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January 2013

In the Summer of ’69 (really), a groovy new act hit the scene. “International Paper Dolls” were the stars of a psychedelic showcase by International Paper Company, long-time proponents of the power of print. Ticonderoga Text, the colorful doll, Springhill Index, the versatile doll and Springhill Tag, the strong doll (shown here) were just a few of the many stars that appeared in the “longest line of performing papers.”

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Ticonderoga Text: The Colorful Doll. “TiText is an established star.”

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In honor of GDUSA’s 50th Anniversary we decided to take a dip into our print archives and share some fun highlights with you. We thought we’d kick things off with this 1968 ad for Pantone, the color experts, who are also celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. They’ll be lots more goodies coming your way so make sure to check back often.

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We thought long and hard about how best to note our anniversary without making it about us. Out of the process two points emerged. First, this accident of the calendar presents an opportunity to celebrate the past, present and future of the graphic design community. Second, we think the best way to do this is to ask your opinion on some provocative and fun topics because, frankly, you know more than we do and we just like hearing from you. Accordingly, in each print and app edition of GDUSA this year, we will present selected results of a massive poll — being conducted right now — about who you respect and what you admire.

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Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Maybe more exercise or to take more pictures this year? Now you can do both with Mophie’s OutRide.  It transforms your iPhone into the ultimate wide-angle action sports camera and includes 9 different mounts that attach to just about anything. Try it on your bike or surfboard and no need to worry about the elements. The high-impact housing protects your phone from the action and is completely waterproof. Better yet, you can instantly share your videos straight from your iPhone with the OUTRIDE app.  Outride is available at mophie for $149.95

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