07.14.10 Association News

AAMA Southeast Region Fall Meeting to Feature Wind Engineering Facility Tour

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Southeast Region Fall Meeting will be held August 5-6 in Orlando, and will begin with a tour of the University of Florida Wind Engineering Lab in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Forrest Masters (University of South Florida) will provide demonstrations of the hurricane simulator, cyclic test chamber (AAMA 520), installation testing and shingle/tile impacts. Masters also will provide a presentation on the requirements for design pressure, as well as other new proposals that will be of interest to industry professionals.

Information on registration, accommodations, transportation and meeting materials is available at the Southeast Region Meeting web page. If there are any questions or trouble with the online registration process, please contact Kaydeen Laird, AAMA Senior Meetings Coordinator, at klaird@aamanet.org.

07.13.10 Client News

Two new AIA/CES programs address integrated façade design

“Daylighting and Integrated Façade Design” and “Understanding U-Factors” are two new, educational presentations available through the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System (AIA/CES). Each of the courses are offered as one-hour, in-person presentations to architects through several providers: Harmon, Inc.; Tubelite Inc.; Viracon, Inc.; and Wausau Window and Wall Systems.

The AIA/CES courses’ integrated façade design recommendations, project examples and training draw on the technical expertise of all of these companies. Together, they offer the design community balanced and competitive solutions to meet the energy challenges of today’s commercial and institutional buildings.

1999 K St., D.C., photo by RainerViertlböck

1999 K St., D.C., photo by RainerViertlböck

Those who attend and successfully complete the “Daylighting and Integrated Façade Design” course will learn how to:
* Identify the key variables, components, and benefits of integrated façade design
* Analyze glazing by “daylight” types
* Discover how integrated façade design can create successful daylighting with greater than 30% window-to-wall ratio using performance-based design
* Describe appropriate window size and configuration for use with sun shades and light shelves

Those attending the “Understanding U-Factors” course will be instructed in:
* Identifying five attributes affecting window U-Factor
* Employing at least three design options to improve window U-Factor
* Differentiating between National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) testing and certification processes
* Drafting non-defective specification requirements for U-Factor
* Recognizing other important, energy-related window design factors

Participants receive 1.0 Learning Unit (LU) for Health/Safety/Welfare and Sustainable Design (1.0 LU/HSW/SD) for each program. AIA-registered architects are required to earn a total of 18 LUs per calendar year to maintain their AIA membership. Of these, eight must be in Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) subjects. Sustainable Design (SD) is a subset of HSW. Four of the eight HSW LUs must meet the established SD guidelines for mandatory continuing education.

To request a presentation or other educational information, please contact:
* Harmon, one of the largest U.S. full-service building glass installation, maintenance and renovation companies, at 877-525-9566, info@harmoninc.com
* Tubelite, a leading manufacturer of architectural, extruded aluminum products with high recycled-content, at 800-866-2227, dependable@tubeliteinc.com
* Viracon, the leading fabricator of coated, high-performance architectural glass for global markets, at 800-533-2080, glass@viracon.com
* Wausau Window and Wall Systems, an industry leader in engineering window and curtainwall systems, at 877-678-2983, info@wausauwindow.com

Harmon, Inc.; Tubelite Inc.; Viracon, Inc.; and Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Inc. are part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., a publicly held, U.S. corporation.
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06.29.10 Client News

Appleton Coated challenges designers to a throwdown on U2 – “The Battle of the Finishes”
Must-have reference tool for successful paper selection

Much like adding an extra flourish to a food presentation, Appleton Coated’s “U2 Throwdown – Battle of the Finishes” demonstrates the attributes that make each finish ideal for certain types of imagery and printing applications. Showcasing the best finish for the job, Utopia Two (U2) and U2:XG Gloss, Dull, Matte, and new U2:XG Ivory Matte are featured along with the other finishes in a head-to-head comparison. In addition, a demonstration of how gloss and dull varnish, and gloss and satin aqueous coating, further affects the print outcome is included.

Encouraging audience participation, “U2 Throwdown – Battle of the Finishes” features customer “throwdowns” on the most delicious cupcakes, pizzas, and other culinary goodness throughout the country. Submissions are welcome!

06.15.10 Event News

Hamilton Wood Type announces Wayzgoose presenters and panelists, release of Matthew Carter’s typeface, 130th anniversary open house, workshop with Brad Vetter from Hatch, and more

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum presents a full calendar of activities, including the second annual Wayzgoose conference on Nov. 5-7. Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print will be the Wayzgoose’s featured presenter.

Wayzgoose traditionally was a dinner given by an apprentice to fellow workers at which the goose was the principal dish. Reflecting this spirit of camaraderie and welcoming a wider range of participants to the winter event, Hamilton Wood Type’s staff and Sherraden will be joined by David Shields of University of Texas-Austin, Nick Sherman of The Woodtyper, and Paul Gehl of the Newberry Library. The Gutenberg Museum and Tipoteca Italiana also will lead a roundtable discussion at Wayzgoose on the subject of preservation through education in letterpress.

