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Cool Designs of the Week

nike opening package designThere are few design arenas more thankless than packaging and, it must be said, for good reason. Sadly, much of it is unnecessary, aesthetically bankrupt, and more often than not, an afterthought. But when creativity, skill and budget align, it can also be some of the most inspiring design there is. This week, we once again bow before the sultans of wine packaging, Stranger & Stranger, and see …

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Cool Cards of the Week

fingerprint business cardThough business cards are primarily used to make a “professional” impression, they can also playfully express who we are as individuals. This week, we tackle two pop culture mainstays, get our fingerprints all over everything, and put more thought into one card than any would’ve thought possible. (You can check out previous Cool Cards of the Week right here.)

Twin Peaks/2001: A Space Odyssey Business Card

With recent news that Showtime …

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New MultiLoft Swatchbook

MultiLoft-swb-125Those looking to replicate the look and feel of ultra-thick letterpress stationery using today’s short-run digital presses should take Convertible Solutions’ MultiLoft line for a test drive. This is something the specialty papermaker has made even easier this month with the release of their updated swatchbook, which features new enhancements to its October 2014 edition based on user feedback. Each sample includes that sheet’s number, …

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Cool Designs of the Week

marou chocolate wrapper designGood design becomes great design when creatives are not only allowed but encouraged to take a risk, which just so happens to be the theme this time around. This week, we endure another Tax Day in luxury, salivate over the imaginative wrappings of a chocolate bar, and look into the future with an eye-catching annual report. (For more Cool Designs of the week, indulge in some risky business by checking them …

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GPA Joins Fedrigoni Group

Fedrigoni GroupSubstrate maker GPA has just announced it is joining Italy’s Fedrigoni Group, and already we’re excited by the prospect of gaining access to all of those luxurious Fedrigoni papers that are hard to come by stateside. (We’re greedy that way.)

“We are extremely pleased, because thanks to GPA, the Fedrigoni Group will now be able to serve and support the US specialty substrate market with well-consolidated coverage; this will constitute a solid …

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Behold The Paper Book

arjowiggins paper bookThere are swatchbooks and then there are swatchbooks. Some are fun, some are beautifully printed, and some do little more than show you the different papers available. From the looks of their new limited-distribution volume “The Paper Book,” Arjowiggins is aiming to add another category to the swatchbook library: swatchbook as art object.

Ostensibly a sample book showing off all of the offerings in its Creative Papers family, “The Paper …

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