Music & Illustration Jam in Pitchfork Calendar

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How do you keep an annual self-promotion project, like a calendar, uber fresh for 30 years strong? For Munro Campagna Artist Representatives, a Chicago-based agency representing photographers and illustrators across the United States, you find a super cool partner on the project that’ll challenge the custom illustrations created for the calendar to take on a new life each year.

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Champion of Craft: Sawkill Lumber Co.

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April 22nd marks the 46th annual celebration of Earth Day. Here at Mohawk, environmental commitment, social responsibility and corporate stewardship are woven into the fabric of our culture and business practices, and we believe the origin of exceptional craft lies in exceptional materials. So, over the next several weeks, we’ll take a closer look at many of the talented artisans, craftspeople and makers featured in past issues of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly who choose only the highest quality, sustainable materials for their products.

Today we highlight Alan Solomon of Brooklyn-based Sawkill Lumber Co, a company that brings together material, history and design through reclaimed lumber.

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#Write_On to keep the art of letter writing alive

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In a technological era punctuated with e-mail, smart phones, tablets and texts, Mohawk believes strongly in the power of personal expression on paper. That’s why we are proud to support the 2016 Write_On campaign, an initiative designed to support and encourage the act of letter writing.

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Champions of Craft: Brendan Ravehill Studio, Maija Louekari, Julia Turner, Gray Area Foundation

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As we celebrate the influence character has on art and design, the focus of Issue 07 of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly, we’re taking a closer look at the group of talented makers featured within.

Today we follow up with four companies who are doing the right things, creating their own stories and staying true to their character.

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Auburn University takes a new approach on Mohawk’s Paper Basics

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Paper affects the perceived quality of a finished piece. The look, feel and color of paper can present a particular image, evoke a desired emotion, and even improve response rates. With hundreds of papers to choose from, how do designers know which paper will best suit their project? Better yet, how do students and young designers know which paper to choose?

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Why Design Matters

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Design has a profound affect on how we feel. And Alain de Botton, author of “The Architecture of Happiness,” believes that good design can even help us become the best versions of ourself.

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