Designing gifts for your clients is a unique opportunity to demonstrate the full range of your studio’s creativity - and they make you look pretty generous, too. Sidestepping the tsunami of gifts around Christmas and New Year’s, REACTOR celebrated its 13th year in business last year with this fantastic package of goodies delivered to clients at a most unusual time of year.
If you had to distill the essence of your company into artwork that could fit on a single dollar bill, what would it look like? More importantly, what paper and printing techniques would you use? This was the challenge Legion Paper set 32 designers and exhibitors at this year’s National Stationery Show, with the goal of using the resulting “cash” to drive traffic to the companies’ booths.
After spending a good two months putting together the next issue of PaperSpecs Magazine that is dedicated to embossing, I thought I had seen just about everything that can be done to add a third-dimension to print. That is until I came face to face with a colorful menagerie that suggested I think again. The Junglendar 2017 calendar is a set of 12 sheets - one for each month of the year - that, through tent folds and notch-alignments, come together to form stunning 3D animals.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".