Rags to Riches: On a discreet alley in the San Francisco, Shotwell Press is an unusual hands-on studio in San Francisco that makes paper from recycled materials and prints beautiful custom designs. Rebecca Huvall visited them last year. This is her image rich story.
Fresh Is More. Laurie Schiada, Creative Services ECD and Southwest region GM at Boeing, Amanda Froehlich, manager of Creative Operations at Saint-Gobain, and Ed Roberts, creative lead at ElectriCities are in-house management veterans who share their insights on collaborations between outside and in-house creative teams. Sometimes they hire freelancers who bring ...
If you’re lucky enough to attend Design Ranch in Austin this year, Abi Daniel will be teaching a workshop on her woodburning technique in which she infuses burned linework on wood with watercolor washes, as she did in the piece above. “It’s a pretty fun method, and the imperfections that happen along the way, add an unexpected dimension,” she says. What ...
Parse & Parcel Loves All Things Paper … and Neenah Envelope Kits! Wow. What a great name for a creative consultant that loves and specializes in paper and design! Clever and descriptive. That’s not easy to do. In her most recent post, Jill DiNicolantonio (No! That is not a typonio!) at Parse & Parcel celebrates notes, […]
A Fantastic Way to Say “Love” They Do! We Do! Do You Love, Too!? Sonia & Cody’s Fantasy Inspired Letterpress Wedding Suite “It’s not often that I get to design anything personal, so getting married was really the most wonderful excuse to go all out and design something conceptually meaningful and aesthetically characteristic to my wife’s ...
The National Toy & Minatures Museum in Kansas City: For Kids of All Ages...To grow attendance and donor support, the museum needed a look to match the prestige of a national museum. The T / m turned to Kansas City's best worse-kept design secret, Ingred Sidie and Michelle Sonderegger at Design Ranch to make this happen.
Outsized Ideas Define Designer’s Creative Approach “Go big or go home” captures Sarah Jacoby’s philosophy when it comes to paper craft. The team at Design Army was first drawn to Jacoby’s organic style of illustration for the Future Classic promotion, but were delighted when she decided to hand cut CLASSIC® Papers to craft a […]
Let’s Eat, Y’all! Russell Shaw thinks there’s something special that happens when people sit around a table and have a meal together, so when trying to identify what inspires him about his city for the Future Classic promotion, he went the gastronomic route. “Food is a rallying point for a region — certain flavors and […]
Kate Zaremba’s Instrumental Take on the Capitol If you’re looking for the art scene in Washington, D.C. just ask Kate Zaremba, she’ll tell you … or give you a visual clue at least. Design Army was inspired by this illustrator/designer’s background (she worked with Jonathan Adler), and thought she’d contribute a unique vision to the […]
Addition Through Subtraction: “Absolutely No Ketchup!” Simply put, Jay Fleck thinks Chicago is the best city in the world. When Design Army asked him to visually interpret his surroundings for the Neenah Future Classic promotion, Fleck whimsically combined the city’s essential with its quintessential. He designed a transit map that plots out the precise ...