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Have a Superfine Thanksgiving!


“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life,” according to Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet, scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic.

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On the Wire: Designer to Watch, Gia Graham


Today, guest blogger, Sarah Schwartz, editor of Stationery Trends and The Paper Chronicles, chats with another of Stationery Trends’ Top Ten 2015 Designers to Watch about their career, inspiration and thoughts about paper. Today, Sarah introduces us to Gia Graham, creator of Betsywhite Stationery.

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Models of Perfection: 50 Books | 50 Covers


Established in 1923 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as “Fifty Books,” the 50 Books | 50 Covers competition is now the longest continually running design competition in the United States.

Since 2011, Design Observer has hosted the competition, selecting the winners and organizing an exhibition of winning entries. For the first time ever this year, Design Observer has transformed the exhibition into a printed catalog. We were pleased to team up with Design Observer and Blurb on the production of the first 50 Books | 50 Cover catalog.

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Oprah’s Favorite Photo Album, by Artifact Uprising


Since Colorado-based Artifact Uprising began in 2012, the brand has very quickly become a runaway hit with design and eco-conscious consumers looking for beautiful, tactile and memorable photo books and other photo products.  Inspired by the disappearing beauty of the tangible, Artifact Uprising has developed a following of devotees including….Oprah Winfrey.

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Susan Merritt visits the Strathmore Archive


In 2014, Mohawk uncovered a treasure trove of rare, historic and beautiful Strathmore paper promotions called The Strathmore ArchiveSince then, we’ve hosted a series of exhibitions, special events and we’ve invited design enthusiasts into the archive, sharing these rare artifacts with them. 

We were pleased to recently host Susan Merritt, a contributor to the AIGA Eye On Design blog. In her writings for Eye On Design, Susan examines visual communication, design history and material culture. Originally published on Eye on Design September 30, 2015, the article below captures Susan’s experience visiting the Strathmore Archive, and her unique findings.

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Champion of Craft: Tad Carpenter


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 September/October 2015 issue of GDUSA, we highlight Tad Carpenter, designer and illustrator based in Kansas City, MO.

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