February 2012

Debbie Millman journals to ‘Beginners’

We’ve long been fans of Debbie Millman’s visual essays, now regularly published to Imprint. Her latest “essay” literally drew inspiration from Mike Mills‘ Oscar-winning film, Beginners. She picked up a journal…

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Submit your great work to Mohawk Show 12

Have you designed, printed, or made something amazing on Mohawk paper? Submit it to the Mohawk Show by May 31st for a chance to win up to $5,000. All published work produced between June 2010 and May 31, 2012 is eligible, including corporate brochures, annual reports, direct mail, books, letterheads, posters, and more. Find out more here. Download an entry form here.

Personal paper: Overcoming my fear that 3D is one more D than I’m good at

[Alyson Kuhn] I am not much of a maker. I wrap small packages, I hand fold envelopes, I type über-tidy address labels, I arrange postage … but I don’t sketch or paint or sew. I have never spontaneously made a book. So, I was a bit apprehensive about taking a five-day bookmaking workshop. And, on the first afternoon, already frustrated by “simple” paper-folding to limber up our fingers, I did indeed announce that 3D was one more D than I was good at. But — thanks to Rachel Hazell and my classmates — I am now up to 2.5D.

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February Finds Collection

Every Friday the curators at Felt & Wire Shop feature their favorite products: Felt & Wire Finds. This week they’ve collected all of their finds into one fabulous collection. Check it out. [MD]

Making books & creative connections with The Travelling Bookbinder

[Alyson Kuhn] At the beginning of February, I attended Rachel Hazell’s five-day bookmaking workshop, Colour of Love, as previewed here. It was the week before Valentine’s Day, but the theme was love in the broadest personal sense: what — rather than simply who — do you love? The workshop spun into a house party, and the gathering expanded into a rather remarkable mix, or maybe a confluence, of paper-loving merrymakers. All of whom — including the instructor — found the most inspiring aspect of the experience to be … the other participants. The idyllic setting was a distant second.

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Felt & Wire Finds: Hot offer on Card to Art’s Hot and Cold letterpress series

Like Katy Perry or the weather in New England, the latest Felt & Wire Find is both Hot and Cold. Read on for details about this week’s offer.

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