Archive for the ‘Color & Texture’ Category
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When Past Meets Present the Future is Brighter

Dream the Impossible Dream: Craig Welsh Restores a Masterpiece A Nearly Forgotten Font, Euclid, Is Resurrected Through a Nearly Lost Art Form: Wood Type. Though Alvin Lustig left this earth more than 60 years ago, his modern design influence has left an indelible mark in design history. It’s hard to believe that he died so young, at age 40—when […] ...

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Explore 4: Digital, Fresh, Bold, Bountiful

Expanded Digital Print Paper Options Mean Bountiful, Fresh, Wholesome Design Options Cooking up a short-run digital print project? Explore 4 provides a basket full of delicious options that you can use to capture buyer attention. Advances in digital print technology have led Neenah to expand its portfolio of color and texture options far beyond refined white ...

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Parse & Parcel Envelops Paper Fans In Love

Parse & Parcel Loves All Things Paper … and Neenah Envelope Kits! Wow. What a great name for a creative consultant that loves and specializes in paper and design! Clever and descriptive. That’s not easy to do. In her most recent post, Jill DiNicolantonio (No! That is not a typonio!) at Parse & Parcel celebrates notes, […]

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Ugly Art Possesses Charm and Character

The crude, messy nature of screenprinting is exactly what attracted designer Ryan Duggan to his craft of making what he calls, “Ugly Art.” In Chicago, where the temps are currently freeze-your-ass-off frigid, the print scene is hot. “We have more pro-level screen printers in this city than anywhere else in the world, and yet it’s […]

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Pushing the Press: Typecraft’s Dazzling Collection on Display

The Typecraft Design Library is not encyclopedic, but it is dazzling: fifteen years worth of print projects designed by over 450 designers. The exhibition Pushing the Press opened in mid-November at the A+D (Architecture and Design) Museum in Los Angeles’ downtown arts district. It showcases the entire Typecraft Design Library and closes February 29.

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The Beauty of Letterpress: Gee Whiz!

San Francisco's Earl Gee contributed this beautifully crafted and intelligently conceived new print, Edition 13, Beauty of Letterpress: The Art of Making an Impression. Mr. Gee considered various concepts for his design but, he says, “The idea of using tools as typographic forms was impossible to resist. I hope viewers and poster collectors enjoy discovering ...

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Remembering is Kind. Action is Divine.

ATG contributor Robin Salter recalls the September 2013, Against the Grain story about the compassionate effort and work of designer Marek Hosek and the nonprofit he helped form, Art for Health. The campaign continues to raise money for medical supplies to help victims of Haiti's January 12, 2010 earthquake which, by the most conservative estimates, killed more ...

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“Hypno-Baco-Tool-Rific?” Why Not!?

Many design shops create calendars that get sent out once a year, or drip campaigns that are more frequent but typically no fun. Fifth Letter in Winston Salem, NC combined the best of both worlds and had some fun doing it, creating quarterly calendars that celebrate under-rated holidays in a beautiful, tactile format.

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I Love My Hair!

’Fro Real: Braids, Coils, Doodles Dos, and Puffs. Andrea Pippins’ eclectic, and joyous new coloring book celebrates the natural beauty of the afro. But the book has a more important message: Embrace your own identity. Celebrate who you are. For years, Andrea Pippins’ embrace of her natural locks has demonstrated to her friends and admirers that ...

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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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