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The Heads of State Takes a Look Back

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Asking designers to pick their favorite project from the year is like asking a parent to choose their favorite child.  It’s nearly impossible, as some may argue that each project holds a special bit of pride or nostalgia. So we tweaked our phrasing and asked the uber-talented crew at The Heads of State to indulge us by selecting some of their most unforgettable projects. As the last days of 2015 neared, four designers at the Philadelphia-based studio reflected, and each shared a project that they were especially fond of having a hand in creating.

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Hatch Show Print, Langford Honor Dylan and Cash With New Work

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On a recent visit to Nashville’s Hatch Show Print, my gaze drifted from the wall of show posters that command attention to a man dressed in dark clothes rhythmically sweeping the floor. There was something about the way that he performed the simple task that made me feel like I was witnessing a sacred ritual.

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Champions of Craft: Calico Wallpaper

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As we continue to celebrate the influence of art and design on perception with the Mohawk Maker Quarterly, we’re taking a closer look at the group of talented makers featured in issue six.

Today we follow up with Rachel and Nick Cope, of Calico Wallpaper, a design studio that specializes in gilded, metallic and marble wallpapers and bespoken wall murals.

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On The Wire: Designer to Watch, Jonna Twigg

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Today, guest blogger, Sarah Schwartz, editor of Stationery Trends and The Paper Chronicles, chats with another of Stationery Trends’ Top Ten 2015 Designers to Watch about their career, inspiration and thoughts about paper.  Today, Sarah introduces us to Jonna Twigg of Twigg’s Bindery.

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Champion of Craft: Lisa Congdon

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As we celebrate the influence of art and design on perception with the recently released Mohawk Maker Quarterly, we’re taking a closer look at the group of talented makers featured in issue five.  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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