Posts Tagged ‘Letterpress’
AIGA Design Conference 2017
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A UNIQUE Market and a Studio of Fire at the AIGA Design Conference

Directly behind the Neenah booth in the exhibit hall was Studio on Fire and Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, who had brought in a 2400lb. letterpress machine the size of a twin bed to print on. A lot of these conferences have brought in machines before, but this was big enough to print posters – not […]

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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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‘Tis the Season to Order Holiday Cards

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 […] ...

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100 Year Old Cow Helps Save the HWTM

Just Your Type: Sacred Cows A newly released print for The Beauty of Letterpress is being offered for sale to support the preservation and curation work at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. This block has historic significance. The 12.5 x 19 poster was printed by museum director Jim Moran. We spoke with Jim about his limited-edition Jersey […]

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Aaron Draplin: “Foresight, Guts, Wherewithal”

The Beauty of Letterpress was conceived by Neenah, with the goal of celebrating letterpress and preserving Hamilton and one of the world’s largest collections of historic wood type. To date there have been nine prints issued, and last year Neenah presented a $30,000 check to the museum (half from sales of the limited-edition prints and half from a donation ...

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Poster Backstory: Allan Peters — Minneapolis 2014

Charles Youel of ARTCRANK delivers another installment on this year's poster series: "A creative director at Target, Allan Peters has made a name for himself designing everything from signage to motion and products for the retail giant, with a signature colorful, minimalist/pop art-inspired flair. “I love to find paper that amplifies my idea,” he says “With ...

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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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Poster Backstory: Ty Wilkins — ARTCRANK Austin 2014

ARTCRANK® is a poster show about bicycles. Since 2007, ARTCRANK has staged more than 50 pop-up art shows featuring handmade, bike-inspired posters created by local artists and graphic designers in the U.S., the U.K. and France. A longtime sponsor of ARTCRANK, Neenah Paper is teaming up with the show to highlight the work of four poster […]

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Jucy Lucy’s and a Studio on Fire Tour at Head, Heart, Hand

Based on my years serving on the local AIGA board, as well as numerous conferences, I find that it is no secret that Minneapolis has some amazing creatives. It did not shock me one bit that the AIGA Head, Heart, Hand Conference would choose this city as the backdrop for this event. That, and to […]

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