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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. 

 

Auction Napa Valley Invitation (Includes Video)

 
In this week's video, PaperSpecsGallery.com questions why you can't have fun while doing some good in the world? Designers Michael Osborne and Alice Koswara of MODSF took their lead from this attitude and created an elegant invitation with a modern twist for the Auction Napa Valley event.

The event invitation features classical typography, and gold foil stamping, then offers a modern twist, with a vibrant green envelope and orange cover. The French fold gives the piece doubled thickness, and the angled diecut gives it a unique shape.

The invitation was printed by Advanced Printing in Pleasanton, CA, and the paper used was: Neenah Paper Esse, Royal Sundance and Classic Crest.

Click on the video below to view the invitation:

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