Paper Inspiration: Alphabet Flash Cards

PaperSpecs features Legion's Alphabet Flash Cards in their latest Paper Inspiration Videos. 

From the concept to the collaboration of many talented designers involved, this year’s gift entitled “S is for Stationery” is truly inspired.


Strathmore Preserved



The Daily Heller reports on the incredible archive of Strathmore Paper that was almost forgotten. 

Mohawk Paper Mills in Cohoes, New York acquired the Strathmore brand in 2005, and their incredible archive came with the acquisition. Yet it was virtually hidden in a Mohawk warehouse until late 2013, when according to Mohawk creative director Chris Harrold, “we finally dug in to the six pallets of material.” Up to that point, the archive had been forgotten and was almost thrown out.

Read more about the history of Stathmore from the Daily Heller to discover the riches of the parallel tracks that both Mohawk and Monotype are following regarding the history of type and paper!

Legion Paper now stocks Strathmore Pure Cotton. Be sure to get your sample pack here!


Street Art on Coventry Rag at Modern Multiples

Modern Multiples presents their new Street Art featuring over 80 different limited edition serigraphs from over 10 graffiti and street artists, such as Chaz Bojorquez, Gajin Fujita, Speedy Graphito, Defer, and Saber. Modern Multiples is a fine art printmaking studio specializing in serigraphs and digital giclees. They collaborate with a wide array of contemporary artists and designers to create unique and highly collectible works of art.  Each production is unique in its progression through the different levels of involvement and participation of the artist and publisher. Creating a Street Art Section is a way of celebrating independence and the Freedom of Artistic Expression. 

Many of the Street Art prints are done on Coventry Rag 320gsm including the image to the left, Defer "Treading on a Tiger's Tail". Coventry is internally sized with a modest amount of surface sizing so while it’s predominantly used for serigraphy, it’s also making a great choice for fine art offset lithography. 


Discover more or purchase Modern Multiples Street Art here!


Do You Yupo?

"YUPO is a “non-traditional” surface for watercolorists to create  unique and exciting art.

Developed in Japan for commercial uses such as for billboards, large signs, posters, and broad scale marketing, it is not technically “paper”. YUPO is made of polypropylene, very tough, impossible to tear, usable on both sides, and “waterproof”. There is a rumor that YUPO's creators are quite intrigued and amused that Watercolor artists in America and beyond are successfully using it by applying water to a “waterproof” surface!

Painting on YUPO is an adventure---it is the most “free” surface possible- and any watercolor technique works on it, such as wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush on dry surface, “special effects” like the use of salt or alcohol, glazing and lifting. If an artist doesn't like what s/he has painted, they can simply wash with water and start over!

As the pigments are laid down, they tend to flow on their own across the surface, mergingwith and repelling each other, depending on the amount of water used. It is quite

Artists will find that colors are more brilliant on YUPO than on traditional papers and mixing pigments right on the surface creates some exciting results. Once the painting is finished and signed, sealing it with two light coats of matte acrylic spray creates a permanent indestructible surface."

- Annie Murphy Springer 

Visit Annie's Gallery or contact Annie at to discover more of her YUPO experience! 



Movie Posters Made with Fine Art Paper

Spanish design studio, Atipo, creates Papeles de cine, movie posters made with some of our most popular fine art papers we represent. Discover more "papers for characters" here.

Alien made with Colorplan Stone and Bright Red 

Jaws made with Curious Cosmic 

The Bridge on the River Kwai made with Savanna Limba

Frankenstein made with Curious Skin