[Alyson Kuhn] Michael McGinn Design Office has impressive experience designing sampling tools. The materials program for Herman Miller, the sampling system and specifications book for GKD Metal Fabrics, the patented ring binder for Wave Binder — the list of clients and materials goes on. Setting out to design a paper-specifying tool for Mohawk gave McGinn and his team the perfect reason to think about how graphic designers work today.
To celebrate Mohawk’s new identity and campaign launch, the curators at Felt & Wire Shop have assembled a collection to get your creative juices flowing. From hardcover bookbinding kits to children’s organic garden seed kits — there’s something for everyone. Start making and creating! [MD]
The linear calendar from The Made Shop looks at time differently than a traditional grid calendar. This letterpress-printed beauty is perfect for trip planning
, project management — anything that requires a longer view into your future.
[Alyson Kuhn] Mohawk has been making premium printing paper since 1931. As the company begins its ninth decade, Michael Bierut of Pentagram looks back on 20 years as Mohawk’s brand architect. He also looks forward — to seeing the new branding come to life in the hands of Mohawk’s many design partners.
Tom O’Connor, formally known as Thomas D. O’Connor, Jr., is the Chairman and CEO of Mohawk — which has been owned by his family since its founding 80 years ago. Eight weeks ago, Tom — which is what he likes everyone to call him — tweeted, “2012:
The new Mohawk. Good things coming one after another. We are much more than a paper company.” Today, he is excited to launch the company’s new brand identity. He talks about the transformation of Mohawk on the new website, MohawkConnects.com. See his video on the homepage. He’s very animated.
Earth Day is right around the corner — Sunday, April 21. If you’re in the San Francisco area, you are invited to join the letterpress and bindery fun at the San Francisco Center for the Book. They will be hosting an interactive Earth Day extravaganza in letterpress printing and binding with free activities focused on sustainability and the book arts. There will even be “squid” printing! Read on for more details. Furthermore »