January 2013

Papeterie nouvelle: Georges & Co. thinks—& inks—differently

[Alyson Kuhn] Papeterie is one of my favorite French words. It refers to a shop (or department) selling stationery and related items; it is also the collective noun for paper stuff in general. So, you can correctly say, J’aime la papeterie. Georges & Co., on Paris’ Left Bank, is more than a papeterie—it’s also a gallery, an event space and a workshop.

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Business cards with taste

If you’re lucky enough to bump into our friend and writes4food.com blogger Bryn Mooth, make sure to ask her for one (or three) of her new business cards—they’re bound to make you drool. Furthermore »

Metamorphosis: A poster becomes a stamp

[Tom Biederbeck] January 1 was the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, so it was anticipated the U.S. Postal Service would issue a commemorative stamp. What’s surprising—and maybe unprecedented—is that it was born a poster, became a postage stamp, then was reborn as a poster. Both are products of a creative collaboration between designer Gail Anderson and art director Antonio Alcalá, and are for sale at USPS.com. Here is the path they took. Furthermore »

Mohawk Show 12 visits hometown

For the first time, the Mohawk Show will be on display for Mohawk’s hometown design community in Cohoes, N.Y. The Mohawk Show 12 Exhibit will be open to the public at The Foundry for Art Design + Culture this Thursday, January 31, from 6–9 p.m. The cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception is free, and attendees will receive a Mohawk Show 12 catalog. After Thursday the exhibit heads to Australia. See Thursday’s event details here. [KR]

The 25th anniversary of the LOUIE Awards

The judging for the 25th annual LOUIE Awards will take place tomorrow and Wednesday (January 29 and 30) at the New York International Gift Fair. The theme of this year’s competition is “The Artist & The Card,” spotlighting the artists behind the cards, the tradition of sending greetings and invitations, and the simple, yet broad, medium of paper. Furthermore »

Letterpresto: Stationery Saturday at Lunalux

[Alyson Kuhn] On the afternoon of Saturday, December 8, my houseguest and I were enjoying warm almond croissants in downtown Carmel. I started to look something up on my smarty phone—I have no idea what it might have been, because when I slid the phone open, some e-mails started flowing in… including one from Lunalux in Minneapolis. Up popped a photo that actually made me forget about my croissant. How had I missed this on my laptop earlier in the week?!

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