thoughts on design

Ukrainian Easter Eggs from a Mohawk Maker: Diane Filak


Mohawk has taken pride in the art of papermaking for nearly a century. Generations of fine papermakers have honed their craft in our mills in upstate New York, so we are endlessly inspired by the artistry of others and we’re proud to support and be a part of a growing movement of makers.

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EXTENDED: Call for Entries – Become a Design Correspondent and Win a Trip to HOW Design Live!


Attention students! Our Call for Entries for a Student Design Correspondent has been EXTENDED until Friday, April 4th. Enter your application to be considered for a student writer position on our Felt & Wire blog, and the chance to win a trip to the 2014 HOW Conference in Boston with the Mohawk team.

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Biking for Good: John Bielenberg for The Moo Luxe Project


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

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Calling all Seattle Designers: Enter to win tickets to the DESIGN LECTURE SERIES


April Greiman, Stefan Sagmeister, David Carson, and Ken Garland…you’ve admired their work from afar. You follow them on social media. The Seattle Design Lecture Series offers an opportunity to be inspired by them….

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Mohawk Makers: Brewing Up Creativity with Almanac Beer


Today, we’re kicking off the next series of interviews with a selection of talented makers featured in the second edition of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly. Brewing your own beer and illustrating beer labels sounds like a fun pastime – but for Damian Fagan and Jesse Friedman, this hobby is actually work. As co-founders of the Almanac Beer Company in San Francisco, Damian and Jesse manage, test, brew, and design their beers from the ground up.

Damian, the visual designer and company artist, spoke with us about his creative process and how it applies to brewing beer that is farm-to-barrel.

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Mohawk Makers: Multidisciplinary Musician and Visual Artist, Tim Kerr


We’ve been featuring interviews with the talented makers featured in the Mohawk Maker Quarterly, and today we sat down to talk with Tim Kerr, a  notable musician and visual artist. Tim is truly a Renaissance man – he has a degree in painting and photography from The University of Texas, studied under famed photographer Garry Winogrand, was awarded a Ford Foundation grant for his work, has been involved in numerous successful bands (including one that heavily influenced the start of the Texas punk scene), and has begun showing his paintings in shows across the US.

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