Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue #4: Community
We’re more successful when we share knowledge, resources and information than by going it alone. Partnerships are important, and humans crave interconnectivity and sharing. By connecting with our peers and seeking collaboration, we create new opportunities for growth and learning.
The fourth issues of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly and the Mohawk Craft Cooperative focus on the importance of community, recognizing that partnerships are essential to furthering the interests of craftspeople.
Some of the community makers profiled in Mohawk Maker Quarterly No. 04 include,
- 826 National, Nonprofit organization offering programs that provide under-resourced students with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills, San Francisco, CA
- Blurb, Inc., the world’s first platform for creating, printing, and publishing beautiful, bookstore-quality independent books, San Francisco, CA
- SF Center for the Book, Community resources for everything book related, San Francisco, CA
- TED Fellows, Innovators and trailblazers from across disciplines, Worldwide
- Brooklyn Boulders, Rock climbing & collaborative workspace, Brooklyn, NY
- ADX, Supportive community of thinkers and makers, Portland, OR
- La Cocina, Shared incubator kitchen for food-oriented small businesses, San Francisco, CA
- West Coast Craft Fair, An extraordinary gathering of West Coast makers, San Francisco, CA
- Heritage Bicycles, Custom-made bicycle shop turned café, Chicago, IL
- Artists’ Book Cooperative, Artists passionate about self-publishing, Worldwide
- Virtue Cider, Artisan producer supporting small farmers, Fernville, MI
- Make Smith Leather Co., Family-owned leatherworking business, Santa Barbara, CA
- Paper Chase Press, Multiple generations creating well-crafted papergoods, Los Angeles, CA
To demonstrate the beauty and range of options available within the Mohawk Via grade, Mohawk Maker Quarterly issue No. 04 is printed on a variety of finishes, including:
- Mohawk Via Felt Pure White, 70 Text (pages 1, 2, 19 & 20)
- Mohawk Via Linen, Pure White, 80 Text (pages 3, 4, 17 & 18)
- Mohawk Via Satin, Pure White, 80 Text (pages 5, 6, 15 & 16)
- Mohawk Via Vellum Pure White, 70 Text (pages 7, 8, 13 & 14)
- Mohawk Via Smooth, Pure White, 70 Text (pages 9, 10, 11 & 12).
The Mohawk Craft Cooperative, issue No. 04 features a beautifully designed poster with a message supporting the importance of community.
The Mohawk Maker Quarterly and Mohawk Craft Cooperative issues No. 04 are brought to life by talented members of our design and print communities: Hybrid Design, San Francisco, CA, and Sandy Alexander, Clifton, NJ.
Read about the importance of community. Get involved in your community. We invite you to become part of our community.
A commonly used printing technique in which the inked image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface. When used in combination with the lithographic process, which is based on the repulsion of oil and water, the offset technique employs a flat (planographic) image carrier on which the image to be printed obtains ink from ink rollers, while the non-printing area attracts a water-based film (called "fountain solution"), keeping the non-printing areas ink-free.
We know when we encounter well-made things. They taste better, last longer, look more beautiful and feel good in our hands. To put it simply, materials matter.
Craftsmanship and attention to detail define excellence in any discipline. The third issues of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly and the Mohawk Craft Cooperative focus on the importance of the details, one of Mohawk’s core business beliefs.