Mohawk Announces Winners of Mohawk Show

Cohoes, NY (August 7, 2012) – The Mohawk Show honors the impact of the graphic design industry and the important role that design plays in our culture. “After seeing the amazing entries from all over the world, what struck us most is that, contrary to some opinions, print is definitely not dead,” says Jane Monast, Director of Communications for Mohawk.

The Mohawk Show allows printers and designers a chance to catch the eye of their peers and potential clients by having their entries reviewed by an esteemed panel of jurors and viewers of the traveling exhibit.

The Mohawk Show 12 jury included: show chair Stanley Hainsworth, Tether, Inc., Seattle; Jorge Alderete, Illustrator, Mexico City; Michael Jager, JDK Design, Burlington, VT; and Susana Rodriguez de Tembleque, SY Partners, San Francisco.

After the judging, Stanley Hainsworth of Tether, Inc. said of this year’s winners: “We saw some very modest projects rise to the surface because the design, paper and execution elevated them to winner’s status in a very strong field of entries.”

Mohawk Show 12’s four Best of Show winners (see attached credits) will each receive a $5,000 award, the four special category winners each receive $2,500 and finalists receive $500 each.

The Four Best of Show Winners:


Title: Process Journal Edition Two
Design Firm: Hunt Studio
Client: Published by Process
Printer: Gunn & Taylor Printers
Paper: Beckett Expression Supersmooth Lotus

Title: Ordinary Day
Design Firm: Naughtyfish Design
Client: Roy and Illana Sussman
Printer: Digitalpress
Paper: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell White


Title: The Goat Book
Design Firm: Sasges Inc.
Client: Sasges Inc.
Printer: Blanchette Press
Paper: Mohawk Via Smooth 100% PC Cool White


Title: Visiting Artist Program: David Gibson Poster
Design Firm: Piscatello Design Centre
Client: Fashion Institute of Technology
Printer: Finlay Printing
Paper: Mohawk Options Navajo Smooth Brilliant White

The Four Special Category Winners:

Category: Sustainability
Title: Boxsal Press Kit
Design Firm: The Brand Hatchery
Client: Three Blind Ants
Printer: Texas Graphic Resource
Paper: Mohawk Options Smooth 100% PC Cream White


Category: Digital Printing
Title: Cycle Kids Annual Report 2009
Design Firm: Weymouth Design
Client: Cycle Kids
Printer: Universal Wilde
Paper: Mohawk Options Smooth 100% PC White

Category: Strathmore
Title:   Smile
Design Firm: Present & Correct
Client: Present & Correct
Printer: Rohner Letterpress
Paper: Strathmore Writing Wove Ultimate White

Category: On Demand Book
Title: Cramp, Slash & Burn: When Punk and Glam were Twins
Design Firm: Scarpati Studio & Ink Creative
Client: John Scarpati
Printer: Blurb
Paper: Mohawk proPhoto Lustre White

The Finalists:

Title: EMERGE Exhibition
Design Firm: Strangeways Academy
Client: AIGA Los Angeles
Printer: Typecraft Wood & Jones
Paper: Mohawk Loop Antique Vellum Fossil

Title: Realm Charter School Application
Design Firm: MINE 
Client: Realm Charter School
Printer: Hemlock Printers USA, Inc.
Paper: Mohawk Options Smooth 100% PC White

Title: The Secret to Making a Difference
Design Firm: Bruce Mau Design
Client: MDC Partners
Printer: Type A Print
Paper: Mohawk Options Smooth 100% PC White

Title: Antony Gormley Memes Exhibition
Design Firm: Studio Round
Client: Anna Schwartz
Printer: Bambra Press
Paper: Mohawk Superfine Smooth White

Title: Bladeworks Fencing Club
Design Firm: Rethink
Client: Bladeworks Fencing Club
Diecutter: Arkwell, a division of Pacific Bindery Services, Ltd.
Paper: Strathmore Grandee White

Title: I Have Always Wanted to be a Nurse
Design Firm: Cayenne Creative
Client: UAB Medicine
Printer: American Printing Co.
Paper: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite

Title: Panthalassa Brochure
Design Firm: Powell Allen

Client: Panthalassa
Printer: Identity Print
Paper: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite

Title: I Love Dust Book
Design Firm: I Love Dust
Client: I Love Dust
Printer: Dayfold
Paper: Mohawk Options Smooth 100% PC White

Title: WHY Issue #1 The Idea of Herman Miller
Design Firm: TAR Studio
Client: Herman Miller
Printer: Blanchette Press
Paper: Mohawk Options Vellum True White 96

Title: Trienal Poli/Grafica de San Juan – El Panal
Design Firm: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena in-house
Client: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena
Printer: Model Offset Printing
Paper: Mohawk Via Smooth 100% PC Cool White

Title: 1000 Days of Drawing
Design Firm: Chris Piascik
Client: Chris Piascik
Printer: TPI Solutions Ink
Paper: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Digital with i-Tone Ultrawhite

Title: Things We Love
Design Firm: kate spade new york
Client: kate spade new york
Printer: Dolce Printing (Graytor)
Paper: Mohawk Superfine Smooth Ultrawhite

Title: Spring 2011 Mailer
Design Firm: Kate Spade New York
Client: Kate Spade New York
Printer: Dolce Printing (Graytor)
Paper: Mohawk Superfine Smooth Ultrawhite

Title: Interface Folio No. 5
Design Firm: Son&Sons
Client: Interface
Printer: UniqueActive LLC
Paper: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell White

About Mohawk

Mohawk is North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes for commercial and digital printing. Signature brands include Mohawk Superfine®, Strathmore®, Inxwell®, and proprietary i-Tone® for digital presses. Mohawk papers are chosen for commercial printing, photo specialties, and high-end direct mail. Products and samples are available through leading paper distributors and at

The company is leveraging connections in the digital, design, and photo space to develop new web-based offerings: Pinhole Pro, a solution for professional photographers to create beautiful press products; Pinhole Press, a lifestyle brand for beautifully simple photo gifts; MakeReady for digital printers; and Felt & Wire Shop, an online marketplace for social stationery, posters, and prints.

This fourth-generation, family-owned business is constantly renewing its commitment to environmental stewardship. As the first U.S. manufacturer of commercial printing papers to match 100% of its electricity with windpower renewable energy credits and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production, its portfolio of recycled papers certified by Green Seal and the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) standards continues to grow along with the rest of the company.



August 9, 2012 10:57 PM by DJ Brown

Printing is still a craft. Talented designers and experienced operators make a dynamic finished product.


August 16, 2012 06:24 PM by Maigen Sawyer

I love that there are creative photos with this post!

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