culture of craft

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 »

Champions of Craft: Lab Partners

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This year Mohawk rolled out a new print advertising campaign called “Champions of Craft,” featuring a series of storytelling ad inserts created to recognize and support the work of aspiring and seasoned designers and makers.  In the July/August 2015 issue of GDUSA, we highlight Lab Partners, a husband and wife team based in San Francisco, CA.

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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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The Filson Brand: Stewards of Heritage

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Filson is a heritage brand known for rugged and good-looking outdoor gear. Everything about Filson—its identity, stories and products—makes a lasting impression. We asked creative director, Alex Carleton, why Filson is so enduring.

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