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.
You want to wish your clients well for the holidays and the new year but you need something more impressive than a holiday card—something they will want to keep around all year long. This week, PaperSpecsGallery.com calls attention to a 2014 Year Planner designed by Glasgow, Scotland-based designer Kerr Vernon of KVGD.
For this calendar, Vernon gave his clients something visually pleasing and eminently useful. The year planner/wall calendar/poster features old handset type, letterpress printing combined with offset, and eminently touchable stock...all the elements that make it worth keeping.
The calendar was produced by Andersons Printers in Glasgow, Scotland. The paper used for this project was Paperback Cairn Straw.
Click on the YouTube video below to view the 2014 calendar: