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Touchable, Memorable Design – New Educational Book features History of Engraving with Beautifully Executed Engraved Samples

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“In the 1430s, around the same time Johannes Gutenberg was creating a revolution by developing the first printing press, engraving techniques began to appear in both Italy and Germany. The technique they used is called intaglio, an Italian word that literally means ‘carving’ –a process that involves incising or carving by hand, dots, dashes, hatches, lines, and shapes into the surface of metal plates to form images including letters.”

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Chronicle Books Letterpress Journals & Notecards: Designer Klas Falhen

From the Klas Fahlén collection

Known for his elegant illustrations featuring a distinctively whimsical style and bold use of color, Stockholm-based Klas Fahlen has developed a worldwide following. His creations can be found everywhere from Kate Spade to Kohl’s, and on food and wine packaging around the world. In 2011, Fahlen earned the Cannes Design Lion for his work designing packaging for ICA Foods.  More recently, Klas has partnered with Chronicle Books to design a new line of letterpress journals and notecards featuring his signature designs. Furthermore »

Constructing the Deconstructed

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Lisa Nilsson wants to see what you’re made of.  No amount of profile photos from Facebook or search results on Google will quell her fascination. This North Adams, Massachusetts-based artist is interested in the minutiae of your makeup. Nilsson patiently builds cross-sections of human anatomy using paper filigree, a method of coiling and rolling narrow strips of paper to create decorative work.

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New! Letterpress journals & notecards from Chronicle Books, Boxcar Press and Mohawk

From the Masako Kubo collection

At Mohawk, we’ve long been fans of letterpress. Our fine papers practically beg to be pressed on a Heidelberg or Vandercook, and many designers and letterpress printers choose Mohawk for the beautiful, lush, tactile qualities of our fine papers.

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ADCD 10th Anniversary Paper Fashion Show Winners + Interviews

Photo by Scott Quinn Photography

Last week paper lovers, fashion gurus, and designers all gathered in the Mile High City to celebrate and take part in the tenth annual Art Directors Club of Denver Paper Fashion Show.  Contestants created a total of 42 unique designs made entirely out of paper, and competed to win best of show in a variety of categories.

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Biking for Good: John Bielenberg for The Moo Luxe Project

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Axle. Cassette. Dropout. Fixie. Seatpost. Crank. Echelon. Lance. Do any of these words sound familiar to you?

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