Accent On: Artist and Illustrator Kelly Bjork

By: Karin King

May 2, 2019

Kelly Bjork is an artist and illustrator based in Seattle, Washington who works mainly in gouache, a type of paint like watercolor made of natural pigment, water, and a binding agent like gum arabic or dextrin that is used to make the paint opaque. The word most often used to describe her gouache paintings is intimate, not only because it often features people in their homes but also because Bjork gives the viewer a glimpse of the tiny moments in our daily routines that are often overlooked: drawing a bath, doing the dishes, cuddling the cat.

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Digital Dish: April 2019

By: Rick Williams

Apr 30, 2019

Each dish will feature a new nugget to chew on and fuel your digital cravings. In continuation from last month's dish about making the decision to move from conventional to digital printing equipment, this month's edition identifies steps to take to maximize the performance of your new digital press. 

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Highlights: Telling the Accent Story with the Award-Winning Accent TV

By: Karin King

Apr 15, 2019

If you attended Adobe MAX 2018, Adobe’s annual “Creativity Conference,” you likely encountered a certain retro-looking paper-craft television set called the Accent TV. It was designed to bring the history of the Accent A to life, and now it’s officially an award winner.

The Summit International Awards recognized the Accent TV with a Summit Emerging Media Innovator Award. Shortly after that, the TV won a Platinum AVA Digital Award.

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Highlights: Art on Paper 2019

By: Karin King

Apr 2, 2019

This year’s Art on Paper took over Manhattan's Pier 36 in March with 85 galleries featuring modern and contemporary paper-based art. The event, put on by Art Market Productions, was full of artists who are truly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with paper. We came away with plenty of inspiration and excitement, and although it’s difficult to name favorites because there was so much amazing art, these are the pieces that are still on our minds.

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Digital Dish: March 2019

By: Rick Williams

Apr 1, 2019

Each dish will feature a new nugget to chew on and fuel your digital cravings. While transitioning your conventional print business to digital can be advantageous, this month's edition identifies areas to consider when making strategic decisions to move to digital printing.

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