Matthew Carter’s “Carter Latin Typeface,” designed for Hamilton Wood Type, was introduced at the 2009 Wayzgoose. The typeface was re-named in honor of Jim Van Lanen, Sr., founder of the printing museum. A digital version of “Van Lanen Latin” is available exclusively from Hamilton Wood Type through 2013.

Celebrating its 130th Anniversary of preserving, studying, producing and printing wood type, Hamilton Wood Type will host an Open House on July 3. In addition to showcasing the “Van Lanen Latin Typeface,” examples of the new Lushootseed alphabet wood font will be displayed.

Lushootseed is an endangered Native American language. Seattle-based designer Juliet Shen designed a digital font for the Tulalip Tribes and is working with Hamilton Wood Type to preserve the Lushootseed alphabet and language. Tulalip tribal schools in Washington state plan to incorporate the wood type and letterpress printing into future classroom activities.

In August, Brad Vetter of Hatch Show Print will conduct a special letterpress workshop at Hamilton Wood Type. The museum offers more than a dozen printing workshops throughout the year.

To register for these and other upcoming events, please contact Jim Moran, museum director, at 920-794-6272, jim.moran@woodtype.org, or visit http://www.woodtype.org.

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum’s upcoming activities and events include:

Matthew Carter’s “Van Lanen Latin”
Through 2013
$50.00 for a single user

Matthew Carter’s first typeface designed specifically for wood now is offered in a digital version, exclusively available from Hamilton Wood Type through 2013. “Van Lanen Latin,” named in honor of Jim Van Lanen, Sr., founder of the printing museum, was unveiled at Hamilton Wood Type’s 2009 Wayzgoose.

Look for the June feature article in Eye magazine.

Typeface DVD + Poster
$29.95 pre-order price + $4.00 shipping & handling

Kartemquin Film’s documentary film, “Typeface,” showcases the successes and challenges of Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. Directed by Justin Nagan, the one-hour documentary film is being screened around the world and now, can be purchased for individual viewing on the small screen.

Along with extra scenes, the first 1,000 DVD copies include a limited-edition poster, designed by Hamilton Wood Type’s artistic director, Bill Moran, and printed at the museum in Two Rivers, Wis.

Girls of the Globe Pin-Up Calendar Collection Continues
Through December
$50.00 for each limited edition print

Hamilton Wood Type begins printing the second-half of the year’s “Girls of the Globe.” Each month, a lovely lady from the Globe Printing plate collection is featured and her calendar page is available for sale at the Etsy store. Previous pin-ups will remain available as long as supplies last. Other limited edition prints are offered at the Etsy story and directly through Hamilton Wood Type.

Pre-Wayzgoose Workshop for Educators
November 3-4, Workshop
July 1, early bird registration
registration closes October 15 or as soon as capacity is confirmed
$125 registration fee before July 1
$150 registration fee after July 1
hotel accommodations can be made at the Lighthouse Inn

Encouraging the study and instruction of wood type and letterpress printing, Hamilton Wood Type has added a pre-conference workshop especially for educators. Representatives from the Gutenberg Museum and Tipoteca Italiana will lead and contribute to the discussions. Other participants and attendees will include professors from the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin. Watch for details.

Second Annual Wayzgoose Conference
November 5-7, Conference
July 1, early bird registration
registration closes as soon as capacity is confirmed
$125 registration fee before July 1
$150 registration fee after July 1
hotel accommodations can be made at the Lighthouse Inn

Featured activities will include:
* A presentation by Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print
* Additional presentations by David Shields of University of Texas-Austin, Nick Sherman of The Woodtyper, and Paul Gehl of the Newberry Library
* Roundtable discussion with representatives from the Gutenberg Museum and Tipoteca Italiana
* An open house and tour of the museum
* An on-site sale of limited-edition posters
* Hands-on workshops
Watch for details.

130th Anniversary Open House
July 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free

Celebrating its 130 years of preserving, studying, producing and printing wood type, Hamilton Wood Type welcomes museum volunteers, Hamilton retirees and friends of the museum. There will be type cutting demonstrations and tours throughout the day. Samples of “Van Lanen Latin” and the new Lushootseed alphabet wood font will be displayed.

Watch for details.

Lushootseed Wood Font
August

As the new academic year starts, Hamilton Wood Type will deliver the first-ever Lushootseed wood font to the Tulalip tribal schools in Washington state. Native Americans living in the area are attempting to restore this 500-year-old language to everyday use and to preserve the phonetic alphabet that was created in the 1960s.

