July 2012

TypeCon 2012: MKE SHIFT in Milwaukee

The Society of Typographic Aficionados annual conference, MKE SHIFT, gets underway this evening in Milwaukee. This year’s program is eclectic and rich as ever: from wood type and hand-painted signage; to Mayan writing reform, Marshall McLuhan, and the Monotype archives; to what’s newest on the wild web frontier. The hand-painted signage alone is making us dingbatty with delight — an exhibition and sale of grocery store banners painted by John Downer. Hot dog! Furthermore »

International Orange: 15 artists respond to the Golden Gate Bridge

[Alyson Kuhn] The Golden Gate Bridge opened to traffic on May 27, 1937. The International Orange exhibition — named after the bridge’s original paint color — opened 75 years later, on May 25, 2012. International Orange is inside Fort Point, a Civil War-era fort literally in the shadow of the San Francisco side of the bridge. Sixty thousand visitors enjoyed the show in its first nine weeks, including me.

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Paper Myths: Twitterview Wednesday, August 1

As environmental awareness has increased, so too have the myths and misconceptions about the paper industry. This Wednesday, August 1, from 1–2 p.m., Mohawk will host a twitterview to discuss the myths and facts about paper usage and its effect on the environment. Furthermore »

Sean Adams’ Luxe biz cards: Joy, delight … sad places

[Tom Biederbeck] Sean Adams’ new business card designs for the MOO Luxe Project are evidence that, sometimes, when you muzzle your internal naysayer and pursue what you love, surprising things happen. Adams is the latest designer to offer his vision to this series of cards on Mohawk Superfine … and he’s using the occasion to raise funds for a cause close to his heart: Proceeds from the first month’s sales of these ultra-colorful, hip designs will go toward scholarships at Art Center College of Design, where Adams teaches.

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Good luck wrapping that thing!

Yes, it’s that time of year again…for you gift-wrapping aficionados, that is. If you have wrapping abilities beyond the norm, or know someone who does, then you’ll want to enter the cheap viagra_blank”>16th annual Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest.

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Creative Chain: Connecting creatives one link at a time, week 13

[Emily Potts] It’s hard to believe we’ve featured 36 talented artists and designers on Creative Chain since its inception. Last week we featured Barbara Glauber, Rich Watts and Mike Essl, the last of whom kicks off today’s chain, in his own words,

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