Posts Tagged ‘Studio on Fire’
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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Package the Promise

The Allure of Premium Packaging “Premium Brand” means more than high-priced goods. It suggests “high value” products, too. The kinds that appeal to loyal brand loyalists such as parents who desire the kid-friendly laptop or mobile device for their child’s entertainment and education. Premium brands appeal to the buyer’s sense of self-worth and image. ...

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Perfectly Imperfect: Human Connection

People love the tangible artifact because they love the notion that what they can hold something touch by human hands and designed by people who understand the value of real connection. With fine paper, color and texture, letterpress is the perfect media to achieve both. Emily Potts reports: "Although letterpress printing is a traditional, laborious process, ...

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Camp is Always Better with a Fire

I have to hand it to AIGA Minnesota. What this AIGA chapter does is create one impressive conference. I’m not sure how they do it – well deserved praise to those involved. Design Camp is something worth checking out. Day two started off with Cap Watkins of Etsy. There is a reason Cooper-Hewitt just presented Etsy […]

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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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Hamilton Type & Printing Museum Campaign Nears $$ Goal

If you love letterpress printing, chances are you know Boxcar Press. The Syracuse, NY-based shop has been printing and making plates for letterpress printers for over 16 years. This group of long-time letterpress lovers have stepped in help the Hamilton Type & Printing Museum achieve its fundraising goal. With only $1,564 left to reach the 30k goal, Boxcar produced ...

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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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Design Camp: Studio on Fire and Paper Puppets

I really wasn’t planning on drawing an owl for my third Design Camp post illustration. In fact, I was actually thinking of doing something more along the lines of a loon or a squirrel. But last night I got this urgent request from Alec Rutgers (@Cdianshield) via twitter: @benlueders @NeenahPaper Can I request for the next daily […]

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A Thing of Beauty: 90 x 2 = Double Perfection

When the right paper choice makes all the difference in the world: "Patrick Jeske of parts & labor in Minneapolis designed the card and explained design intent: “The design called for a piece that was refined, elegant, and timeless, without being pretentious; while tipping it's hat to the heritage of the client's ancestry. This was a true design challenge. ...

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