Mohawks New Felt & Wire Site Showcases Design, Paper and Letterpress

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Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. has launched feltandwire.com which will showcase creativity on paper.

This is our way of creating a stage, a forum -- and an on-line archive -- for some of the wonderful work we see. It's also a way to bring together a community that is passionate about the interplay of design and paper

Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. has launched feltandwire.com, a paper-centric site. The tagline tells the tale: "Impressions from the paper-obsessed." Edited by freelance writer Alyson Kuhn, Felt & Wire will showcase creativity on paper -- from postage stamps to posters, memorable mail to beautiful books, and invitations to artistic innovations.

The site, designed by Pentagram, will also serve as a virtual "correspondence salon" for graphic designers, letterpress printers, and other paperisti perpetuating the appeal of paper in the digital age. Part show and tell, part resource guide, the site includes a directory of letterpress studios around the country and an archive of projects produced on Strathmore papers.

Kuhn will also report on programs, exhibitions, and books of interest. Her first review, Pop 'n' Shop, looks at ABC3D, a pop-up book by Paris-based designer Marion Bataille.

"This is our way of creating a stage, a forum -- and an on-line archive -- for some of the wonderful work we see. It's also a way to bring together a community that is passionate about the interplay of design and paper," comments Laura Shore, Senior Vice President Communications and Innovation Strategies.

Visit feltandwire.com now to see sketches and read details of Marian Bantjes' redesign of the iconic Strathmore thistle, or to see the use of accent marks as design elements. Upcoming stories include Twitter investor and advisor Chris Sacca's love of his new letterpress-printed business card.

About Mohawk:
Recognized for its technical innovation and environmental focus, Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. is the largest manufacturer of premium printing, writing, and digital paper in North America. Signature grades include Strathmore®, Beckett®, Mohawk SuperfineTM, Via®, BriteHue, Carnival, Synergy, Solutions, Nekoosa Linen, Mohawk Color Copy®, and proprietary Inxwell® products, Navajo®, and Options®. Mohawk is also the exclusive marketer of Kromekote and Knightkote, premium coated brands manufactured by Smart Papers.

Mohawk engineers its papers to provide optimal performance for sheetfed, web, and digital printing. Uses for Mohawk papers include corporate reports, corporate identity systems, brochures, packaging, invitations and announcements. Mohawk Digital Papers are also used in on-demand photo books, personalized direct mail, and custom packaging. Mohawk offers reams and envelopes through its ecommerce site at Strathmore.com.

A certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise and leader in environmental stewardship, Mohawk is the first U.S. paper mill to offset 100% of its electricity with renewable windpower and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production. Also offered are recycled papers certified by Green Seal and papers certified to the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) standards by SmartWood, a program of the Rainforest Alliance. FSC certification ensures responsible use of forest resources.

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