A Superfine Connection to Benjamin Franklin


As we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Mohawk Superfine throughout 2016, we will periodically feature case studies about exceptional and historic printed projects on the iconic paper grade.  In recognition of Benjamin Franklin Day, (Jan. 17) established to pay tribute to one of our country’s founding fathers, and a printer by trade in his early years, we are highlighting The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, a comprehensive edition of Franklin’s writings and papers, said to contain “the finest collection of printed, manuscript, and visual materials dedicated to the study of Franklin and his times.”

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Remembering Massimo Vignelli’s Design Legacy


Starting by hand defines the method of the master craftsman of graphic design, Massimo Vignelli. January 10th would have marked the design icon’s 85th birthday. In Massimo’s honor, we look back at his method, as we remember his legacy.

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Lost My Name Personalized storybooks


Children love to receive storybooks during the holidays. If you’re looking for a unique gift that will completely surprise and delight a budding bookworm, look no further than the personalized books created by Lost My Name.

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How to be who you are, by Michael Bierut


For over 30 years, design extraordinaire Michael Bierut has been creating solutions for some of today’s most iconic brands. Earlier this year, Bierut released “How To,” the first book that highlights his career and provides practical guidance for graphic designers.

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Models of Perfection: 50 Books | 50 Covers


Established in 1923 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as “Fifty Books,” the 50 Books | 50 Covers competition is now the longest continually running design competition in the United States.

Since 2011, Design Observer has hosted the competition, selecting the winners and organizing an exhibition of winning entries. For the first time ever this year, Design Observer has transformed the exhibition into a printed catalog. We were pleased to team up with Design Observer and Blurb on the production of the first 50 Books | 50 Cover catalog.

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World Relief sees its 70th year through color and design

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Since 1944, World Relief has helped serve nearly four million individuals who suffer from poverty. By working with churches in struggling communities, this non-profit organization has transformed vulnerable communities into empowered communities. World Relief recognized its 70th anniversary with a rebranding, working with StudioNorth to create a book celebrating the organization’s history and mission.

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