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Inspiration, education + conversation: A Maker’s Field Guide to Texture and Color

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The competition for your audiences’ attention has risen to a fever pitch. They are overwhelmed, bombarded with more-more-more, with less and less impact. What we create needs to make a powerful impression to elevate itself from the endless churn of communication.

But, how?

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An Invitation to Party Like Animals

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Who wouldn’t love to receive this fun, customized birthday invitation featuring unique illustration, intricate die-cut edges, an accordion fold, and a bright pink envelope liner? With campy crosshatch artwork of black and white wild animals imbibing, we can only imagine this was one heck of a party!

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Enter to Win: Custom NYC Stationery Store Map

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A while back, I profiled Tucci Cursive’s Boss Like a Lady series on The Paper Chronicles. Liz Tucci and I kept up a casual correspondence, and on April 18, just when National Stationery Show prep was in high gear, Liz reached out again with a fabulous idea.

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Fresh + Redesigned: Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue 9 Inspires

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Mohawk is proud to announce the ninth issue of the Award-Winning Maker Quarterly Publication, with a complete revamp of formatting. After two years of publication, the refresh is serendipitously themed around the concept of inspiration.

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Music & Illustration Jam in Pitchfork Calendar

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How do you keep an annual self-promotion project, like a calendar, uber fresh for 30 years strong? For Munro Campagna Artist Representatives, a Chicago-based agency representing photographers and illustrators across the United States, you find a super cool partner on the project that’ll challenge the custom illustrations created for the calendar to take on a new life each year.

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Auburn University takes a new approach on Mohawk’s Paper Basics

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Paper affects the perceived quality of a finished piece. The look, feel and color of paper can present a particular image, evoke a desired emotion, and even improve response rates. With hundreds of papers to choose from, how do designers know which paper will best suit their project? Better yet, how do students and young designers know which paper to choose?

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