How do you take a beloved brand that’s seen 55 years of success and alter it for the times? Carefully. It’s been a year in the making, but the iconic CLASSIC Brands have finally emerged — refreshed, refined and reorganized. Here’s the scoop: Eight must-have new colors, two new gotta-touch textures, duplexes, digital papers, and envelopes. This relaunch ...
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 […]
Ahead of Their Times Thymes is 30. Goldleaf is 25. The Wink Package Design is Brand Spanking New. For nearly three decades, Thymes has applied artisan craftsmanship to enriching the quality of daily experience through naturally-derived scents. Its fragrances are composed at its on-site fragrance studio, where perfumers blend nature, art, and science to ...
Alyson Kuhn celebrates one design firm that is taking the leap. Stone Interiors specializes in designing sophisticated interiors, primarily residential. The studio recently launched a new website and identity materials. Principle Stacy Stone comments, “Our materials reflect our brand in a tactile way. They complement everything we do. They don’t replace ...
Everlovin’ Press & Five Canadian Artists Celebrate Canadian Culture Mittens, Pancakes, Robots, Snowdrops, and Loons Our friends to the North, Everlovin’ Press in Kingston, Ontario, have created a new series of fine letterpress prints called The Canadianist, featuring five illustrations from select artists to comment on Cananadian culture, from high to ...
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 […]
Go for the Gold Faun Chapin and Meg Paradise, designers and founding partners of Guts & Glory have a unique design mantra that roughly translates to “if at all possible, use gold foil.” Which is exactly what they did in their representation of the city of Oakland, CA in the new Neenah Future Classic promotion. […]
Skål! Scandinavian Design & Spirit Traditions Inspire Print Designs Museum exhibitions can make for great print design. A designer can play with interesting content, cool artifacts , a good, ready-made story, and (usually) a client who values smart, effective art and design. The Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa, is one such client. This delightful ...
The Beauty of the Printed Book: Art Young, Early 20th Century American Illustrator Established in 2006 Seraphemera Books (http://www.seraphemera.org) of Bethel, CT is the cottage industry of the wife and husband team Ava Dawn Heydt and Marc Moorash and their three children, Ivy, Leif, and Lucian who lend a helping hand as young apprentices. They […] ...
Michael Osborne has designed limited-edition print No. 6 in Neenah’s Beauty of Engraving series. He adapted elements from old stock certificates, added an original cartouche, and set some devilishly tiny type. The print shows off the clarity of engraving at its fancy finest, with borders pushing the press quite close to the edge. Each print in Neenah’s ongoing ...