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 »

Paper Basics, Refreshed

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Paper is where design leaps off the screen and into your hands.

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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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A Call for Entries: Mohawk Award for Social Good Design

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Cue drum roll, please. We are delighted to announce a call for entries for the Mohawk Award for Social Good Design, developed in conjunction with RGD (Association of Registered Graphic Designers) to celebrate the graphic communication industry’s ability to make a difference in the world through design. 

This competition is held in conjunction with the 2015 So Good Design Awards, created by RGD, a Canadian-based non-profit professional association that promotes design industry knowledge, sharing, continuous learning, research, advocacy and mentorship.

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