Fresh Ink: Future Classic


Fresh arrival into the O-K sample room is Neenah’s promotion, Future Classic. Seven emerging artists creatively interpret the cities they live in on Neenah's family of Classics® papers. Discover, touch, and experience each destination via the power of paper, print and the creative minds of each of these brilliant artists.

Cut-paper artist and designer, Emily Brown of Portland was inspired by its green spaces. A die-cut sleeve and embossed insert on Classic Crest® and Classic Columns® invite you to the park under a canopy of trees.

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Illustrator and surface designer, Kate Zaremba of Washington DC takes you illustratively through the some of her favorite art spaces in the city. Utilizing gold foil and spot colors of her fine line drawings on the toothy surface of Classic Crest®, Eggshell, Avalanche White.

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Sarah Jacoby, illustrator and designer from Philadelphia introduces us to the Mummer’s mask. The Mummer’s encapsulate what Sarah loves about Philadelphia: its inherent strangeness, irreverence and history. She created a hand-cut mask made of slivers of Classic® Linen, Classic Crest® and Classic® Laid. The "must be seen and worn" mask has been photographed and printed 4 color process digitally on Classic® Linen Digital on a HP Indigo 7000.

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Faun Chapin & Meg Paradise are designers and founders of Guts & Glory. They have used the idea of music to represent Oakland, California. A flat foil stamp in gold of the duo’s line illustrations are stunning on Classic Crest® Pewter. The same gold foil is used for the label on the attached “spinning” record made of Crest, stipple finish in Epic Black. Raised UV creates the unique surface texture on the “vinyl” record.

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Illustrator/designer, Jay Fleck, opens our stomachs to Chicago with his interpretation of the city with a transit map hotdog. Two hits of opaque white, mustard yellow, metallic silver and a red, flat foil stamp bring his graphic illustration to life on Classic Crest®, Patriot Blue, stipple finish.

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Russell Shaw is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator from Atlanta, Georgia. His “Atlanta on 30,000 Calories” fan book takes us through this foodie city. Printed on several different shades of white in pure and fibered sheets; you see how the crisp mint and dense black inks pop differently on each of the different white sheets of Classic® Laid and Classic Crest® while working effectively together. Shaw’s whimsical illustrations and hand-lettering are brilliant.

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This is a must see, must have promotion. Contact your Olmsted-Kirk representative for your own copy of Future Classic.

"Feel-Think-Do" from Neenah



Currrently on our sample room shelves along with other fresh promotions, you'll find Neenah Paper's "Feel-Think-Do". It is an incredibly beautiful and educational example about the power of paper. It encourages you to experience Neenah's paper finishes and textures. This promotion is filled with statistics about printing and paper plus the psychology of marketing and consumer decision making. Not only is it visually inspiring, but it is a must read. You'll see spreads of special techniques like die-cuts and foils, digital printing and traditional offset on a wide variety of our Neenah paper stocks. If you don't already have a copy, get in touch with your Olmsted-Kirk paper representative.