Mohawk Fine Papers

This is Strathmore Grandee

Tactile, rich colors and authentic — these are some adjectives to describe Strathmore Grandee. But did you know, this time-honored paper grade may have been named something completely different? We dove into the Strathmore Archive and found the history behind Strathmore Grandee’s name.

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Welcome to Mohawk Maker Quarterly #11: The Process Issue

The process of making something — method, materials, ingredients, artistry, experience — is the squiggly line between idea and object. In issue 11 of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly, we celebrate makers who take conscious paths to get from Point A to Point B.

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From The Archives: For the Love of Letters

Poetry can create thoughts, be felt and can shape emotions. Back in 1984, twenty designers designed twenty poems that were featured in For the Love of Letters, a book dedicated to poets and designers who share the power of words.

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The Story of Strathmore

2017 marks the 125th anniversary of Strathmore and we’ll be celebrating this milestone all year. Since its beginnings in 1892, the Strathmore name has been synonymous with beauty, quality and the finest papers for artists, designers and printers around the world.

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Materials Matter | The Cafeteria vs. The Restaurant

Imagine two lunch spots: a cafeteria and a restaurant. Each serve their own purpose, but which one would you bring a client or first date to?

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How Did Beauty Get Such a Bad Rap?

How did beauty get such a bad rap? Architect Louis Sullivan did it no favors when he declared, “form follows function.” Modern artists, architects and designers wrote beauty off as a surface trait employed for its own sake. And while we’ve been through countless artistic and cultural trends since then, beauty has retained its negative connotation. To call something ‘beautiful’ is to suggest it is pretty on the outside, but otherwise unsubstantial, hollow.

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