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Under Armour Spring/Summer ’15 LookBook: Designed with the Athlete in Mind

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Founded in 1996 by Kevin Plank, a former University of Maryland football player, Under Armour is a global powerhouse in the world of performance apparel, footwear and equipment. Known by athletes as the go-to brand for staying cool, dry and comfortable during a game or workout, Under Amour is continually innovating and expanding its technical product assortment with a mission to make all athletes better.

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High Fidelity Printing: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Inxwell

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In 1995, Mohawk cracked the code on how to make beautiful uncoated paper perform like coated paper, using a surface treatment named Inxwell.  Today, as Inxwell quietly celebrates its 20th anniversary, we look back at how Inxwell papers – Options and Navajo – were first introduced, and how they continue today to provide designers and printers all the benefits of sharp, saturated color without sacrificing the aesthetic beauty of fine, uncoated papers.

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The Making of Sketchy

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In July, Mohawk was pleased to host noted illustrator Craig Frazier  for a collaboration involving Xerox. Frazier, one of the leading conceptual illustrators producing editorial, corporate and publishing work worldwide, had expressed interest in collaborating with Mohawk and Xerox on the production of a limited-edition, digitally printed book of his sketches. His week-long Mohawk residency resulted in an incredibly beautiful book entitled, Sketchy: Sketches from 1999 – 2014 by Craig Frazier.

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Illustrator extraordinaire Craig Frazier collaborates with Mohawk on Sketchy

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“For every finished illustration or design, there is a sketch sharing the same DNA.” – Craig Frazier
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Touchable, Memorable Design – New Educational Book features History of Engraving with Beautifully Executed Engraved Samples

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“In the 1430s, around the same time Johannes Gutenberg was creating a revolution by developing the first printing press, engraving techniques began to appear in both Italy and Germany. The technique they used is called intaglio, an Italian word that literally means ‘carving’ –a process that involves incising or carving by hand, dots, dashes, hatches, lines, and shapes into the surface of metal plates to form images including letters.”

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Artisan Books – Making Bespoke Books Beautifully

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

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