Guest Post: Dallas by design

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[Alicia Colina-Ashby] Rainy weather and flash flood watches in DFW were not enough to keep people away from the Mohawk Letterpress Show at The Apartment Wednesday night. Barbara Wardlow, who represents Mohawk Paper in Texas, brought together seven area designers for this unique boutique event.

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Behind the scenes at Dauphine Press

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[Alyson Kuhn] Trish Kinsella was a freelance graphic designer in San Francisco when she designed her own “formal, restrained wedding invitation” in 1998. It was the first project she’d ever designed for letterpress. She received many compliments.

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Call for Entries: Handmade Design

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[Laura Shore] Josh Chen, long a champion of beautiful type and handmade images, is looking for submissions to his sequel to the best-selling book Fingerprint: The Art of Using Handmade Elements in Graphic Design. (You’ll have to hurry, because the deadline has already been extended to November 5, 2009.)

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Slash: Paper Under the Knife

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[Laura Shore] Slash: Paper Under the Knife just opened at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. This new exhibit takes the pulse of the international art world’s renewed interest in paper. Here, paper is presented as its own creative medium and source of artistic inspiration, in a wonderfully diverse range of art forms.

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Good Mail Day hosts a great mail evening

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[Alyson Kuhn] The first printing of Good Mail Day, by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler, sold out before its official publication date. Amazon accepted pre-orders, and the authors, might we say, did a terrific job of promoting their oeuvre.

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I’m casting a spelling spell on you…

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[Alyson Kuhn] On the chic heels of our recent post about the kate spade new york 2010 agenda, I wish to help our readership be on its spelling toes regarding several additional kuhnfusing words. Proper names in particular are often the victims of improper spelling. It’s usually easy to verify the correct spelling with a click of the wrist.

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