Using a digital alphabet drawn Seattle-based designer Juliet Shen, Hamilton Wood Type cut a new wood font of the Lushootseed alphabet. Hamilton also is creating a series of instructional posters and providing tabletop letterpress printing equipment. This will allow the students to experience and “manipulate” the letterforms of their language.

Letterpress with Brad Vetter of Hatch Show Print
August 21, Workshop
July 29, registration due
registration closes as soon as capacity is confirmed
$125 registration and supplies fee
hotel accommodations can be made at the Lighthouse Inn

Originally from Louisville, Ky., Brad Vetter has spent the last five years designing and printing letterpress work at the legendary Hatch Show Print in Nashville, Tenn.

Hatch Show Print is one of the oldest continually operating letterpress shops in the country, established in 1879. Known for their iconic posters, Hatch uses their archive of wood (mostly from Hamilton) and lead type, along with images carved out of wood and linoleum to create more than 500 jobs a year. Vetter’s fresh take to letterpress and the 131-year-old archive allows him to create hip and aesthetically appropriate designs for the clients such as Anthropologie, Bike Magazine, Neko Case, Rebel Wine Co. and Wilco.

This autumn weekend workshop will be limited to 15 participants who will work side-by-side with one of the world’s premier letterpress printers and designers. Previous printing experience is helpful buy not required.

Other activities and events featuring Hamilton Wood Type’s leaders and volunteers include:

“Typeface” The Movie
July 3, Trondheim – Norway premiere
July 6, Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia, S.C. –South Carolina premiere

Kartemquin Film’s “Typeface” documentary showcases the successes and challenges facing Hamilton Wood Type. Directed by Justin Nagan, the one-hour film is being shown throughout the year and throughout the world.

Representatives from Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum occasionally join the filmmakers for panel discussion. Limited-edition posters, designed by Purdue University’s Dennis Ichiyama, were printed at Hamilton and are available for sale through Kartemquin’s “Typeface” online store.

Bill Moran at The Gutenberg Museum
Through September 30
Exhibition at the Druckladen: Letterbugs and Other Insects

Hamilton Wood Type’s artistic director, Bill Moran, traveled to one of the oldest museums of printing in the world – The Gutenberg Museum in Germany. As a featured guest of the museum, Moran conducted printmaking and wood type workshops, developed his children’s book featuring his typographic insects, and exhibited posters of his “big type bugs.”

About Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum
Hamilton Wood Type began producing type in 1880 and within 20 years became the largest provider in the United States. Today, volunteers of the Two Rivers Historical Society preserve this legacy and host educational demonstrations, field trips, workshops and offer opportunities with this vast wood type collection. The museum also illustrates antique printing technologies including the production of hot metal type, hand-operated printing presses, tools of the craft and rare type specimen catalogs.

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is located at 1619 Jefferson St., Two Rivers, WI 54241. In addition to the special events, the museum is open from May to October, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. Those planning to visit during these normal hours of operation are encouraged to call ahead, 920-794-6272.
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06.08.10 Association News

AAMA Announces Five Scholarship Award Winners

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) celebrates 10 years of furthering the careers and educations of students pursuing a degree related to the building products industry by awarding five scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies. This is the ninth consecutive year that these scholarships have been awarded. The scholarship award winners were announced at the 2010 AAMA National Summer Conference, held June 6-9 in Oak Brook (Chicago), Ill.

“We’re proud to recognize many accomplished students each year who have worked hard to achieve their educational goals in pursuit of a career in architecture, engineering and related fields,” stated Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO. “There is great value in supporting these students at a formative time in their education so that they can later make important contributions through their work in the building products industry.”

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the program, past winners were recognized during the association’s National Summer Conference. Past scholarship winners are now working in a variety of fields including construction management, architecture, medicine and engineering.

The AAMA Scholarship Program offers families of employees of AAMA member companies the opportunity to obtain financial aid for higher education in pursuit of a degree in an engineering or technical field relating to the building products industry. The scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000. Applicants are judged on grade point average, college entrance exam scores, and a 500-word essay. Eligible candidates must be high school seniors or college students, who are children of employees of AAMA member companies in good standing.

In addition to these national awards, AAMA member companies have the opportunity to participate in the Scholarship Partner Program in conjunction with the AAMA Scholarship Program to provide a scholarship opportunity for children of their own employees.

For more information on AAMA Scholarship Programs, contact Evy Lipecka, AAMA membership coordinator.

A full news release announcing all of the 2010 scholarship recipients is available online at AAMA’s online news room.

06.06.10 Client News

Appleton Coated calls for entries in U360 Competition

Appleton Coated now is accepting entries to the U360 Design Competition for 2011. Winning selections will recognize the effective, creative role that print communication plays in marketing mix.

