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Bike Prints: The Forbidden City

Bike tire print: The Forbidden CityArtist Thomas Yang is at it again with his latest masterpiece, The Forbidden City, depicting that national treasure of mainland China. As before he has used tracks laid down by strategically placed bike tires to do it. And as before he’s limited the print run to just 100 copies…which have already sold out. (Rats!) You can, however, purchase an …

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Trucard Matte’s Bright White

TrucardShield those retinas because Tullis Russell has thrown its lot in with the “brighter is better” brigade: its new bright white shade is now standard across its whole matte-coated Trucard range – another option for those looking to make their packaging designs pop. This line of coated and uncoated solid bleached …

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Woodstock Sawmill Identity

Woodstock saw mill identityMost of us probably have a paper-mill rep’s business card stashed somewhere (usually as a bookmark in an old swatchbook), but when was the last time you received a card from a  sawmill? We instantly fell in love with this identity for Ukranian saw mill Woodstock, and we’re sure you can see why. Have you ever seen such a …

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‘Pack Your Bags’ Business Card

'Pack your bags' business cardJakarta’s Audy Sutama came up with a brilliant calling card for Indonesian travel agency Toya Yatra Tour & Travel, which specializes in world tours. Cut to resemble a tiny suitcase complete with destination stickers, this business card opens up to reveal a fold-out explosion of foreign sights. On …

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Monotype’s ‘The Recorder’ Reloaded

Monotype's 'The Recorder'When it comes to a beautifully printed publication, we’ll admit it – sometimes we are quite happy to judge a book by its cover. In this case it is the newly resurrected Monotype magazine The Recorder, which boasts a killer foil blocked cover that just screams look at me, love me, take me home already! Redesigned by Birmingham art …

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The Amazing X-ray Viewer

X-ray viewerLike the elves of folklore who cobbled together fine footwear for the shoemaker after he went to bed (an early form of outsourcing), the elves at Structural Graphics frequently inject a third-dimension – and some much-needed relevance – into traditional direct-mail products. The results often inspire admiration and smiles, but with their recent piece for Whirlpool brand Gladiator

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