June 2013

Letterpress Business Cards with an Edge

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Around this time of year I’m reminded by my students this is prime job-hunting season. They’re looking for that special job that speaks to them, and ways to get noticed in the crowd. There are many ways to leave a lasting impression on a potential employer, but let’s start with handing out a business card that stands out from the rest.

I love seeing the double-take when someone looks at my letterpress printed business card, they always seem to get a little more attention. Here’s a way to give them an extra pop of color to stand out even more!

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10 Tips for a Great HOW Live experience

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You’ve bought your conference tickets, booked flights, confirmed hotel room and  are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2013 HOW Live conference. We have good news: it’s finally here! HOW Live kicks off this Sunday evening and we wanted to share a few tips  to make the best of your conference experience.

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HOW+Print Come Together in the latest Moo Luxe Project

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If you you love HOW and PRINT Magazines (and who doesn’t, really?), you are really going to dig these new Moo Luxe business card collections. HOW Clever and Letter Love, are two new collections designed by the art directors of two of our favorite design publications. The design team that created this new collection for The Luxe Project includes Claudean Wheeler, Art Director of HOW + PRINT Books, Adam Ladd, Art Director of HOW Magazine, and Ronson Slagle, Art Director of PRINT Magazine.

As with all Moo Luxe Project collections, the designers selected a charity of their choice to receive 100% of the net sales for one month. The Chicago­‐based non‐profit, EPIC: Engaging Philanthropy, Inspiring Creatives, has been selected by both the HOW and PRINT designers as the lucky charity to benefit from the sales of these collections. Ready to help a charity and receive some beautiful business cards in return? Let’s take a look at the brand new designs.

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HOW Design Live – Visit Us in Booth #1709!

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HOW Design live, held June 23-25 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, is a place where designers have the chance to attend sessions that teach and inspire, network with other creatives and visit all the fabulous exhibitors.  Mohawk is excited to be exhibiting again this year! We will be showcasing a brand new app for augmented reality, called Mohawk Live, transforming the booth into a Maker Space, with new featured makers each day, and giving attendees a first look at the new Mohawk Maker Quarterly.

If that wasn’t enough, there will also be limited edition giveaways each day the exhibit all is open! Here’s a look at what will be happening each day at the conference:

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The Untold Story of Enve+Lope: How the Envelope Came to Be

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The story goes like this: Young Enve and Lope meet as friends in class, exchanging doodles and notes of affection. The relationship grows through time and is strengthened by a shared love of poetry, music, design, European travel, and, of course, love notes.  The culmination of the story – marriage. We sat down with Ms.Enve and Mr.Lope to talk about how they fell in love through notes and letters.

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What Will You Make Today? A Pinterest Challenge!

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Are you a pinning passionista? Then you are going to love our latest “What Will You Make Today?” challenge. We want you to take to Pinterest and make an inspiration board for your next project(s) . The prizes? We’ll get you the materials to help you get started and feature you right here, on Felt & Wire! Click through for full challenge details.

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