culture of craft

Impressions that last a lifetime

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Kids are born makers. Just ask any parent about their daily battle to sort, store and display their children’s art projects and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one who isn’t overwhelmed. From watercolor paintings to Lego creations to Rainbow Loom jewelry, we’re swimming in a sea of kiddie masterpieces.

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Champion of Craft: Invisible Creature

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This year we kicked off a series of storytelling inserts entitled “Champions of Craft,” created to recognize the work of aspiring and seasoned designers and makers.  In the May/June 2015 issue of GDUSA , we champion the work of Invisible Creature, a design company built from two brothers’ life-long immersion in art and music.

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The Craft of Wood Engraving

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Wood engraving is one of the earliest forms of illustration for books and newspapers. Prior to the invention of modern day photography and printing technology, an artist would painstakingly engrave an image by hand-cutting detailed grooves into a wood block, add ink, and gently apply pressure to achieve a printed image.

Over time, the process of printing has become much more efficient with the development of new technologies, yet for many, the process of wood engraving has endured as a creative form and artistic endeavor. 

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Educational Resources for Young Designers & Students

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We live in a time of transition, in which we move from printed formats to digital media and back again, and we use digital tools to create physical objects. More young designers today are specializing in digital design work, yet it’s also critical that they understand the importance of how to select and specify the highest quality papers for printed projects. Furthermore »

What is Ephemeral?

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Think about all the photographs in your possession. Where are they stored? And more importantly, how?

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Where no card has gone before

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In the vast universe of the business world, we communicate via text, email, Instagram, blogs, Skype, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook—and surely there will be another platform to come that that will change the face of communication. And yet there is one physical component of our business lives that seems to be more relevant than ever. As small as it is, the business card continues to remain a crucial piece of our professional identity.

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