“About Face” at Denver Art Museum: Letterpress, Typography & Film

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Letterpress, typography and film fiends alike should take note of About Face, a typography symposium May 29 at the Denver Art Museum. Featuring screenings of the films Typeface by Justine Nagan and Jack Stauffacher, and Printer by Jim Faris. The event is also opening night for a spectacular display of letterpress-printed works, Pressed, which will run at the museum May 30–July 4.

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National Stationery Show: “Staysh” of the art

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[Alyson Kuhn] I have decanted all my loot ’n’ lit from NSS 2010. Herewith is a handful of photos to sum up some of what I saw at Jumbo (short for Jacob K. Javits Convention Center).

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Pens & The Post go hand-in-hand on May 29 at the National Postal Museum


[Erin Blasco] Tadas Osmolskis is a stamp collector, a pen collector and a volunteer at the National Postal Museum. Last year he brought a handful of World War II-era pens to a museum program exploring letter writing during wartime. Three generations of participants were thrilled. Later this month, the one-day event Pens & The Post will offer hands-on happiness to hundreds of families, pen connoisseurs and lovers of letters.

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p.s. National Stationery Show: Swag jag kuhntinued, in the key of C


[Alyson Kuhn] As previewed here in my Monday Morning Swag Report, today you will see more luscious little giveaways from the show. C is for coasters from Gilah Press + Design, to which we can only exclaim goody, goody, goody! I am going to share them with my friend Gigi, who will go gaga.

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Pap(i)er Fashion

Whether timeless or ephemeral, paper is the fabric for advertising, sculpture and wearable art in Pap(i)er Fashion, a current Swiss exhibition at Zurich’s Museum Bellerive. Thanks to our friends at SightUnseen and Coolhunting for alerting us. [LS]

p.s. Marianne Cook’s Green stationery venture is making a difference


[Tom Biederbeck] Marianne Cook already had an extensive retail career in the greeting card industry when she began to notice something that concerned her. As a buyer for national powers like Target, she saw a lack of attention to the sustainability of the paper we use every day. It was an epiphany that led her to change her career. She left the corporate world and launched her firm Green Stationery, which offers eco-friendly stationery for home and office. We asked Cook about her path to entrepreneurship and what makes her venture unique.

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