p.s. LOVE stampede

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[Alyson Kuhn] There’s a theme I’m thinking of, you can see the theme is love, oo-woo, oo-hoo. Any communiqué will appear vaguely valentinear once it’s adorned with a LOVE stamp. Add an envelope made out of a page whose theme is love, and your medium magnifies the message.

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5 Valentine gifts + 1 to WIN!

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[Tom Biederbeck] Here are five Valentine’s Day gifts from the Felt & Wire Shop that I wish I was getting (hint: any one of them will do). Read on and find out which one you can win — like, FREE.

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Beautiful bookplate book

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[Alyson Kuhn] On the winged heels of my recent posts about bookplates, I want to share some good bookish news. I’ve just ascertained that copies of California Bookplates, published by the Book Club of California in 2006, are still available. I adore this book for its form, its content and its sensibilities.

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Design coverage even a client can love

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[Laura Shore] I’ve been on the @issue mailing list since its founding in 1995 by the Corporate Design Foundation, Kit Hinrichs and Delphine Hirasuna. I can’t tell you how many times I forwarded an issue on to senior management with yellow post-it notes. So I was sorry to see the publication cease its print life — but relieved to find it flourishing online.

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Stop! It’s paper animation

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[Tracy Smith] This past weekend MoMA featured a family program called Cut, Fold, Tear: Paper Animation for “kids ages five and up and adult companions.” They forgot to add “and the paper-obsessed of all ages.”

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My PC valentine for 2010

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[Alyson Kuhn] PC in this case stands for Paper Colors and Paper Culture. My personal valentine message for the new decade is an alphagram, an A–Z  expression of creative encouragement. My inspiration was the name Rose Quartz, a color in Mohawk’s Passport grade, so, with the tiniest alphabetical license, I took care of P-Q-R.

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