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Illustrator extraordinaire Craig Frazier collaborates with Mohawk on Sketchy

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“For every finished illustration or design, there is a sketch sharing the same DNA.” – Craig Frazier
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5 Lessons on How We Got Inspired at Create Upstate

Photo by Sarah Heppell Photography

Two weeks ago the Upstate NY AIGA Chapter held its first Design Week and hosted the second annual Create Upstate conference. We were lucky enough to attend and found inspiring and creative takeaways in all of the talks from local designers, developers, and entrepreneurs.

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Memorializing Massimo

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This week we lost one of the greatest, most influential graphic designers of our time: Massimo Vignelli. We think that our friend Michael Bierut’s Design Observer post is the best way to pay tribute to a figure whose influence and legacy will live on, continuing to shape the landscape of graphic design for generations.

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HOW to Get Inspired

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Over 3,000 creatives filtered into the Hynes Convention Center to attend sessions, workshops and listen to over eighty speakers at the HOW Design Live Conference 2014.

The exhibition hall was filled with beautifully designed booths (go figure!), the smell of freshly printed ink, and the exciting din of designers from around the world all in one room.

Speakers and attendees alike were the friendliest, smartest, and most interesting people you could meet. The variety of backgrounds allowed for a constant flow and cross-pollination of ideas in design.

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Jessica Hische and the MOO Luxe Project

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This month’s MOO Luxe Project is brought to you by one of our favorite letterers and illustrators, Jessica Hische – and it’s quite a beautiful collection. The first design for The Luxe Project that offers a suite of complementary personal or business stationery products is based on Jessica’s popular Daily Drop Cap project.

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Century Exhibit takes 5th Avenue at New York’s AIGA

Century: 100 Years of Type in Design exhibition at the AIGA National Design Center in New York City Credit Bilyana Dimitrova

Created by AIGA medalist and Pentagram partner Abbott Miller and produced and curated by Monotype, Century: 100 Years of Type in Design exhibition features rare works and unique artifacts from a dozen exhibitors, including Monotype, AIGA, Pentagram, Mohawk, Type Directors Club, Condé Nast, Hamilton Wood Type, The Type Archive, The Herb Lubalin Study Center, Alan Kitching, and The Museum of Printing.

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