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Wondermade: A Story of Love, Craft + Quality Materials

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Wondermade began as an act of love. Husband-and-wife owners, Nathan and Jenn Clark began crafting homemade marshmallows that their friends and family could not live without, and now the specialty marshmallows described as “fun to eat, fun to share, made with 100% sweet, magic air,” are taking off across the country.

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Chicago Brewery, Mikey Burton Team up for Tasty Poster Series

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The old saying “you are what you eat” is taken to a new level with designer and illustrator Mikey Burton. “I draw what I eat,” says Mikey, whose personal project, a blog called Barrel Body, serves as a place where he can capture his caloric intake. For two months this summer, his posters featuring food and beer illustrations will be a feast for the eyes of visitors to DryHop Brewery, a Chicago-based craft brewery and kitchen, with a track record for partnering with uber-talented artists to create a sense of community and generate excitement surrounding the release of limited-edition posters.

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On the Wire: Designer to Watch, Eliza Gwendalyn

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This week, guest blogger, Sarah Schwartz, editor of Stationery Trends and The Paper Chronicles, chats with three of Stationery Trends’ Top Ten 2015 Designers to Watch about their careers, inspiration and thoughts about paper.  Today, Sarah introduces us to Eliza Gwendalyn Shkolnik.

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On the Wire: Designer to Watch, Sarah McCoy

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This week, guest blogger, Sarah Schwartz, editor of Stationery Trends and The Paper Chronicles, chats with three of Stationery Trends’ Top Ten 2015 Designers to Watch about their careers, inspiration and thoughts about paper. Today, Sarah introduces us to Sarah McCoy of The Permanent Collection.

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On the Wire: Designer to Watch, Kristen Ley

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This week, guest blogger, Sarah Schwartz, editor of Stationery Trends and The Paper Chronicles, chats with three of Stationery Trends’ Top Ten 2015 Designers to Watch about their careers, inspiration and thoughts about paper. Today, Sarah introduces us to Kristen Ley of Thimblepress.

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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 »