[Cohoes, NY – August 7, 2012] The Mohawk Show honors the impact of the graphic design industry and the important role that design plays in our culture. “After seeing the amazing entries from all over the world, what struck us most is that, contrary to some opinions, print is definitely not dead,” says Jane Monast, Director of Communications for Mohawk.

The Mohawk Show allows printers and designers a chance to catch the eye of their peers and potential clients by having their entries reviewed by an esteemed panel of jurors and viewers of the traveling exhibit.

The Mohawk Show 12 jury included: show chair Stanley Hainsworth, Tether, Inc., Seattle; Jorge Alderete, Illustrator, Mexico City; Michael Jager, JDK Design, Burlington, VT; and Susana Rodriguez de Tembleque, SY Partners, San Francisco.

After the judging, Stanley Hainsworth of Tether, Inc. said of this year’s winners: “We saw some very modest projects rise to the surface because the design, paper and execution elevated them to winner’s status in a very strong field of entries.”

Mohawk Show 12’s four Best of Show winners (see attached credits) will each receive a $5,000 award, the four special category winners each receive $2,500 and finalists receive $500 each.


Title: Process Journal Edition Two

Design Firm: Published by Process

Client: Published by Process

Printer: Gunn & Taylor Printers

Paper: Beckett Expression Supersmooth Lotus


Title: Ordinary Day

Design Firm: Naughtyfish Design

Client: Roy and Illana Sussman

Printer: Digitalpress

Paper: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell White


Title: The Goat Book

Design Firm: Sasges Inc.

Client: Sasges Inc.

Printer: Blanchette Press

Paper: Mohawk Via Smooth 100% PC Cool White


Title: Visiting Artist Program: David Gibson Poster

Design Firm: Piscatello Design Centre

Client: Fashion Institute of Technology

Printer: Finlay Printing

Paper: Mohawk Options Navajo Smooth Brilliant White



Category: Sustainability

Title: Boxsal Press Kit

Design Firm: The Brand Hatchery

Client: Three Blind Ants

Printer: Texas Graphic Resource

Paper: Mohawk Options Smooth 100% PC Cream White


Category: Digital Printing

Title: Cycle Kids Annual Report 2009

Design Firm: Weymouth Design

Client: Cycle Kids

Printer: Universal Wilde

Paper: Mohawk Options Smooth 100% PC White


Category: Strathmore

Title:   Smile

Design Firm: Present & Correct

Client: Present & Correct

Printer: Rohner Letterpress

Paper: Strathmore Writing Wove Ultimate White


Category: On Demand Book

Title: Cramp, Slash & Burn: When Punk and Glam were Twins

Design Firm: Scarpati Studio & Ink Creative

Client: John Scarpati

Printer: Blurb

Paper: Mohawk proPhoto Lustre White



Title: EMERGE Exhibition

Design Firm: Strangeways Academy

Client: AIGA Los Angeles

Printer: Typecraft Wood & Jones

Paper: Mohawk Loop Antique Vellum Fossil



Title: Realm Charter School Application

Design Firm: MINE 

Client: Realm Charter School

Printer: Hemlock Printers USA, Inc.

Paper: Mohawk Options Smooth 100% PC White



Title: The Secret to Making a Difference

Design Firm: Bruce Mau Design

Client: MDC Partners

Printer: Type A Print

Paper: Mohawk Options Smooth 100% PC White



Title: Antony Gormley Memes Exhibition

Design Firm: Studio Round

Client: Anna Schwartz

Printer: Bambra Press

Paper: Mohawk Superfine Smooth White



Title: Bladeworks Fencing Club

Design Firm: Rethink

Client: Bladeworks Fencing Club

Diecutter: Arkwell, a division of Pacific Bindery Services, Ltd.

Paper: Strathmore Grandee White


Title: I Have Always Wanted to be a Nurse

Design Firm: Cayenne Creative

Client: UAB Medicine

Printer: American Printing Co.

Paper: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite



Title: Panthalassa Brochure

Design Firm: Powell Allen  

Client: Panthalassa

Printer: Identity Print

Paper: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite



Title: I Love Dust Book

Design Firm: I Love Dust

Client: I Love Dust

Printer: Dayfold

Paper: Mohawk Options Smooth 100% PC White



Title: WHY Issue #1 The Idea of Herman Miller

Design Firm: TAR Studio

Client: Herman Miller

Printer: Blanchette Press

Paper: Mohawk Options Vellum True White 96



Title: Trienal Poli/Grafica de San Juan – El Panal

Design Firm: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena in-house

Client: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena

Printer: Model Offset Printing

Paper: Mohawk Via Smooth 100% PC Cool White



Title: 1000 Days of Drawing

Design Firm: Chris Piascik

Client: Chris Piascik

Printer: TPI Solutions Ink

Paper: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Digital with i-Tone Ultrawhite



Title: Things We Love

Design Firm: kate spade new york

Client: kate spade new york

Printer: Dolce Printing (Graytor)

Paper: Mohawk Superfine Smooth Ultrawhite



Title: Spring 2011 Mailer

Design Firm: Kate Spade New York

Client: Kate Spade New York

Printer: Dolce Printing (Graytor)

Paper: Mohawk Superfine Smooth Ultrawhite



Title: Interface Folio No. 5

Design Firm: Son&Sons

Client: Interface

Printer: UniqueActive LLC

Paper: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell White



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