culture of craft

Champion of Craft: Ladyfingers Letterpress

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As we celebrate the influence of art and design on perception with the recently released Mohawk Maker Quarterly, we’ll take a closer look at the group of talented makers featured in issue five.

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The Recorder: Reimagined, Redesigned + Relaunched

Photography Credit: Luke Tonge

This month typography and design fans globally have heralded the relaunch of The Recorder. Originally published in 1902 as a method to highlight the history of typography and products used within the industry,  The Recorder was primarily known as a trade magazine until the early 1970’s. Now, with a brilliant redesign and relaunch, it celebrates the relevancy of type in today’s culture. Furthermore »

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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Holiday Cards, Reinvented + Recycled

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Colorado-based Artifact Uprising is one of our favorite new brands, and we share many of the same values. Eco-conscious and proud to be made-in-the-USA, Artifact Uprising is forward-thinking and endlessly committed to environmentally-friendly manufacturing. We’re thrilled they choose Mohawk Loop (100% pcw, FSC certified) for their beautiful photo books and other products.

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Celebrating the Strathmore Archives at Paper Show #25

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This artifact from the Strathmore Archive features hand lettering by Oswald Cooper, c 1922. Cooper was an internationally known designer of commercial display and advertising typefaces. At the age of 21, Cooper moved to Chicago and became a student of the great American type designer, Frederic W. Goudy and was a partner in his own Chicago design firm, Bertsch & Cooper, Inc., Typographers.

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Labels of exquisite taste, from London

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If you’re looking for creative inspiration for product packaging or labels, look no further than the collaboration between Blush Letterpress, United Creatives and The London Distillery Company.

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