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This past summer 40 Days of Dating, an experiment in love between Jessica Walsh and  Timothy Goodman took the world by storm. Now, the amazing typographic contributions to the project by noted designers, illustrators and artists are available for purchase at the 40 Days of Dating Shop. 

Museum quality Epson prints by all 80 artists who contributed to the site are featured in the shop. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Life Is A Series Of Experiments
LETTERING BY MARC ALCOCK & RACHEL MASON

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I still have a full collection of Dover clip art books stacked up in my office. Of course the whole collection is now available digitally, but I would not change one moment of the many days I spent (and still spend) poring over these wonderful books. If you are anything like me, you can imagine my excitement when I found these Pioneer-Moss ads from 1970 in the GDUSA archives.

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I hope this wonderfully random grouping puts a smile on your face and if you have any more information about the images or Pioneer-Moss I’d love to hear about it in the comments section.

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Mohawk is standing foursquare with the emerging maker culture. In a technological era punctuated with e-mail, smart phones, tablets and texts, the venerable paper mill is supporting this community of like-minded makers with the introduction of three new publications: The Mohawk Declaration of Craft, Mohawk Craft Cooperative and Mohawk Maker Quarterly.

The publications feature the stories of designers, printers, manufacturers, artists, artisans, musicians, and all those who make their living as makers. In so doing, these publications – and the ongoing “Mohawk Maker” and “What Will You Make Today?” campaigns – reaffirm making as a fundamental expression of the human spirit while speaking directly to the heart of the community and the need to create.

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Some 15 years ago I was giving a talk about stock photography trends at a conference and exhibit. Later I wandering the aisles, in a state that can only be called “trade show fatigue” — you know, flourescent lighting, hard floors, stale air, indecipherable products, junk food, bad ties, institutional hotel, keep losing my entry badge, miss my kids — when a person came over and introduced himself as a (not so) distant relative who was a commercial photographer and who knew (vaguely) that we were in the same (sort of) industry.

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