Chronicle Books Letterpress Journals & Notecards: Designer Klas Falhen

From the Klas Fahlén collection

Known for his elegant illustrations featuring a distinctively whimsical style and bold use of color, Stockholm-based Klas Fahlen has developed a worldwide following. His creations can be found everywhere from Kate Spade to Kohl’s, and on food and wine packaging around the world. In 2011, Fahlen earned the Cannes Design Lion for his work designing packaging for ICA Foods.  More recently, Klas has partnered with Chronicle Books to design a new line of letterpress journals and notecards featuring his signature designs. Furthermore »

ADCD 10th Anniversary Paper Fashion Show Winners + Interviews

Photo by Scott Quinn Photography

Last week paper lovers, fashion gurus, and designers all gathered in the Mile High City to celebrate and take part in the tenth annual Art Directors Club of Denver Paper Fashion Show.  Contestants created a total of 42 unique designs made entirely out of paper, and competed to win best of show in a variety of categories.

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Building Memories in Paper

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Paper is as much a part of sacred memories as family vacations and first dates. We formed our first letters across the light blue lines of primary school wide-ruled notebook paper. We cut into soft-yet-crisp construction paper for our first art projects. We carefully selected shade and paper texture for our wedding invitations.

For many designers, including Albany, New York-based artist Ken Ragsdale, the love of constructing with paper doesn’t fade with time.

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Artisan Books – Making Bespoke Books Beautifully


Bespoke. The word conjures images of fine quality, handcrafted items. Artisan Books fit this description; they make beautiful books.

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Mohawk Maker Interview: Scrumptious, Hand-rolled Beauty’s Bagels


“We kind of obsess over the details of our business. We think that the small things contribute so greatly to the experience of the customer, probably without them even realizing it.” We couldn’t agree more with this statement – which is why Beauty’s Bagel Shop is a featured Maker in the latest issue of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly.

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It’s Still Summer at Farm Share Studio


Like the heirloom seed packets that get us through the midwinter blues, Farm Share Studio brings the intense color and flavor of high summer indoors all year round. Farm Share Studio is a project developed by Laura Shore to promote local foods and the farmers who make it possible. Laura paints small, closely observed “produce portraits” of local fruits and vegetables against richly colored backgrounds. She offers cards and prints for sale on her Etsy shop: FarmShareStudio. On her blog, she explores the intersection of farms, food, and the preservation of the agricultural landscape.

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