental Take on the Capitol If you’re looking for the art scene in Washington, D.C. just ask Kate Zaremba, she’ll tell you … or give you a visual clue at least. Design Army was inspired by this illustrator/designer’s background (she worked with Jonathan Adler), and thought she’d contribute a unique vision to the […]

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The Way to a True Chicagoan’s Heart

Addition Through Subtraction: “Absolutely No Ketchup!” Simply put, Jay Fleck thinks Chicago is the best city in the world. When Design Army asked him to visually interpret his surroundings for the Neenah Future Classic promotion, Fleck whimsically combined the city’s essential with its quintessential. He designed a transit map that plots out the precise ...

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Inspired by Portland’s Outdoor Bounty

Portland’s Beauty Inspires Paper Artist, Designer Emily Brown Emily Brown is a cut-paper artist and designer from Portland, Oregon. When Design Army asked Brown to interpret what inspires her about her city, for the Neenah Future Classic promotion, she prepared by getting outdoors, and getting her hands on some Neenah CLASSIC® Papers. Read the complete ...

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Guts, Glory and Gold Foil

Go for the Gold Faun Chapin and Meg Paradise, designers and founding partners of Guts & Glory have a unique design mantra that roughly translates to “if at all possible, use gold foil.” Which is exactly what they did in their representation of the city of Oakland, CA in the new Neenah Future Classic promotion. […]

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Classic, Meet Future

We recently went on a mission, with the help of the ever-creative team at Design Army, to discover the next class of great design cities, and the innovators who are making their marks there. The result is the new Future Classic promotion — seven emerging designers, six up-and-coming cities, all compiled into one 15-page, perfect […]

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Old School Meets New, On Letterpress

Von Glitschka’s print is Issue 11 in this growing collection of limited-edition letterpress prints—a project conceived by Neenah as a way to celebrate the art of letterpress and contribute to the preservation and heritage of old school printing at the Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum.

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Inspired by Philadelphia’s Rich History

Mummer’s the Word in Philadelphia Sarah Jacoby is an illustrator and designer who earned her M.F.A at MICA. Though she’s lived in many places, growing up in and around Philadelphia gave her an appreciation for the city and its history. Particularly interested in the history of the Mummers, and the art of hand cut paper, […]

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Tasty Inspiration found in Atlanta

When Design Army was in search of artists for the Future Classic promotion, Russell Shaw’s hand-drawn illustrative style and sense of humor jumped out. Having seen a map of Portland he’d previously done, the team was delighted to see his gastronomically inspired map of “Atlanta on 30,000 Calories.” What inspired you to use a food […]

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