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Mohawk Quarterly Issue #6: Impressions

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Mohawk Maker Quarterly issue No. 06 explores the concept of impressions and how, whether tangible or abstract, our reality is formed by the impressions we make and take.

“In the Impressions issue, we look at how the act of making in itself is a powerful way to create a lasting impression.  At Mohawk we believe strongly in the power of paper and print to make a high impact impression, whether it’s a handwritten note, an engraved invitation or richly textured book cover,” said Chris Harrold, Vice President of Business Development and Creative Director, Mohawk.

To demonstrate the beauty of Mohawk Options + Navajo and the outstanding print fidelity achieved with Inxwell, Mohawk’s exclusive surface technology, Maker Quarterly #6 is printed on Mohawk Options Navajo Smooth, Brilliant White 100 text (full size sheets) and six short sheets are printed on Mohawk Options 100% PC White, Vellum 80 text.

Inxwell combines the tactile feel of uncoated paper with the advantages of superior ink holdout, lower dot gain and significantly increased opacity. As a result, Options + Navajo print better than any other uncoated papers in the world. Ink sits on top of Inxwell papers resulting in better color, greater detail, and outstanding photographic reproduction in all popular printing processes.

Issue No. 06 was printed by Sandy Alexander, Inc, Clifton, NJ, using four color process, match neon orange, pink and green. Here’s a look behind-the-scenes, as well as some commentary about printing on uncoated paper, from Art Bush, Director of Color, Sandy Alexander.

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Each issue contains a limited-edition letterpress printed by Studio on Fire
A total of three collectible designs were created by Erik Marinovich, Invisible Creature, and Lab Partners.

To support the theme of impressions, each issue of Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue No. 06 contains a limited-edition, two-color collectable insert letterpress printed by Minnesota-based Studio on Fire.

A total of three collectible designs were letterpress printed on Mohawk Options Vellum 100% PC White 130 dtc. The designs are titled “Victory” by Erik Marinovich, “Man Made” by Invisible Creature, and “California Gold No. 2 – Sun” by Lab Partners.

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Article: Making Memories by Bryn Mooth
How senses and emotions help us store and recall memories
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Article: A guide to Impressions with Studio on Fire
From engraving to embossing to edge painting, the best in class letterpress printer is making all the right impressions

“In the Impressions issue, we look at how the act of making in itself is a powerful way to create a lasting impression.  At Mohawk we believe strongly in the power of paper and print to make a high impact impression, whether it’s a handwritten note, an engraved invitation or richly textured book cover.”
Chris Harrold
Vice President of Business Development and Creative Director, Mohawk

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Article: Impressions that Last a Lifetime by Sarah Whitman
From backyard farmer to backend developer, the organization DIY.org helps kids learn to be whatever they can imagine with guidance, a sense of community, and the opportunity to earn badges along the way.
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Articles featured in Mohawk Maker Quarterly issue No. 06:

  • What is Ephemeral?- We rely on technology and store in the cloud, but as our computers crash and files get corrupted, printed matter endures.  
  • Impressions that last a lifetime - From backyard farmer to backend developer, the organization DIY.org helps kids learn to be whatever they can imagine with guidance, a sense of community, and the opportunity to earn badges along the way.
  • Making Memories - How senses and emotions help us store and recall memories.
  • Stewards of Heritage - A profile of Filson, a heritage brand that is creating products and customer relationships that never go out of style.
  • Timeless Library - A feature about collector and curator Dave Cuzner’s eclectic collection of midcentury modern design.

 

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Article: The Movement
Featuring a variety of makers

The following makers are featured in Maker Quarterly No. 06:

  • Studio on Fire, Design services and letterpress printing with a distinctively tactile presence.
  • A Question of Eagles, Heirloom-quality goods made by husband and wife, Los Angeles, CA
  • Imaginary Authors, Fragrances that follow storylines with intriguing twists
  • Drawn Home, Hand-made quilts, throws and pillows, Oakland, CA
  • Canoe, Hand-crafted modern leather goods, Austin, TX
  • Sara Barner, Minimalist bags and wallets with elegant proportions, Portland, OR
  • Calico Wallpaper, Gilded, metallic, marbled wallpapers and bespoke wall murals, Brooklyn, NY
  • A Two Pipe Problem, type-centric letterpress prints, apparel and accessories, Tokyo, Japan 
  • Tiro Tiro, Enduring, covetable jewelry for everyday wear, Portland, OR
  • Construction Kids, Hands-on workshops where kids use real tools to build real things, Brooklyn, NY

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