Print Design Posts of the Week 6

This week in printing news…

This week's links are more about the design of the printing industry than print design per se. Printers are stressed, but at least we're in the news!

Final Edition from Matthew Roberts on Vimeo.

Goodbye Rocky Mountain News. Just shy of 150 years in business, the Rocky Mountain News – one of Dever's two major papers – printed its last edition on Friday. Check out the sad, poignant video of how it all went down. The first of many?

Creating a cool avatar. Print designer and blogger Bruce Colthart says a thing or two about the importance of having a high-quality, consistent visual presence throughout social media. Good advice for printers new to the business of networking online.

Pantone fashion – I knew Pantone were the color experts, but I didn't know they tracked the fashion industry's seasonal colors for women.

Does Print Still Matter? Kodak's Chris Echevarria answers with an impassioned YES.

The internet is lame. Print is cool. Coming soon to t-shirts everywhere?

Yet another speculative editorial on just how print news will go about monetizing its business online. Forecast: predictably grim.

Back to the future. Dr. Joe Webb has a look at what the post-recession printing house will look like. As usual, the good doctor is not optimistic, but he sure is easy to read.

This week's White House address, not because it's about the printing industry, but because it has a great quote in it. He says that the changes that are on the way, “won't sit well with [those] invested in the old ways of doing business. I know they're gearing up for a fight as we speak. My message to them is this: so am I.” Great reminded that when the going gets tough, the tough get going!

Something lovely, after all that serious business. Have a look at the website, portfolio, and general style of designer Jordy Fu. Her recycled paper lamps were brought to my attention by
Environmental Graffiti, and everything she does feels refreshing. The UK-based artist and designer has a diverse array of talents, and I think this diversity speaks from the future of our industry. Have those inky fingers in as many pies as possible, folks!

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