Mohawk Fine Papers released the fourteenth issue of Mohawk Maker Quarterly in conjunction with the recent HOW Design Live Conference in Boston MA. Each issue of the publication is built around a theme and Issue No. 14 is no different. Titled Lead & Serve, Mohawk uses the piece to celebrate those who pave the way by helping others find their paths.
Consistent with the ongoing strategy behind Mohawk Maker Quarterly, the issue provides thought-provoking inspiration for graphic designers around the world through engaging content and carefully-considered design on paper. And Issue No. 14 is the largest body of content to date, with 224 pages of words and images presented in the familiar form of a book. The 6.5 x 8.5” format is organized in four chapters, including Mohawk’s regular feature, The Movement, highlighting makers and their projects from around the world.
Once again, the team at Hybrid Design finds power in both visual and word essays. “There’s a sort of harmonic tension in the marriage of service and leadership. To lead is to step into the unknown, wield power and savor the rewards. To serve is to put others’ needs before your own. To do both strikes a delicate balance,” says Dora Drimalas, Principal of Hybrid Design. Chris Harrold, VP Creative Director at Mohawk adds, “We take our role as leaders pretty seriously at Mohawk but not so seriously that we ignore the needs of others. We love working with – and for – our customers. It’s the way we’ve always operated and will continue to.” With 224 pages to experiment with, Hybrid Design incorporated eight different shades of Mohawk paper while using basic printing techniques, along with an eye-popping demonstration of edge painting.