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“I Bet You Read a Lot”

Print Is the New Black: POSSIBLE POV Magazine In the age of AI and automation, the team at POSSIBLE argue that print is far from dead. In fact, it might be the “new black” in media because it often does what those new technologies aim for—makes an indelible impression on the thoughts of viewers and readers. […]

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Nice Touch: Neenah Touché

Touché is noted amongst printers for its performance with specialty techniques including embossing, foil stamping and engraving. These papers have incredible foil release with clean, sharp edges; and embossings are defined and detailed. Touché Papers have the unique ability to be both soft to the touch, and crisp to the eye.

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AIGA National Conference
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Craft Matters at the AIGA National Conference

The 2017 AIGA Design Conference is once again in the wonderful city of Minneapolis. And you know it’s a 2017 design event, as Draplin Design Co. has a pop-up booth selling the hottest design merchandise in the business. A number of mingling / coffee / hours are set-up as breaks where you get a feel […]

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Drawing From A Life in Fashion

Many young women are caught up in fashion and trends, but it’s usually aspirational—a garment they hope to acquire or a style they can pull off as well as the model. Illustrator Laura Laine, based in Helsinki, is a bit different. She actually worked as a model, but her interest in fashion was less about ready-to-wear and more about ready-to-draw.

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Felix Doolittle and The Paper Mouse

Felix Doolittle & The Paper Mouse: The Convenience of Being True “Felix Doolittle” is the nom de paintbrush of Chinese watercolorist and designer Felix Fu. Fu started going by Felix when he and his family moved to Canada from Hong Kong when he was a teen. He says that he selected Felix as his English name “because in […]

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Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You

The Design Collection: 100+ Luxury Papers, Four Distinct Sections, One Mesmerizing Swatchbook   The minute you open this book and get a good look at the immense collection of luscious colors and textures within, you’ll say to yourself, “Yep, this is one big ‘Look Book.'” The latest swatchbook from The Design Collection offers over ...

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Sensational: Design Collection 2.0 Sampler

Sensational new color and texture options. Check out The Design Collection 2.0 Sampler. Now available.

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Reimagine Success: Creative Space Gives Freedom

Peoria’s Prairie Center for the Arts  Provides Space to Let Creative Minds Explore the Possible Prairie Center of the Arts is a hidden gem in downtown Peoria. Founded in 2003, the center is located in a 120 year old building that was once home to a rope manufacturer. The warehouse is now occupied with a large gallery […]

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When Shelf Appeal Gets Real

Packaging that takes a bite out of its glossy competition Shelf appeal is the Holy Grail in retail branding. Packaging must leap off shelves into consumer hands. Shelf appeal can be achieved through design, paper, and printing choices. In his article, Dressed to Extremes, for Communication Arts, author Sam McMillan writes on the power of […]

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Tea Time or Beer Thirty?

Affordable Label Solutions Arrive on Schedule It’s a mashup that also solves a pressing problem. Ingalls Design of San Francisco teamed up with Neenah Papers on a hypothetical line of tea-infused beers to show how ESTATE LABEL® pressure-sensitive labels address the need for our ever-expanding universe of niche products. The key word in consumables today […] ...

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