Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. releases 16th Issue of its Mohawk Maker Quarterly
06/11/19
For over six years, each issue of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly has explored a single topic through the lens of diverse creative disciplines and the work of a broad range of groundbreaking creatives. Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue No.16 is dedicated to the concept of Community through the lenses of Place, Time and Voice.
 
The Community Issue of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly is presented in three volumes:  Place, Voice and Time, each occupying an individual, diecut book. The three volumes are held together with a printed belly band featuring the opening editor’s letter.
Among the trailblazing minds reflecting on the topic of community are artist, Nick Cave, Pinterest Design Director, Tim Belonax, designer and paper engineer, Kelli Anderson and Dieline founder, Andrew Gibbs. 
 
Designed by Hybrid Design in San Francisco, CA, the issue uses all three shades of the Mohawk Superfine grade to unify the three chapters into a set. The book also features a Strathmore Wove belly band and Via Vellum on the cover of Book One.
 
Through content and form factor, Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue No. 16 was created to remind its readers that what makes us unique can also unify us.
 
Featured articles include:
 
Chapter One: Place – Book One explores the idea that communities need literal spaces to gather, metaphorical room to experiment and an open mind to all possibilities.
  • Making Community: How cycling brand Rapha has created clubhouses as a hub for people who love to pedal on two wheels. Written by Ed Pollicott.
  • Getting Physical: How Facebook's Scott Boms has helped Facebook employees make a mess with purpose in the Facebook Analog Lab.
  • Focal Points: Why creative thinkers across disciplines are gathering in the small town of North Adams, Massachusetts. Written by Tim McKeough.
Chapter Two: Voice – Within Book Two, a slate of talented creatives explain why the things that make us unique can also bring us together, as long as we find the courage to speak up and become vulnerable.
  • Skate Like a Girl: Kristin Ebeling, founder of girls' organization Skate Like a Girl, reflects on the challenges of growing up feeling left out of the boys' club of skating—and the healing power of connecting with others like her. Written by Kristin Ebeling.
  • Interviews: Artists and fearless experimenters Kelli Anderson and Leta Sobierajski interview one another about collaboration, innovation, and "disruptive wonder".
  • Designing a Plastic-Free Future: Dieline founder Andrew Gibbs describes how an unexpected and life-changing illness helped him uncover new purpose. Written by Andrew Gibbs.
  • Series of Typography Posters: Illustrations by Olivia Ward, David Weber, Carl-Hampus Vaiin, and Patchara Chardensiri based on the essays and interviews in Book Two.
Chapter Three: Time - The final of three books seeks to understand how our experience and understanding of community changes as minutes, years, and decades march on.
  • Suits for All Sizes: An interview with Chicago-based visual-performance artist Nick Cave digs into the ways identity, society and politics collide—and the results are almost impossibly beautiful.
  • Typografika: A designer crafts a community narrative of experimental typography in a most unexpected place: a DIY billboard on the side of his suburban garage. Written by Patrick Sisson.
  • Sea Change: In the mid-twentieth century in Northern California, a group of like-minded people with revolutionary aspirations for what community could be set out to build a new way to live. Could the utopia last? And what does it mean today? Written by Hadley Meares.
Learn more about the publication or request a copy of Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue No.16 here