Objects of Devotion

We were fortunate to work with Smithsonian Books on this volume—a companion to the first religion-oriented exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (opening in July 2017). “Objects of Devotion” looks at the role of religion in the U.S. until the mid-1800s through artifacts, people, and locations. Thanks to Laura Harger, Peter Manseau, and our own Ricky Altizer!

Objects of Devotion

Objects of Devotion

Objects of Devotion

Objects of Devotion

Objects of Devotion

Objects of Devotion

Objects of Devotion

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

We had the pleasure of working with Monika Hischbichler and curator Camille Brewer from the Textile Museum on the exhibition “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.” It’s on display until July 24 and features some fabulous creations. Thanks to Dian Holton for her support!

Inspiring Beauty 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Inspiring Beauty 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Inspiring Beauty 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Inspiring Beauty 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Inspiring Beauty 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Inspiring Beauty 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Total Eclipse of the Sun Stamp

Happy to see our newest stamp design make an appearance in today’s New York Times’ Science section!

Total Eclipse of the Sun in NY Times

Martha Stewart features the Delicioso Stamp

Martha Stewart gives us some love!

We love postal services cute new stamps celebrating latin american food.

Delicioso Stamp on Martha Stewart

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!

America, Modernism, and the Posters of the WPA

WPA Posters Stamp

WPA Posters Stamp

 

 

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!

Handprint Workshop International Process and Innovation

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! Looking Harlem in the Eye

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!

Winter Spring 2017 NMWA Magazine

Winter Spring 2017 NMWA Magazine
Winter Spring 2017 NMWA Magazine
Winter Spring 2017 NMWA Magazine

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!

2017 Print Regional Design Annual

2017 Print Regional Design Annual

2017 Print Regional Design Annual

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.

How Stamps Get Designed: The Stamp Designer
AARP Video The Stamp Designer

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 Qur'an

Art of the Qur'an

Art of the Qur'an

Art of the Qur'an

Art of the Qur'an

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!

Martin Ramirez Stamp

Forever Hearts Stamp

Patriotic Waves Stamp

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”

Forever Hearts Stamp

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!

Art of the Qur'an

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