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Never Stop Exploring: The North Face

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For over 40 years, The North Face has provided an authentic solution to the real needs of athletes. Named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain, The North Face® legend began, ironically, on a beach. More precisely, San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, at an altitude of only 150 feet above sea level. It was here in 1966 that two hiking enthusiasts resolved to follow their passions and founded a small mountaineering retail store. Soon thereafter, that little shop became known as The North Face, a retailer of high-performance climbing and backpacking equipment. Furthermore »

Living the Grand Life: Grand Hyatt Residences chooses Superfine

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Remove the exquisite hard slip case and reveal the cover image—a detail from a lifestyle complex where “moments are defined by people and exceptional experiences, not things.” Furthermore »

The Ladies of Letterpress: News + A New Book Release

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The Ladies of Letterpress is an international community of letterpress printers and print enthusiasts. Founded in 2009 by Jessica White and Ksenyia Thomas, LoLP’s mission is to promote the art and craft of letterpress printing and to encourage the voice and creative vision of women printers. (Membership is open to both men and women.) The organization allows members to share advice, resources and inspiration – and aims to help members become self-sustaining printers. Furthermore »

3 things to do with books (other than the obvious)

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Flipping through an illustrator or graphic designer’s sketchbook is like peering into their soul. You see the world as they see it. At a second glance at illustrator Julianna Brion’s sketchbook, you see something else, too. Illustrations meld literally on top of literature, as words peer out from the brightly colored gouache paint that she layers over the pages of books.

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Adult coloring books challenge the status quo of ‘growing up’

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In an increasingly digital world there’s something quite refreshing when a simple analog activity, like coloring, gains rapid popularity amid an unlikely audience—adults. It could be expected to be embraced among the artistically inclined; those whom understand the importance of creative play to unlock their potential. But the beauty of the adult coloring book phenomenon is that it has swept the world indiscriminately.

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Make a Blurb Book, Upgrade (for Free!) to Mohawk Superfine Paper

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This month, we’re teaming up with Blurb to help you make your next book the best it can be—with a free upgrade to Mohawk Superfine paper.

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