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Hope to CEU Wednesday

January has plowed (yes, pun intended) by with not one, but two deep plunges into the polar vortex (scratch that – number three is in our midst as I type this sentence).  If you have come through unscathed, we are happy to report, it’s not too late to sign up…

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New Year’s Print Resolutions

Who doesn’t love New Year’s? Flip the calendar, shake off the noise makers and straight ahead is a fresh start. It also means list after list after list of resolutions are making the rounds from friends, relatives and perfect strangers.

Cushing is guilty as well!

At our River North office, print is…

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Step & Repeats We Would Like to See


A Step & What?

A Step & Repeat displays one or more logos (or images) in a “step” or alternating diagonal

pattern. Celebrities pose in front of them while the paparazzi do their job. Funny thing is they are hitting the mainstream and you can see these banners complementing corporate parties and…

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Print Connection

There was a wonderful woman’s dress shop on Michigan Avenue in the eighties called Forgotten Women.  They carried beautifully made clothes by national and local designers, and once a year I would treat myself to a GREAT dress or suit with the excuse that I needed to keep my professional…

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