Posts Tagged ‘Crane’s Lettra’
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Clear Winner: Jonathan Selikoff, Letterpress Artist

There are many reasons people love letterpress. Chief among them: people like Jon Selikoff. "You will not find a more talented and generous letterpress artist," says Felix Sockwell. "Jon will share his passion with anyone willing to get in the pressroom and get their hands covered in ink. Afterwards, you will never be able to wash away the impression he leaves ...

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February 29: Make a Flying Leap

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 ...

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“Hypno-Baco-Tool-Rific?” Why Not!?

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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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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Sleigh Bells RING on Paper!

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 ...

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Uncommon Sense: Todd Thyberg’s American Manifesto

The election is over. Time to govern. Again. With a grant from Minnesota State Arts Board, Minneapolis author, artist, designer and printer Todd Thyberg wrote, design and printed a 12-page pamphlet inspired by Thomas Paine’s history-changing pamphlet Common Sense, a political tract written in 1776 in plain English that inspired hundreds of thousands of American ...

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Give a Fig

She launched an online boutique called Three Figs Villa where she collaborates with other artists to create letterpress posters designed especially for writers and wordies. Cyd said she chose letterpress printing because it has so much in common with the craft of writing – it takes careful attention and requires a lot of patience!

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Poster Backstory: Sam Michaels — Minneapolis 2014

Charles Youel of ARTCRANK profiles Minneapolis design shop Studio On Fire and Sam Michaels: “I’m one of those annoying people who loves her job,” says Michaels. “We make stuff. Actual stuff. At the end of each day there’s a physical product, which is supremely satisfying.” That “stuff” includes letterpress, foil stamp, engraving, embossing, diecut ...

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Poster Backstory: Oen Hammonds — ARTCRANK Austin 2014

Oen Hammonds is a senior visual designer at the recently formed IBM Design business unit in Austin, Texas. Alongside other top-notch design talent, he’s working to make dramatic changes to IBM’s product portfolio through improvements in user experience and user interface of legacy software. And like many designers, he's got more than a few creative endeavors ...

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Hamilton Wood Type and Print Museum Achieves Major Goal!

Big News! Neenah Paper delivers on a big promise: “We were stunned,” Museum Director Jim Moran told us, reminding us how bleak their future appeared only a year ago. We could not help but consider the Museum’s plight when we launched The Beauty of Letterpress. We can all say we have helped to save the practice of making and preserving wood type.

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