Paper Profiles

Smooth Printing, Crack-resistant Invercote Goes West

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As anyone who’s worked in packaging knows, you can craft some of the finest design of your career and still end up mortified by the final results. One of the top reasons for this, and certainly one of the cruellest, is cracking. However good you are at spinning a terrible situation, you quite literally can’t “paper over the cracks” when cracking occurs. The best way to avoid the heartbreak of a great …

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Made to Last

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Digital devices are the new gatekeepers of our personal information, and not as dependable as we think. We take care to store the information that matters most to us on computers, servers, backup hard drives and in the cloud. But our efforts may be less permanent than we believe.

Think about the photographs in your possession. Where are they stored? And more importantly, how?

Your answer likely depends on your demographic. If you’re a …

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Von Glitschka’s Yin-yang Approach to Letterpress

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Von Glitschka is an illustrative designer doing the full-tilt creative boogie out of his home studio in the land of Bigfoot. He’s also an author, a speaker on the creative circuit, and the newest member of the impressive list of the Beauty of Letterpress designers.

Glitschka’s print is Issue 11 in this …

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A Celebration of Strathmore: Archives on Exhibit, Swatchbook, & New Heritage Colors

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As Mohawk celebrates the 75th anniversary of Strathmore Writing Papers and their 10th anniversary as steward of the legendary Strathmore brand, the company announces the introduction of four new colors to the Strathmore Paper line, a new Strathmore swatchbook, and ongoing pop-up exhibits to showcase the Strathmore Archive and honor the longstanding heritage of …

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Showcasing Tomorrow’s Designers Today

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The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City isn’t just developing talented artists and designers who create beautiful images. It’s graduating entrepreneurs prepared to take the marketplace by storm with innovative solutions to meet complex social needs and enrich our changing lifestyles.

Students’ ideas have included a new location-based mobile app providing stories about places in nature, an affordable micro-loan program to finance student education, and an interactive iPad game to …

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Turning Paper on a Dime

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Ever thought of building an entire global paper campaign in 11 days? Mingo Press hadn’t either until UPPAbaby, an American juvenile gear company, offered up a hot potato branding project that was too good to deny.

UPPAbaby specializes in creating sleek, innovative strollers and car seats designed to offer maximum safety for baby, and top-notch style and functionality for mom and dad. They’re known for …

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