“As the name suggests, ‘360’ reflects an ‘all around’ assessment. From idea definition to creative expression and purposeful execution — U360 will honor the beginning, middle and end of the design process,” says Phil Cavalier, vice president of marketing at Appleton Coated. “Entries will be judged by a panel of design experts in strategy, design, and print production, providing a full-circle view on what makes great print.”

There is no cost to enter. Submissions must be printed all, or in part, on Utopia and/or Curious Collection, accompanied by a completed entry form, produced in 2010, and postmarked no later than Dec. 10, 2010. For detailed instructions on the U360 Competition and an online entry form, please visit www.utopiapaper.com’s U360 section.

The 2011 winners will be announced next Spring and featured in a showbook distributed throughout North America, on the Appleton Coated website and in other marketing communications
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06.04.10 Client News

Appleton Coated names winners in U360 Competition

Appleton Coated announces the winning entries to the U360 Competition for 2010, which are printed all, or in part, on Utopia and/or Curious Collection papers. An online gallery of winners can be found at www.utopiapaper.com, in the U360 section.

“These selections recognize the effective, creative role that print communication plays in marketing mix,” says Phil Cavalier, vice president of marketing at Appleton Coated. “As the name suggests, ‘360’ reflects an ‘all around’ assessment — from concept and writing, imagery and design, and finally, quality of print and bindery execution.”

Special honors are awarded for:
* Best of Show — “37 or So Ingredients” for Dwight Eschliman; designed by Tar Studio, San Francisco; printed by Paragraphics, San Rafael, Calif.
* Design Excellence Award & Print Excellence Award — “JWT TicToc – A Collection of JWT Work;” designed by JWT, New York and The Map Office, New York; printed by Diversified Graphics, a Bolger Company, Minneapolis
* Communication Excellence Award — “Iconologic Self Promotion;” designed by Iconologic, Atlanta; printed by Elanders USA, Acworth, Ga.

The 2010 winning entries are:
* “The Parsons Fashion Design Look Book;” designed by Parsons The New School For Design, New York; printed by Van Lanen Inc., Green Bay, Wis.
* “Madewell Fall 2009 Look Book;” designed by Madewell, New York; printed by Datagraphic, Hempstead, N.Y.
* “Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth;” designed by Faust Associates, Riverside, Ill.; printed by Graphic Arts Studio Inc., Lake Barrington, Ill.
* “Museum of Arts and Design Collections Handbook;” designed by Pentagram Design Inc., New York; printed by Finlay Printing, Bloomfield, Conn.
* “Jordan Yellow Look Book;” designed by Jordan Brand, a division of Nike, Inc., Beaverton, Ore.; printed by Premier Press, Portland, Ore.
* “Concord Music-Creedence Clearwater Revival: The Singles Collection” for Rare Cool Stuff; designed by Geoff Gans, Los Angeles; printed by Primary Color, El Segundo, Calif.
* “Timberland Boot Company Brochure;” designed by Timberland, Stratham, N.H.; printed by UniGraphic, Woburn, Mass.
* “Barbara Barry Catalog;” designed by Pilot, Palisades, N.Y.; printed by GLS, St. Paul, Minn.
*  “Reach” for Kevin White; designed by The Steinhauser Group, Minneapolis; printed by The John Roberts Company, Coon Rapids, Minn.
* “Minotaur Limited Edition” for the Pixies; designed by V23; printed by DV8, Los Angeles

Entries receiving regional recognition include:
* Midwest — “Jaume Plensa Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park;” designed by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Mich.; printed by Foremost Graphics, Grand Rapids Mich.
* West — “Diamond Foods Inc. 2009 Annual Report;” designed by Curran & Connors, San Bruno, Calif.; printed by Color Graphics, San Francisco
* South Central — “Miami University Middletown 2008/2009 Annual Review;” designed by Miami University Middletown, Middletown, Ohio; printed by Mound Printing, Miamisburg, Ohio
* Northeast — “Timberland Men’s/Women’s Company Brochure;” designed by Timberland, Stratham, N.H.; printed by UniGraphic, Woburn, Mass.

The U360 Competition was judged in January 2010 by members of the Appleton Coated Design Council:
* Justin Ahrens, principal of Rule29 in Geneva, Ill.;
* Lynda Decker, owner and principal of Decker Design Inc. in New York;
* David Kohler, owner and executive creative director of OTTO in New York;
* Bill Thorburn, founding principal of The Thorburn Group in Minneapolis;
* Kathleen Turaski, co-founder and principal of Resonance Marketing in Decatur, Ga.; and
* Bryan Peterson, owner and principal of Peterson Ray & Company in Dallas.
Lori Carrabba, print production professional in Peapack, N.J., (former executive vice president of Ogilvy HealthWorld in New York) joined the judging process to focus on the award for best in print execution. A photo gallery of the judging can be viewed by clicking here.

For more information about the U360 Competition, Utopia and Curious Collection, visit http://www.appletoncoated.com and http://www.curiouspapers.com.
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