Specialty paper manufacturer Neenah has announced a refresh to its Classic paper swatchbooks that makes bringing designs from digital workspaces to the physical world, including a significant revamping of the numbering system, optimized for the Neenah Swatch Pro extension for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
I’m a sucker for good paper — many of you know I started in print work, and to this day, prefer it over digital destinations. Neenah manufactures Classic Textures (think: linen, laid, etc.) that have been with us forever and are still very much appreciated when it comes time to put ink of paper. Literally. An extension that makes it easy to see what that looks like — something as simple as a number, like Pantone — is fantastic.
Get more information from Neenah, or check the Adobe Extension Exchange (note: that page still lists a 2019 update).
Three items for you here, starting off with the 2021 Logo Trend Report, from the Logo Lounge. From the Asterisk to Electric Tape, Quads, Chains, and more:
Bill Gardner discusses all fifteen different trends, with logos to back ’em up (naturally).
Next, “A Cabinet of Curiosities” from Hoefler & Co.
Printers once used the colorful term ‘nut fractions’ to denote vertically stacked numerators and denominators that fit into an en-space. (Compare the em-width ‘mutton fraction.’)
This is beautiful:
A Dutch curio, representing the letters z-i-j.
Read all of the rest.
Lastly, these are amazing . . . and simple, the better form of “simply amazing.” Yeah:
See the rest at This is Colossal.