Felt & Wire’s 3 questions for Sean Adams


[Tom Biederbeck] Wherever he goes, Sean Adams is at the center of activity — creative, educational, social, professional. Far from appearing rushed or distracted, Adams is both a part of and above the whirlwind. He makes getting a ridiculous amount of things done look easy, whether in his work at AdamsMorioka — the design firm in which he partners with Noreen Morioka — or in his efforts for the AIGA (he’s immediate past president).

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Earth Day, 40 years on


Thursday, April 22, 2010, is the 40th annual U.S. celebration of Earth Day. Some of us remember where we were for the first one. F&W Editor Tom Biederbeck skipped school to attend the march in 1970. He still has a souvenir from that day: an embroidered version of the original Earth Day flag! Whether or not you were on earth yet, the history and lore of Earth Day are thought-provoking, nostalgia-inducing and advocacy-beseeching.

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Using the whole Moleskine

Here’s the moleskinny, via the preternaturally well-informed Michael Carabetta of Chronicle Books. Moleskine has expanded its product range to include super-sturdy envelopes, stylish accordion-files and portfolios port excellence … and nine beguiling little videos to entice you.
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Green Loop: 5 tips for sustainable printing


The purpose of an almanac is to deliver daily shots of useful advice leavened with entertainment. Just released as part of Mohawk Paper’s launch of the Loop line of environmentally responsible papers, the Loop Living Almanac is a storehouse of inspiration for thinking and acting sustainably in your creative practice. Here’s a sample of its resources: five tips for greening your next printing project.

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Global poster stage: Chicago Biennial returns for 2010

Final 120x176 CM

Announcing the 2nd Chicago International Poster Biennial, featuring  internationally renowned jurors Paula Scher, USA (president); Takashi Akiyama, Japan; Francois Caspar, France; Emek, USA; Marta Granados, Columbia; Holger Matthies, Germany; Rafal Olbinsky, USA/Poland. Winners will be exhibited this fall in a public outdoor exhibit in Chicago. Entry deadline May 22, 2010.

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Honor your library this week!


April 11–17 is National Library Week. Who knew? Well, presumably those busy librarians who celebrate the Dewey Decimal System and the printed word in all its forms. Extra bonus kudos if your favorite reference desk can answer this admittedly esot

eric question: Which state first promoted a National Library Week? (Hint: It was the last state admitted to the Union.)

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