Martha Stewart features the Delicioso Stamp

Martha Stewart gives us some love!

http://www.marthastewart.com/1514828/we-love-postal-services-cute-new-stamps-celebrating-latin-american-food

delicioso stamp

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The USPS releases the WPA Posters Stamps

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!

Posters of the WPA

WPA Posters Stamp: Municipal Airports and Field Day

WPA Posters Stamp: HIking and The National Parks Preserve Wildlife

WPA Posters Stamp: Puerto Rico and See Americal, Welcome to Montana

WPA Posters Stamp: Work with Care and Work Pays America

WPA Posters Stamp: Visit the Zoo and Foreign Trade Zone

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Process & Innovation: 20 Years of Partnerships in Print at Hand Print Workshop International

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!

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

HPWI

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Antonio Alcalá featured in Design Observer

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

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National Women in the Arts Winter/Spring Issue

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!

NMWA Winter/Spring 2017
NMWA Winter/Spring 2017
NMWA Winter/Spring 2017
NMWA Winter/Spring 2017
NMWA Winter/Spring 2017

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Studio A featured in Print’s Regional Design Awards

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!

Print Regional Design Awards 2017

Print Regional Design Awards 2017

Print Regional Design Awards 2017

Print Regional Design Awards 2017

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How Stamps Get Designed featuring Antonio Alcalá

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKh3lq6SV84&feature=youtu.be

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Art of the Qur’an exhibition at the Freer Sackler Gallery

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!

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/11/arts/design/the-art-of-the-quran-a-rare-peek-at-islams-holy-text.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=2

Art of the Qu'ran

Art of the Qu'ran

Art of the Qu'ran

Art of the Qu'ran

Art of the Qu'ran

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Martín Ramirez, Forever Love, and Patriotic Waves stamps featured in Print’s Regional Design Annual

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!

Martín Ramirez Stamp

Forever Love Stamp

Patriotic Waves Stamp

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Forever Love Stamp featured in Print Magazine

An older stamp, but new recognition (third project down). We are always grateful for the kind words: “11 Beautiful Handlettered Projects”

Love Stamp by Jessica Hische

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The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

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!

The Art of the Qur'an

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Small Talk

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!

Small Talk

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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Original Star Trek TV Series

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!

Take a look at: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Star-Trek-Stamps_Washington-DC-392162001.html

Star Trek Stamp Unveiling copyright Maribel O. Gray

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Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten

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/

Harlem Heroes Carl Van Vechten

Harlem Heroes Carl Van Vechten

Harlem Heroes Carl Van Vechten

Harlem Heroes Carl Van Vechten

Harlem Heroes Carl Van Vechten

Harlem Heroes Carl Van Vechten

Harlem Heroes Carl Van Vechten

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Patriotic Spirals Stamp

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)

Patriotic Spirals Stamp

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