Mohawk’s popular Maker Quarterly series is out with their 11th issue. This installment is all about the journey to making - the process. And because process is the star here, you’ll find incredible process notes from Hybrid Design throughout. Some of the information is frivolous fun like how many cups of Phil’s Coffee they drank since beginning the project. So much more of these liner notes are useful. For example, they share the process of creating the special rough edge trim. It was created by actually nicking the printer’s cutting blade till they got the result they wanted. Or the behind the scenes info on the open, smyth sewn bindery with a different color thread utilized in each sewing stacks. These different colored stacks created gorgeous centerfolds of thread in each section of the issue.
No. 11 is a real meaty issue and it will take you time to read and review everything that Mohawk has packed into it. Weaved into the Mohawk Maker Quarterly are stories about makers who have navigated unique paths to their end product. This is a "keeper". Don't lend it out, you might not get it back.
You’ll enjoy reading stories on the power of sketching, our digital lives, how process can elevate a product, how a place can seep into your work to an in-depth look at the process of design thinking. A real treat is the photo expose in section 3 that allows you to step inside the Mohawk paper mill. This issue of Maker is divided into five sections and each section is printed on a different Mohawk sheet.
Section 1: Beginnings on Mohawk VIA, Felt, 80 Text
Section 2: Participation on Mohawk Loop, Antique Vellum, Husk, 80 Text
Section 3: Place on Mohawk Options, Smooth, 100% PC Cream White, 80 Text
Section 4: Practice on Mohawk VIA, Laid, Natural, 70 Text
Section 5: Product on Mohawk Loop, Linen, Restful Blue, 70 Text
The Mohawk Maker Quarterly issue eleven was skillfully printed using four color printing, match green, match pink, match blue, match light blue and spot dull varnish. Get in touch with your Olmsted-Kirk representative to get your copy. For even more on this issue, pop over to Mohawk's Felt and Wire.
The fresh update to the Classic® paper line from Neenah introduces us to Classic® Textures and gives us a new Classic® Linen swatchbook. Not only has Neenah reinvented their color palette, they have given us two new textures - Woodgrain and Techweave.
These textures are rich not only when you touch them but when you see them. Classic® Techweave is a distinctive, high-end finish with a one-of-a-kind feel. Think woven texture with a high-tech twist. Woodgrain has all the aesthetic charm of wood with superior printability. You'll find these two new textures in digital-ready sheets, too. And, don't forget the envelopes. These two new finishes are readily available in matching envelopes.
It is important to note that you'll find Stipple finish's new home in the Classic® Textures swatchbook. It was previously in the Classic Crest® swatchbook. Classic Laid and Classic Columns® reside in the Classic Textures swatchbook as well.
Get in touch with your Olmsted-Kirk representative to get your introduction to the new Classics.