Archive for the ‘Create’ Category
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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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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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Win a Neenah DIY Envelope Template Kit!

Enter a chance to win a DIY Envelope Template Kit from Neenah, How and Print!

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Yo-Yos + Dolls + Tiny Tubas = Kids of All Ages

The National Toy & Minatures Museum in Kansas City: For Kids of All Ages...To grow attendance and donor support, the museum needed a look to match the prestige of a national museum. The T / m turned to Kansas City's best worse-kept design secret, Ingred Sidie and Michelle Sonderegger at Design Ranch to make this happen.

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Extraordinary: NOLA Designer Alexa Pulitzer

A conversation with NOLA stationery designer Alexa Pulitzer. "In 1997 Pulitzer purchased her family’s print shop from Randa, the new owner (and former competitor) of her family’s necktie company. After three years of creating stationery in the evenings and on the weekends, she finally had the opportunity to set up the print shop on her own. “I was designing ...

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Lift Your Spirits!!

Packaging is competitive in the spirits category, and paper choice can make or break the design. Consumers are naturally drawn to the tactile qualities of labels with specialty print processes such as letterpress, foil stamping, and engraving. Neenah has been providing top-notch label papers to wineries, craft beer brewers, and high-profile distillers for more ...

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Made You Look

Hello: My Name is Stanley Stand Out  Did you just blow a great chance to make a nice impression with a potential client? Did you hand them a flimsy business card that featured a logo drawn by your girlfriend’s best friend? What were you thinking?! Start over: First think about the kind of impression you want to […]

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Sharp, Sharper, Sharpiest: Timothy Goodman

Goodman's book provides useful prompts to help anyone pick up a Sharpie and start drawing. He provides examples of doodling, pattern-making, writing, and illustrated quotes. He serves up plenty of inspirational images from artists and designers including Julia Rothman, Shantell Martin, Jessica Walsh, Debbie Millman, Gemma O’Brien, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Mireia ...

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Adult Coloring Books Relieve Stress

Yoga for the Brain? Adult Coloring Books Bring Therapeutic Benefits Oommm.  Relax with a … coloring book? Yes. Coloring books for adults are the new rage in publishing here in the United States, but in other countries, such as France, they’ve been more popular than cookbooks in recent years. Why, you ask? As many people […]

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