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Chwast’s Quote: Illustrated Words of Wisdom

An anonymous notable quote, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 122 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last …

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An Offbeat History of Wrapping Paper

Imprint’s longtime color columnist, Jude Stewart, is writing a new series on patterns in design. Previously, she asked whether ornament is really a crime, spoke to the founders of a London-based “pattern consultancy,” and toured Philadelphia University’s patterns archive. Here’s a …

Where Do All the Winter Holiday Colors Come From?

Have you thrown in the pre-holiday productivity towel yet? Here’s hoping you’re already lolling over an eggnog, tending to that urgent gift-wrap origami. If not, we humbly offer a tantalizingly holiday-themed distraction for you to read furtively whenever the boss …

Brian o h-Eachtuigheim (neé Heron)

For St. Patrick’s Day I wrote this post, noting that I was art director of the Irish Arts Center in New York City back in 1972. The founder of the center, Brian Heron, was one of those people I’ll never …