Olivetti Note Cards from Princeton Architectural Press. For the Mid-Century Modern who has everything—and wants to brag about it in writing. Happy Holidays. Say it on Paper.
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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Such Gifts These Three! How Could You Not? Bierut. HOW TO … Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, and (Every Once in a While) Change the World, by Michael Bierut, Published by Harper Design/Thames & Hudson, $50 (Reviewed by Emily Potts) Michael Bierut’s frank commentary ...
From the Department of Stocking Stuffers These Quirky Doodle Books Inspire Designers, Artists, and Storytellers Artist Gemma Correll‘s quirky worldview is captured in the pages of the thousands of sketchbooks she has always kept close at hand. A lifelong doodler, her sketches and musings have led to a successful career as an illustrator and cartoonist. ...
Still the Best: Paper Greetings From Your Hands to Theirs Admit it. There’s nothing worse that an empty mailbox during the holiday season. Don’t let that happen to you, your friends, your family, or your business associates! Mail them a real card this holiday season. Choose handcrafted cards that reflect your hopes, wishes, or personal philosophy, and […] ...