November 2013

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Help Ink: Typhoon Haiyan Relief Prints

Help Ink - Haiyan relief prints via #grainedit

Rebuild by John Choura

The folks at Help Ink have launched a campaign to support relief efforts in the Philippines after the recent devastation from Typhoon Haiyan. Four posters are currently available and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to All Hands Volunteers‘ ground team.

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/Sponsor/ Fotor

Launched in 2012, Fotor is an online suite of photo editing tools that are both powerful and easy to use. Taking advantage of the latest in cloud technology, Fotor’s clean and intuitive interface can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection. Tools can be easily integrated into a users’ workflow and include basic cropping, HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing and a photo card maker. They even have a Christmas card maker for those looking to create something special for the holidays.


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Grain Edit Shop

grain edit shop

Next week we will be launching an online shop for the holidays.  To access the preview sale  you will need a code which will be sent via email prior to the event.  If you would like to receive an invite code, email us with your details. Please include “grain edit store” in the subject line of the message and your email address in the body.




Mike Cina Interview

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Today we’re excited to announce a new series of process related interviews with our favorite artists and designers. In the first installment  we head to to Minneapolis, MN, the home of Michael Cina who is an award-winning creative director and skilled artist. Bridging the gap between music, photography, art and design, he creates work that is innovative and often unconventional in its approach. Here Mike discusses the role of intuition in design, his workflow for a recent Ghostly International project, his passions outside of the studio and much more. Enjoy!

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Mood Magazine via #grainedit

Now in it’s third issue, Mood is a quarterly magazine that looks at music and food in a cohesive and unique way, with a keen eye to design and high quality writing.

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Nate Koehler

Nate Koehler via #grainedit

Today’s post brings us to Madison, WI, the workplace and home of freelance designer Nate Koehler. With an emphasis on illustration and bold typography, Nate creates work that is smart  and engaging with a touch of whimsy.

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/Sponsor/ Verb: 72-Font Super Family – the complete series

There’s no better way to get your next project moving than with the awesomely active (and actively awesome) Verb font family. We’ve actually run a Mighty Deal on the Verb font from Yellow Design Studio before and it got so many of our fans pumped up that we’ve decided to bring it back. Even if you took advantage of our previous Verb Deal, you’ll want to stick around.

This time, you can get the entire Verb Font Family from Yellow Design Studio, or even just pick up the Verb fonts you don’t have yet.

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Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans via #grainedit

Currently residing in Stockholm, Sweden, Jeremy Evans is an upcoming designer with an impressive portfolio that spans print, packaging and interactive design.


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Neue Grafik Reprint

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I just got word of an exciting announcement from Lars Muller. The complete series of the highly influential Swiss Journal, Neue Grafik, will soon be available as a facsimile reprint!

From the publisher:
“Neue Grafik, the “International Review of graphic design and related subjects,” was initiated by designer Josef Müller-Brockmann and published in eighteen issues between 1958 and 1965 by an editorial collective consisting of him, Richard Paul Lohse, Hans Neuburg und Carlo Vivarelli ( LMNV ). The complete volumes are now available in an excellent facsimile reprint from Lars Müller Publishers.

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And Atelier

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Brilliant work from And Atelier, a Portuguese multidisciplinary studio run by João Araújo & Rita Huet.



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/Sponsor/ Squarespace

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A Huge thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed!Interested in sponsoring the Grain Edit Feed? Visit our sponsorship page for more info.

#GiveBooks Giveaway


I love giving and receiving books and with the holidays approaching I find myself  reviewing my own wish list as well as preparing shopping lists for others. Recently, Chronicle books asked if I would like to take part in their #GiveBooks campaign and in the process gift nine books to family and friends. I gladly accepted the challenge and I’m excited to announce that in the spirit of the holidays one lucky winner will win my gift picks.

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Lamm & Kirch

Lamm & Kirch via grain edit

Lamm & Kirch is an award-winning German design studio with a primary focus on printer matter. Guided by their explorations of visual language their work often features bold forms and strong typographical elements.



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Noémie Cédille

Noémie Cédille

Charming work from Noemie Cedille, a designer and illustrator based in Paris.

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/Sponsor/ SHOWN’D

Are you creative? SHOWN’D is online portfolio platform for creative professionals. Building and managing a portfolio is extremely easy and you can be up and running in just a few minutes. You can customize the look and feel by using different themes, backgrounds and fonts and protect your work with a variety of options. For those that need help with their resume, there’s a tool for that as well.  Another unique feature with SHOWN’D is the ability to embed your portfolio on any website with our code generator. See for yourself at

Interested in sponsoring the Grain Edit Feed? Visit our sponsorship page for more info.

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