Old Glory on paper: Kit Hinrichs talks about flag ephemera

[Tom Biederbeck] Kit Hinrichs is celebrated for his design work as a Pentagram partner and now as principal of his own Studio Hinrichs. He’s also known for his collection of more than 3000 flags and flag-related items, which are the subjects of two books and at least one TV interview (with Martha Stewart!). Here he talks about his collection and what the image and history of the flag have to say about the United States. Furthermore »

DIY: Celebrate Free(dom)

Over at Twig & Thistle (one of our favorite blogs) is a set of festive and free print-your-own 4th of July party favors. We recommend you order this for the project.

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The Feedback Loop

Long nourished by the design and print community, Mohawk is pleased to share a project that allows us to give back by using our beautiful new Loop paper as a catalyst for change. The Design Ignites Change Notebook Project will allow 25 letterpress designer/printers to combine their creativity and production skills with our paper and selling platform to generate a significant donation to a worthy cause.

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Indian movie posters exemplify the power of pop culture to Kayleigh Ryley

[Tom Biederbeck] They’re undeniably tacky, hastily drawn and cheaply printed on newsprint. They can also be emotionally raw, vividly expressionistic and visually memorable. It’s not difficult to figure out the appeal of the Indian movie posters that have captured the imagination of designer Kayleigh Ryley. Here she talks about how and why she became fascinated by these evanescent exemplars of Indian popular culture.

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Thai business card is a model-maker’s dream

Business cards in unusual configurations have a long history. In an engaging twist, agency CreativeJuice/Bangkok (TBWA) has turned a business card into a model-maker’s dream for high-end Japanese kit maker Tamiya. The Tamiya business card is given to prospective customers of the Tamiya Siam Thailand retail shop; the card’s ingenious design ensures it goes directly into the pleasure circuits in model enthusiasts’ brains.

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Summer Stationery

Turns out our latest contributor, Mieke ten Have, not only has an affinity for beautiful wallpaper, but also for collectible paper goods. Her collection at Felt & Wire Shop shows her appreciation for all things printed. Here’s what she has to say about her collection:

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