For Independence Day, the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania is hosting a 3,500 ft. exhibition of American flags and flag memorabilia. All objects come from Kit Hinrichs’s personal collection of 5,000 objects. Included in the show are historic flags, weather vanes, quilts, Native American weavings, flag bearer toy soldiers, World War I and World War II propaganda posters, plus hundreds of other objects that incorporate the flag into their design. Studio Hinrichs, and the Stars & Stripes Foundation, has designed the exhibition and all the promotional elements from wall graphics to banners to an in-show video. The show opens on July 2nd and continues to November 6th, 2016.
If you’re in the area, please stop in. We think you’ll find it entertaining.
On flag day, June 14, we introduced a new book/box project Long May She Wave. Potter, a Random House Company, asked us to assemble 50 images from our collection of 5,000 objects and design this postcard boxed gift set. The box contains images of Navajo weavings, quilts, Americana fans, historic flags, folk art, fine art, and toys.
Based on our Long May She Wave book and exhibition series, these unique Patriotic items, photographed by Terry Heffernan and written by Delphine Hirasuna, fill the box with dozens of surprises. Retailing at $20.00, the box of 100 4″ x 6″ cards is available on Amazon.
In this session renowned designer and story-teller, Kit Hinrichs, will teach you bindery techniques, the all-important final stage of print production. Hinrichs will cover the history of binding, ideas for using binding as a design technique, outline the six basic types of binding giving you freedom to add variation, and provide a guide to binding materials. Every attendee will get The Standard 6: Bindery Techniques which provides step-by-step instructions along with the pros and cons of different binding techniques. In this talk you’ll learn everything you need to know about bindery techniques, with lots of colorful examples and good stories to illustrate the process.
The Standard 6: Binding from Start to Finish
Tools & Resources
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW
Though binding methods are frequently dictated by a book’s physical size and thickness, functionality and cost, there are numerous design possibilities from which to choose. Sappi North America recently announced the sixth installment of its popular The Standard series, this time focusing on unique and creative binding techniques. Created by Kit Hinrichs, Principal of Studio Hinrichs and an AIGA medalist, it is filled with tips and techniques for achieving optimum results.
During The Designer’s Deep-Dive into Binding Techniques, Kit Hinrichs will discuss how, while often overlooked, binding techniques are one of the most critical elements of an overall design strategy.
Highlights of this presentation include:
How leading designers build the binding into the look and design of their projects
How technical binding considerations can direct and enhance creative decisions
How to reach flawless results with your overall print presentation
How seemingly small details, like binding and subsequent paper choices, affect your end result
Binding as design
A behind-the-scenes look at the creation and production of the Sappi The Standard 6: Binding Techniques
Exploring the history of binding
Can’t make it on November 17th? No problem! PaperSpecs webinars are archived for 30 days after the live event.
Sappi North America kicked off their Binding Techniques Tour on October 6, in San Francisco at the American Bindery Museum. Sappi has again asked Kit Hinrichs of Studio Hinrichs to continue the Standard series in a sequence of events across the country, beginning in San Francisco on October 6 and culminating at HOW Design Live in Atlanta in May 2016. This is the sixth Standard publication that Hinrichs has produced for Sappi.
In addition to the book, there is a video that presents the different stages of the binding process.
View it here.
The events are free and include a reception and presentation in the following cities:
Join us June 5th, as Kit gives a talk on a Graphic History of the American Flag for a look at America’s most treasured symbol. Kit will highlight some of the more than 3,000 stars-and-stripes artifacts featured in his book, Long May She Wave, from Civil War-era banners and Native American braided moccasins to an early 20th-century “friendship” kimono and original flag art by several of the world’s leading designers.
Date & Time:
Friday, June 5th at 1:00pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Recently, our friend and colleague, Josh Seftel, invited us to design a poster for a short film on a well-known photographer Phil Toledano titled “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano”. In this project, Josh and his team were asked to create a documentary of Toledano’s obsession with his own future. The film follows the photographer as he uses DNA tests, fortune tellers, and a prosthetic makeup artist to envision the many dark possibilities that might await him, including obesity, desolation, stroke, isolation, suicide, and violent death.
We would like to congratulate Josh’s 3-year effort, as his film has been selected into five film national festivals: Tribeca Film Festival, IFF Boston, Montclair Film Festival, Seffield Doc/Fest and Little Rock Film Festival, and it has won two awards to date.
Dang Nguyen worked with Kit to bring this poster to life. A trailer of the film is featured below.
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The University of Monterrey has asked Kit to speak to their graphic design department of 500 students. He will give a lecture on April 23rd followed by a workshop on the 24th. Kit will discuss the power of visual storytelling and share his unique perspective on narrative design.
UDESIGN is a series of conferences created by the Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design of UDEM (Universidad de Monterrey), as an effort to create an opportunity for students and other creative professionals to share some time with successful architects, designers or artists and learn from some of their experiences. The event is aimed mainly to students enrolled in the Art, Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Design and Interior Design Programs, but is completely open to anyone interested in art and design.
Date & Time
Thursday, April 23rd at 2:30pm
University of Monterrey
Av. Ignacio Morones Prieto 4500 pte.
66238 San Pedro Garzo Garcia N.L.
Two universities in Kansas, Kansas State University and Wichita State University, have invited Kit to speak to their design departments and their local AIGA chapter on April 28th and 29th. His subject will be “The Storyteller’s Art: 40 Years of Narrative Design” and he looks forward to a lively discussion with the next generation of graphic designers. For specific event venues contact
Kansas State University
Tuesday, April 28, at 1:30 pm
Little Theatre at the K-State Student Union
Free and Public Admission
Wichita State University
Tuesday, April 29, at 6:00 pm