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An exclamation point at the end of a sentence provides emphasis or oomph. It is also just the thing after an interjection, such as Yikes! When it pairs up with a question mark to make an interrobang, it can convey incredulity: What were you thinking?! Let…
 
Iris Fuller, the impresaria of Fillamento, recently exhibited a series of shadowbox assemblages at Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco. Shellie Cohen {Felt & Wire's Most Roving Reporter} happens to be the Niece of Iris, and she tipped us off abou…
 
I have just become aware of the extremely gorgeous catalog Stefan Bucher designed this Spring for Deborah Butterfield’s exhibition at L.A. Louver. How this catalog came to be so beautiful is a stellar story of designer-printer collaboration, so let’s go t…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] Yesterday's post showcased the Deborah Butterfield catalog recently designed by Stefan Bucher, printed at Typecraft Wood & Jones. When David Mayes {print rep extraordinaire is an inadequate but pithy way to refer to him} was describing t…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] The June Anthropologie catalog is so good that I will keep mine intact for a very long time. I will not slice off the cover to make a fab envelope. I will not tear out the page with the bowtie blouse. But I will gladly tell you what I now kn…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] At Elixir Design in San Francisco, the summer solstice is the occasion for an annual retreat known as the Elixinox. I, as a frequent Elixir collaborator, am always honored to participate. Last Monday, after our year-in-review, brainstorming…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] AIGA Philly hosted a great talk by Michael Bierut back in May. The scheduling gods smiled on me, and I was able to attend Michael's design double-header... and to write about it the very next day. What I didn't know back then, was that Craig…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] Creativille is the name of Steve Hartman's design studio in Edwardsville, Illinois. Edwardsville is where Steve grew up; it is also home to the Edwardsville Art Center, founded in 1999. To celebrate Creativille's tenth year in business this…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] My current favorite children's book is Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners, written and illustrated by Laurie Keller. Both the illustrations and the dialogue are punny, promoting the Golden Rule at every page turn. The action begins when a…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] Mary Beth Fiorentino and Amy Hayson worked together in the graphic design department of a Big Corporation in San Francisco. Shortly after their department was downsized in 2001, Mary Beth and Amy flew off to Mexico {with the other four women…
 

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