Press Releases

Free PaperSpecs Webinar:
À La Carte – Cohesive Brands Across All Media

Thursday, April 3, 2014
2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific)

In this free PaperSpecs webinar sponsored by VMA’s Storyboard, guest speaker Christopher Simmons, principal and creative director of MINE, reveals his approach to creating a cohesive design message in today’s cross-media marketing environment.

Palo Alto, California – March 19, 2014 – The days of building a brand’s identity and messaging with a logo-and-letterhead mindset are long gone. Today, designers are considering any number of new marketing channels and creating solutions in …

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Take Note Award Winner: Napkinisms

NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kathrin Blatter and Andrew Johnson, partners at Un-, select Napkinisms as PaperSpecs Gallery Take Note Award Winner for Quarter Four 2013.

The unconventional magazine is a collaboration of Flash Reproductions and WAX Partnership Inc. and features words of inspiration from many of today’s most notable designers.

Palo Alto, California – February 25, 2014 – “It was a tough choice, but ultimately the piece that challenged the norm won over the others,” says Kathrin Blatter of San Francisco-based design …

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Take Note Award Winner: Luminares Poster

NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kevin Cantrell’s Luminares Poster Receives PaperSpecs Gallery’s Take Note Award for Quarter Three 2013.

The “Let There Be Light” creation story of Genesis is the lofty inspiration for this amazing poster conceived by graphic designer Kevin Cantrell and sponsored by Gruppo Cordenons.

Palo Alto, California – November 19, 2013 – “There’s no foil stamping, no ink. It’s purely gorgeous design,” says Jennifer Morla, president and creative director of Morla Design (San Francisco).

Morla, guest judge for PaperSpecs Gallery’s quarterly …

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In the Design Studio:
Launches to Rave Reviews

Haven’t you ever wanted to be a fly on the design studio wall? You know, inside the design studio during the making of gorgeous, complex print projects? Watching the action and interaction between designer and client, designer and printer, designer and their own creative impulse?

I know I have, particularly when I see a project that makes me ask, “How’d they do that?!”

That’s why we’ve created a new video series called “In the Design Studio.” The first episode is candid, revealing, …

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Free PaperSpecs Webinar:
“Designing Spirited Labels “

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific)

In this free PaperSpecs webinar sponsored by Neenah Paper, guest speaker Kevin Shaw will reveal his pro tips for designing labels that set brands apart in the highly competitive wine and beer markets.

Palo Alto, California – October 9, 2013 – Have you ever seen a square wine bottle? How about a wine bottle wrapped in beautiful paper printed with recipes and images? These are just two of the innovative designs created …

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Free PaperSpecs Webinar:
“High-End Invitation!”

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific)

In this free PaperSpecs webinar sponsored by NeenahPaper, guest speakers Karen Mar and Suzie McKig will reveal their pro tips for designing high-end invitations – from how to handle the initial client meet to selecting paper and print processes that bring magic to luxury events. 

Palo Alto, California – September 6, 2013 – “Creating high-end invitations for luxury events is a bit like B.A.S.E. jumping in a wing suit,” says Sabine Lenz, …

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