Tag: from the gallery

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...

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...

From the Gallery: KAKEE Design Graphique Responsible Self-Promotions

In today’s world of mass-production, anything with a personal touch makes a statement. My fellow Blueline Blog contributor Tammy touched on this subject in a recent post titled Dear Marketer, Drive Direct Mail Responses With Handwritting where she discussed that even the use of a handwritten font can increase response, interaction and engagement. ...

From the Gallery: Olive & Sinclair – Peppermint Bark Packaging

Today’s From the Gallery feature actually came to us in the form of a holiday gift from our friend and Blueline Magazine alumni Twyla Lambert Clark of Nashville’s Lithographics. Vanécia Carr and I immediately fell in love with the rich red, subtle varnish and vintage inspired typography on the Olive and Sinclair Peppermint Bark Packaging. So, of course, we were overjoyed to learn that Cougar...

From the Gallery: Chasing Speed

Many companies choose to immortalize an accomplishment in print, but today’s From the Gallery feature tells an organization's brand story in such an epic fashion that it makes our heart race. Chasing Speed, designed by J. Walter Thompson Canada, produced by Anstey Bookbinding and Exodus Graphics Corp. and printed on Cougar paper 80 lb. Text, Smooth finish, is incredibly well-concepted and...

From the Gallery: Aquinas College Viewbook

Here at Blueline By Domtar®, we absolutely love how many colleges and universities trust Cougar® and Lynx® Opaque Ultra to convey the important brand messages of their specific institutions. The Aquinas College Viewbook, designed by Stone + Steel Creative and Yellow Specs Design and printed on Cougar Smooth 100 lb. Cover and Text, is another...

From the Gallery: The Potato Shack Menu

If you’re a regular Art of the Menu reader, you already know how paper selection and great design can set the tone for a unique diner's experience. As we highlighted in a recent post from our new Cougar® promotion, Make Your Mark on Cougar®, “For the chef who creates with all five senses, a menu is more than a list of options. It’s an opportunity. It’s a...

From the Gallery: Joy by LithoChic (Joie Par LithoChic)

A unique printed piece is the ultimate self-promotion for any commercial printer. You can spend hours telling a prospective client about your capabilities and how you’re a great service provider, but a well-concepted printed piece actually demonstrates the value you can bring. And, if you throw in techniques and stylish on-trend imagery, you’ll definitely have the attention of creative...

From the Gallery: The Kansas City Art Institute Viewbook

Working at Domtar, I’m lucky enough to see a large variety of beautiful printed pieces every day. One hundred percent of the time, a piece that utilizes unique bindery techniques will stand out. Such is the case with the Kansas City Art Institute Viewbook. This piece, featuring two perfect bound books thoughtfully connected by a vertical half-fold and well-placed typography on the spine, is a...

From the Gallery: ATI Pulse Campaign

There’s something fascinating about the thrill of discovery, whether you’re learning something new or opening a printed piece that offers more than you expect. I absolutely love the level of interactivity that the ATI Pulse Campaign requires. This fun and exciting brochure and direct mail piece, designed by DMH and printed at Spangle Graphics, take the thrill of print to a new level. ...