The Heads of State Takes a Look Back

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Asking designers to pick their favorite project from the year is like asking a parent to choose their favorite child.  It’s nearly impossible, as some may argue that each project holds a special bit of pride or nostalgia. So we tweaked our phrasing and asked the uber-talented crew at The Heads of State to indulge us by selecting some of their most unforgettable projects. As the last days of 2015 neared, four designers at the Philadelphia-based studio reflected, and each shared a project that they were especially fond of having a hand in creating.

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A holiday card’s cross country journey

Olivia Booth and Ariana Shank are senior design students attending the University of Wisconsin.  For a recent class project, the students were tasked with an assignment designed to make paper ‘cool’. The duo decided to create a stop motion video that highlighted the tactile aspect of paper.

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On the Wire: Designer to Watch, Gia Graham


Today, guest blogger, Sarah Schwartz, editor of Stationery Trends and The Paper Chronicles, chats with another of Stationery Trends’ Top Ten 2015 Designers to Watch about their career, inspiration and thoughts about paper. Today, Sarah introduces us to Gia Graham, creator of Betsywhite Stationery.

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On The Wire: Envelopes + Color by Paper Epiphanies


Today, guest blogger, Sarah Schwartz, editor of Stationery Trends and The Paper Chroniclesprofiles Victoria Venturi of Paper Epiphanies and celebrates the envelope.

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Champion of Craft: Drawn Home

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As we celebrate the influence of art and design on impressions, the focus of issue six of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly, we’re taking a closer look at the group of talented makers featured within.

Today we follow up with owner and creator Stacey Beach, of Drawn Home, hand-made quilts, throws and pillows. Read on to learn more about Stacey’s thoughts around design.

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Hatch Show Print, Langford Honor Dylan and Cash With New Work

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On a recent visit to Nashville’s Hatch Show Print, my gaze drifted from the wall of show posters that command attention to a man dressed in dark clothes rhythmically sweeping the floor. There was something about the way that he performed the simple task that made me feel like I was witnessing a sacred ritual.

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