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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Cheers to a Happy Holiday

We can’t think of any better way to wrap up another year but to give all of our customers, colleagues and friends a warm, heartfelt holiday greeting. Our 2016 Mohawk holiday card does just that, by celebrating the artful craftsmanship of design, illustration and printing…and of course paper!

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A Christmas and New Year letter from the Strathmore Archive

In 1913 Horace Moses, who founded Strathmore in 1892, advocated the establishment of a company publication which would help employees stay in touch with each other and the company leadership. Out of this was born The Strathmorean, designed and printed monthly through most of the 20th century.

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Superfine Gets Stamp of Approval by Letterpress Printer

For Bruno Rohner, his connection to Mohawk Superfine goes back to day one of starting his own business—Chicago-based Rohner Letterpress.

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Superfine & Blurb Partner for Page-Turners

“It feels luxe.” That’s how Bruce Watermann, Blurb’s SVP of Operations, describes the tactile nature of Mohawk Superfine.

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Superfine’s Timeless Appeal Spans Multiple Generations

At the age of 18, Francis Atterbury traveled from the UK to the Mohawk Paper Mill in Cohoes, NY. The year was 1979 and Francis, who was visiting on behalf of his father’s printing company Westerham Press, had never been to a paper mill before. “I was treated with great kindness and generosity and saw first hand the care and craft that went into every aspect … It impressed upon me the number of people and investment behind a (deceptively) simple sheet of the finest paper,” he recalls.

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