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Origami Elephant Calendar

elephant_125Hong Kong’s Pop&Zebra developed this fun and simple 2014 desk calendar using illustrations of elephants solicited from their Facebook fans. Each calendar was sent to one of their clients in a bespoke wooden box, and included a single hand-drawn origami elephant, as well as a personal message.

Sadly, the elephant theme was meant to bring a few of the noble beasts into the world, even if only in paper form, because of mankind’s …

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Beautiful World Cup Chart

cup_125However short our attention span when it comes to sports, one way to snap us right back to attention is with a print piece of this  quality and detail. Hold off on the paper and printing process for just a moment and notice that this chart of World Cup matches is designed in the shape of the World Cup trophy and the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that looms over Rio de …

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Paper Book Animations

pop_125Today’s over emphasis on digital technology seems to be spurring a backlash of creativity on the paper front, if recent projects are anything to go by. Animation on your computer or smartphone screen – not that big a deal. Animation on the pages of your paper book – huge deal!

Artist Rafael Parra Toro has gone back to the moiré effect to create a tome called The Pop on Op book. …

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AIGA’s 2014 Design Salary Survey

salary_125Every year, those of us who spend much of the year secretly suspecting that we’re not getting paid quite as much as we should get a chance to confirm or disprove that notion, thanks to AIGA. This year’s Survey of Design Salaries probably holds few surprises for most people.

All amounts given are median numbers for total cash compensation, which is why, for example, “agency creative or design director” comes in at an even $100k. You …

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GPA’s New Offset Product Catalog

gpa_125Over the last few years, GPA has been quietly expanding its range beyond the quality labels it was already known for to include a wide variety of substrates for a broad range of presses. To catch us all up on its offerings, GPA has unleashed its new Offset Product Catalog.

Here you’ll find information and inspiration for its high-performing synthetics and pressure-sensitive papers, mounting films and laminates, and a whole lot …

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7 Days to Make ‘PRO’ Even Better!

notecards-125What if you had instant access to a searchable database of more than 4,300 papers, the latest swatchbooks and promos, and expert answers to your personal paper questions? If you’re a PaperSpecs PRO, you do. And if you start your no-risk membership in the next seven days, you can complete that paper goodness with a Mohawk Strathmore gift set!

Enjoy a new Strathmore Journal in which to record your dreams and doodles, complete …

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