Maker Quarterly

Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue #16: Community

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Rebecca Gatto
Photography
Rebecca Gatto
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Nothing is created in a vacuum. Our community—the always-evolving context of our physical, social, and emotional lives—has everything to do with how we make and view art.

In Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue No. 16, we invited trailblazing minds in a variety of creative fields to help us explore the idea of Community.

The issue is composed of three pieces:  Place, Voice, and Time, each occupying an individual, diecut book. The three volumes are held together with a printed belly band featuring the opening editor’s letter. Among the trailblazing minds reflecting on the topic of community are renowned artist Nick Cave, Pinterest Design Director Tim Belonax, designer and paper engineer Kelli Anderson, and Dieline founder Andrew Gibbs.

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Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue No. 16
The issue is composed of three separate books, each exploring the concept of community through a different lens.

"We created Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue No. 16 as a way to interrogate the components of community and encourage people to think about the things that shape their worldview," said Caleb Kozlowski, Creative Director at Hybrid Design.

Chris Harrold, Mohawk's Senior Vice President of Marketing, said, "We've gone back to basics with the form of Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue No. 16. Three belly-banded books—each simultaneously distinct and integral to the whole—amplify our message in a way that's deliciously simple. It's a reminder that when we have something to say and a little room to experiment, materials can be more than a vehicle for words and images. They can be part of the message."


“When we have something to say and a little room to experiment, materials can be more than a vehicle for words and images. They can be part of the message.”
Chris Harrold
SVP Marketing, Mohawk

Diecut details on each book contribute to the tactile quality of each object.
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Diecut details on each book contribute to the tactile quality of each object.
Each book uses a different shade of Mohawk's iconic Superfine grade.
Superfine Pages
Each book uses a different shade of Mohawk's iconic Superfine grade.

Hybrid Design in San Francisco, CA designed Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue No. 16 using all three shades of the iconic Mohawk Superfine grade to unify the three chapters into a set. Mohawk Superfine has become a staple of the design community, known for its superior formation and benchmark ink holdout. The book also features a Strathmore Wove belly band and Via Vellum on the cover of Book One.

Through content and form factor, Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue No. 16 was created to remind its readers that what makes us unique can also unify us.

Ways of Seeing poster
Voice
Sandy Alexander in Clifton, NJ used match purple and match orange inks to print Book 2, Voice. Superfine's excellent ink holdout provided the canvas for the bold posters.
Book Three: Time
Time
Book Three demonstrates one of Superfine's biggest strengths: high-fidelity image reproduction on uncoated stock.
Book One: Place
Place
The cover of Book One is decorated with eye-catching silver foil.

Featured articles include:

Chapter One: Place – Book One explores the idea that communities need literal spaces to gather, metaphorical room to experiment, and an open mind to all possibilities.

  • Making Community: How cycling brand Rapha has created clubhouses as a hub for people who love to pedal on two wheels. Written by Ed Pollicott.
  • Getting Physical: How Facebook's Scott Boms has helped Facebook employees make a mess with purpose in the Facebook Analog Lab.
  • Focal Points: Why creative thinkers across disciplines are gathering in the small town of North Adams, Massachusetts. Written by Tim McKeough.

Chapter Two: Voice – Within Book Two, a slate of talented creatives explain why the things that make us unique can also bring us together, as long as we find the courage to speak up and become vulnerable.

  • Skate Like a Girl: Kristin Ebeling, founder of girls' organization Skate Like a Girl, reflects on the challenges of growing up feeling left out of the boys' club of skating—and the healing power of connecting with others like her. Written by Kristin Ebeling.
  • Interviews: Artists and fearless experimenters Kelli Anderson and Leta Sobierajski interview one another about collaboration, innovation, and "disruptive wonder."
  • Designing a Plastic-Free Future: Dieline founder Andrew Gibbs describes how an unexpected and life-changing illness helped him uncover new purpose. Written by Andrew Gibbs.
  • Series of Typography Posters: Illustrations by Olivia Ward, David Weber, Carl-Hampus Vaiin, and Patchara Chardensiri based on the essays and interviews in Book Two.

Chapter Three: Time - The final of three books seeks to understand how our experience and understanding of community changes as minutes, years, and decades march on.

  • Suits for All Sizes: An interview with Chicago-based visual-performance artist Nick Cave digs into the ways identity, society, and politics collide—and the results are almost impossibly beautiful.
  • Typografika: A designer crafts a community narrative of experimental typography in a most unexpected place: a DIY billboard on the side of his suburban garage. Written by Patrick Sisson.
  • Sea Change: In the mid-twentieth century in Northern California, a group of like-minded people with revolutionary aspirations for what community could be set out to build a new way to live. Could the utopia last? And what does it mean today? Written by Hadley Meares.
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Place, Voice, and Time
Each book explores its title concept through interviews, essays, and art.

Featured materials include:

Belly Band

  • Paper: Strathmore Wove Smoke Gray 100 Cover (270 gsm)
  • Process: Blue foil
  • Inks: Match black

Chapter One: Place

  • Cover: Mohawk Carnival Vellum New Black 80 Cover (216 gsm)
  • Process: Silver foil, saddle stitch, diecut, offset printing
  • Text: Paper: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Softwhite 70 text (104 gsm)
  • Inks: 4 color process

Chapter Two: Voice

  • Cover: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Digital with i-Tone White 80 Cover (216 gsm)
  • Cover process: Saddle stitch, diecut, offset printing
  • Text: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Digital with i-Tone White 70 Text (104 gsm)
  • Inks: Match neon orange, match purple

Chapter Three: Time

  • Cover paper: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite 80 Cover (216 gsm)
  • Process: Saddle stitch, diecut, digital printing
  • Text: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite 80 Text (118 gsm)
  • Ink: 4 color process
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Hybrid Design, San Francisco

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