Main Street Magic: No 6.25 Paper Studio Celebrates Four Years Remember when many “futurists” foretold the death of printing? Well, printing did not die. It simply moved home and opened up shop on Main Street. Abbey Fowler is one of thousands of small, print, design, paper businesses owned and operated by young men and women who […]
Feel It, Show It, Express It: On Paper The National Stationery Show Opened Sunday, May 17 The Javits Center in New York City is now teeming with paper people—designers, buyers, manufacturers, attendees, and exhibitors at National Stationery Show, May 17–20. It’s a design-driven annual event that attracts over 11,000 visitors. This year, two independent ...
Emily Potts Reports: "Truly great business cards all have three things in common: good design, high quality printing, and durable, beautiful paper. If you want to make a good first impression, your card needs to be printed on a nice, rigid stock, not something that’s floppy and dare I say, impotent when you hand it to a potential client. Your card should make ...
Who does not love a printed holiday greeting card? ’Tis the season for sharing fine and merry inspiration, so take a break from the baking, online shopping—with next day delivery—and share a load of brilliant design and printed cards. What do we want for Christmas? One of these to show up in our analog mailbox. Six cheerful examples from designer/letterpress ...
Alyson Kuhn reports on the joy of Design Family Reunion: "The workshop facilitator-orchestrators went to great lengths – literally and figuratively – to spark everyone’s creativity. Actually, the word workshop seems inadequate. Each activity was totally hands-on, but also a bit contemplative. Let’s call them creative immersion experiences. Here’s who ...
Alyson Kuhn reports on the bounty of Design Family Reunion in Santa Fe this past weekend: "When designer Abbey Fowler agreed to whip up all the swag for the second biennial Design Family Reunion (DFR) [http://designfamilyreunion.com] , attendees knew we were in for a treat – in a pure Neenah Environment® environment, if you see what we mean. "
Nothing Could be Greener: A Tree House Wedding in Michigan From Abbey Fowler of 6.25 Paper Studio: Could there be anything more romantic or adorable than a wedding in a tree house? A tree house is where we as children "play" wedding. But to actually have a real, grown-up wedding on a tree-covered hilltop with a beautiful view of your hometown and zoo!? Awesome. ...
Our favorite Old New Borrowed Blue columnist Abbey Fowler of 6.25 Paper Studio in Grand Rapids, MI reports on the National Stationery Show, a paradise of ideas, options and innovations featuring the finest writing papers in the world and some of the most dedicated and talented designers and printers who use it. The show is huge: let her lead you through some ...
Abbey Fowler returns with Old New Borrowed Blue ... ideas in paper for special occasions. She reports — "In traditional Japanese culure, it's believed that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. Some legends say that you are granted eternal good luck, not just one wish. This makes the act of giving one thousand cranes ...
Ever drive by an especially charming Halloween tableu and notice Mr. and Mrs. Pilgrim peeking over the Great Pumpkin's shoulder? Even better — have you witnessed Santa Claus peeking over the Pilgrims' shoulder? Don't laugh. It happens. The starting gun for Thanksgiving and Christmas has sounded! What does this have to do with paper? EVERYTHING! We need your ...