Category: Spotlight

The Versatility of Cougar

Your Paper Selection Matters On a late summer trip to Kansas City,  I was able to visit several design companies and commercial printers with Marie Langdon, of Midland Paper and Tom Grever, the Domtar rep who manages the...

Designing for Positive Change Through Print and Paper

Bronx Lighthouse Charter School Improves Parent Engagement through Print and Paper During a recent road trip to Kansas City, my host – Marie Langdon from Midland Paper, set up a visit with the enthusiastic team from REACTOR design studio to discuss the power of print and paper. ...

From the Gallery: Oberlin Illuminated

In a recent post, we featured the Hawken School Stirn Hall Sales Packet—the Design Winner of Millcraft’s Rediscover Cougar event. Oberlin Illuminated, designed by Oberlin College and printed by Oliver Printing and Packaging Company, was the Print Winner. Oberlin College describes itself as “a beacon of light that provides a setting in which energy, creativity and progress are cultivated...

Why Choose Digital Printing?

As society immerses further into the digital age with information and knowledge exchanged at the tap of a button, the Printing Industry is developing the capacity to adapt to it. Digital printing is growing as consumers of print adapt to the convenience of reduced inventory, and use of variable data to make a more personal connection with their customers. For information like product brochures,

Creative Spotlight: Kit Hinrichs and Uncompromising Design

His work is included in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Library of Congress. He spent 23 years as a partner at Pentagram and currently owns his own studio. He has co-authored four books, been interviewed by Martha Stewart and won countless awards, including the AIGA Medal—but he’s still not done. Kit Hinrichs has had a legendary career as a...

From the Gallery: 2016 RGD In-house Design Awards Book

I spent the first 12 years of my career as a graphic designer, working in-house. During that time, I received countless invitations to in-house design contests that were branded in a way that didn’t appeal to me. The typical visuals were created by someone who hadn’t thoroughly researched the design process and what appeals to in-house designers. Common themes included something that alluded to...

Media Mix Innovation at DscoopPhoenix

Dscoop is a cooperative annual event hosted by HP with attendees from every part of the digital print industry. There are print providers, equipment manufacturers, software developers, marketing consultants and paper manufacturers gathered in Phoenix this week to educate, share ideas and best practices to collectively grow in our field. My goal here is to “take you there” as I observe and...