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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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Illustrator extraordinaire Craig Frazier collaborates with Mohawk on Sketchy

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“For every finished illustration or design, there is a sketch sharing the same DNA.” – Craig Frazier
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Letterpress Business Cards with an Edge

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Around this time of year I’m reminded by my students this is prime job-hunting season. They’re looking for that special job that speaks to them, and ways to get noticed in the crowd. There are many ways to leave a lasting impression on a potential employer, but let’s start with handing out a business card that stands out from the rest.

I love seeing the double-take when someone looks at my letterpress printed business card, they always seem to get a little more attention. Here’s a way to give them an extra pop of color to stand out even more!

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10 Tips for a Great HOW Live experience

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You’ve bought your conference tickets, booked flights, confirmed hotel room and  are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2013 HOW Live conference. We have good news: it’s finally here! HOW Live kicks off this Sunday evening and we wanted to share a few tips  to make the best of your conference experience.

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Letterpress You Can Do At Home: Hand-Printing from Letterpress Type

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You’ve probably seen them: boxes of discarded wood type collecting dust in a back corner of an antique shop or under an old table at the flea market. If you’re in love with letterpress like I am, these boxes are irresistible, and you probably have a few of these rescues sitting on your bookshelf. Each wooden letter has a story all its own, from the nicks and scrapes to the particular patina and shine of the surface. Would you believe you could print from them with a few simple tools from your kitchen and the craft store? Give it a try, and once you’re done, you’ll have a nice stack of prints to share, and the type can go right back up on the shelf!

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I learn to make a little book, & the teacher turns a ukulele into an accordion (fold)

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[Alyson Kuhn] Last month, at the Friends of Dard Hunter western regional conference, I made my first book ever. I have loved paper my entire life, perhaps because my first job was straightening my father’s stationery rack, which included sharpening his pencils and carefully tearing 4¢ magenta Abraham Lincoln stamps from their roll. These early accomplishments notwithstanding, I have not grown up to be a book artist.

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