November 2013

A 2014 Lunar Calendar that is out of this world

As we count the remaining days of 2013, we’ve encountered many unique designs for 2014 calendars which we’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks.

One calendar that we thought was particularly out of this world – Tyler Stout’s Space Aged to Infinity: A 2014 Lunar Calendar.

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Making A Splash: Tito’s Handmade Vodka + Mohawk

Before microbreweries and micro-distilleries began  popping up around the country, there was one brand that was ahead of the trend. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is one of the fastest growing vodka brands in the US, in fact, earlier this year Tito’s was named the exclusive vodka brand served aboard all United Airlines flights worldwide. Sold in all 50 states,  the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canadian provinces, Tito’s is  manufactured in its home state of Texas in the same handcrafted manner as fine single malt scotch and high-end cognac.

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A chat with Stephen Fraser: Maker, co-founder of Spoonflower, and 2013 Martha Stewart American Made Honoree

As a creative, chances are the thought, “if only I could design my own wallpaper, fabric, wrapping paper, etc. etc.” has crossed your mind on occasion while decorating your home, wrapping a gift, or designing or sewing a garment.

Now, if you can dream it, you can make it, thanks to Spoonflower, a web-based company that allows users to create, print and sell their own custom designed fabric, wallpaper, decals and gift wrap.

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Mohawk Makers: Brewing Up Creativity with Almanac Beer

Today, we’re kicking off the next series of interviews with a selection of talented makers featured in the second edition of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly. Brewing your own beer and illustrating beer labels sounds like a fun pastime – but for Damian Fagan and Jesse Friedman, this hobby is actually work. As co-founders of the Almanac Beer Company in San Francisco, Damian and Jesse manage, test, brew, and design their beers from the ground up.

Damian, the visual designer and company artist, spoke with us about his creative process and how it applies to brewing beer that is farm-to-barrel.

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#TBT: Beckett Paper’s 100th Anniversary Giveaway

“To remove from advertising the veil of mystery in which it has become enshrouded; to set out the fundamental principles upon which the entire art is based and to explain in orderly and simple fashion the application of these principles to the problems of trade is the purpose of” Advertising  and Its Mechanical Production.

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Issue 02: Mohawk Maker Publications

It’s an exciting week at Mohawk, as we unveil the second issues of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly and Mohawk Craft Cooperative publications.  The publications are designed to support an emerging maker culture and are enhanced with additional content made possible through Mohawk Live, Mohawk’s augmented reality app.

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