Martha Stewart gives us some love!
Martha Stewart gives us some love!
Ten years ago Cara Cox (a former student and intern) designed a beautiful book called “Posters for the People: Art of the WPA.” Four years ago, Maribel Gray (also former student and current employee) wrote and designed her senior thesis about WPA posters and Modernism. Last month the USPS issued these stamps featuring WPA posters from the Library of Congress collection. Maribel helped design them and Cara was on our mind as we created them. It’s rewarding when former students make important contributions to the work we do in the studio. We hope you like the new stamps!
We were honored when Dennis O’Neil asked us to design the catalogue for “Process & Innovation: 20 Years of Partnerships in Print at Hand Print Workshop International.” It’s an exhibition he curated of artwork he produced with notable local and International artists (closes on Sunday)! Great reviews in the Washington Post, on WETA, and other places. See the show!
There’s a short article on Design Observer today about Antonio’s experience working on the catalogue “Harlem Heroes.” It’s a quick read. Take a look and let us know what you think! http://designobserver.com/feature/looking-harlem-in-the-eye/39498
The new Winter/Spring issue of Women in the Arts is hot of the press. Nice work, as always, by Helen McNiell! Take a look and then be sure to visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts to see the exhibitions in person!
It’s a great start to the new year when the mail carrier brings you good news! Today we received copies of this year’s Print Regional Design Annual, and we are grateful for the generous coverage our work received. Thank you Print, Heads of State, Jessica Hische, Michael Dyer, Frank Maresca and Jason Tselentis!
One benefit to being an older designer is AARP might make a great little video about the work you do! Thanks to David Friedman and his crew for this piece on how stamps get designed.
Here’s a link to the NYTimes review of “The Art of The Qur’an” exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery. We had the honor and pleasure of designing the catalogue for the show. Here also are a few photos taken during a recent visit. Be sure to see the show!
Thanks Print magazine! We recently found out three of our stamp designs were selected for inclusion in their upcoming Regional Design Annual. The winners won’t be published until their December issue, but you can our designs here. Thanks also to the late Martín Ramírez, Jessica Hische, and Michael Dyer for the beautiful artwork!
An older stamp, but new recognition (third project down). We are always grateful for the kind words: “11 Beautiful Handlettered Projects”
Day 3 of a 4-day, 24/7 press inspection requiring two designers in shifts supervising the job. So far it looks good! Here’s the requisite photo of a sheet fresh off the press. More photos when the book is done and the exhibition opens October 15th!
Thank you to the “Society of Printers” in Boston for inviting Antonio to speak at the “Club of Odd Volumes.” It was a great evening making new friends and meeting old acquaintances!
Nice to know Aaron Gilchrist, morning anchor at NBC Channel 4 news, likes the new designs. We worked with Heads of S=tate in Philadelphia to create this set of four stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek TV Series. On sale now!
We had the great privilege and honor to design this catalogue for the exhibition “Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten” that recently opened at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2016/vanvechten/
Next time the postal clerk wants to slip you a booklet of flag stamps, be sure to ask for the Patriotic Spirals instead. Stick these on your next letter and you’ll be sharing the beautiful work of the talented designers Lindsay Mannix, Gavin Wade, and Jason Mannix from Polygraph. Art direction by Antonio. (Polygraphcreative.com)