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The 2014 Pantone Plus Series is here!

The new 2014 Pantone Plus Series is now available! The new series features extensive updates, including 84 brand new colors and special Artist Edition covers. Pantone Plus includes mobile apps, software, wireless devices and cloud services that ensure accurate color …

Litho-Mania: Marketing with Lithography, Circa 1939

My last post concerned the photoengraving industry of the pre-Depression period. This week it’s pre-WWII lithography! Litho Media: A Demonstration of the Selling Power of Lithography, published in 1939 by Roger Stephens and edited by H. Homer Buckelmueller and Colin …

Digital Letterpress? What's Next?

John Bonadies developed a virtual letterpress app for the iPad and Mac called LetterMpress (part of MpressInteractive). “The app was originally created from Kickstarter.com funds,” he says, “and we have continued development, adding more wood type and cuts that we …

How To Typeset a Poster

Bowne & Co., Stationers at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York frequently produces beautiful letterpress keepsakes. This one from 1989, “Nineteenth Century Job Printing Display – The Poster” is a delightful little guide to the dos and don’ts. …

3:01 PST. Pacific Standard Gift Book Time, part 1

Forget the Rose Parade; the real reason to be in L.A. right now is Pacific Standard Time… the arts program, not just the zone. A six-month “happening” that kicked off in October, PST is the largest collaborative art project ever …

Today's Obsession: Real-World Screenprinting Advice

This is a wildly helpful thread at Ask Metafilter, (or “AskMe” to its members) for screenprinters. A member has asked for tips to give screenprinting-related gifts to a recent adoptee of the craft. His request is met with some extremely …