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Sabine Lenz

Making the Grade

By Sabine Lenz

About Sabine

Sabine Lenz is the founder of PaperSpecs.com, the first online paper database and community specifically designed for paper specifiers.

Growing up in Germany, Sabine started her design career in Frankfurt, before moving to Australia and then the United States. She has worked on design projects ranging from corporate identities to major road shows and product launches. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her list of clients included Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Deutsche Bank, IBM and KPMG.

Seeing designers struggle worldwide to stay current with new papers and paper trends inspired Sabine to create PaperSpecs, an independent and comprehensive Web-based paper database and weekly e-newsletter. She is also a speaker on paper issues and the paper industry. Some refer to her lovingly as the "paper queen" who combines her passion for this wonderful substrate called paper with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge. 

 

2013 Typography Calendar (Video)

 
The design team at Studio Hinrichs asked 12 leading designers—all of whom are members of the prestigious AGI—to choose a favorite font to be included on the firm's 2013 Typography calendar. The result was some less common type faces—no Comic Sans or Helvetica in sight!

The cover of the calendar displays "365" in large red scribble (which makes the cover pop). Inside the calendar, the birthdays of the designers are marked so that their clients can drop them a line. What makes this piece also stand out, is that you can actually write on the paper—which is an aspect that often gets overlooked. The calendar comes in two sizes—one designed for the desktop and one for the large typography lover in us all.

The 2013 Typography calendar was printed by Blanchette Press in Vancouver, Canada; and the paper used was Sappi Fine Paper, McCoy Matte.

Click on the video below to view the calendar:


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