Read our feature in the April issue of ‘Capital at Play, Western North Carolina’s Free Spirit of Enterprise”. Big thanks to Fred Mills, Managing Editor and the whole editorial team at Capital at Play. https://www.capitalatplay.com/p-is-for-productive/

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We love us some design, some outdoors, some music & mountain biking. Not necessarily in that order. It’s part of why we started our outdoor creative brand CRANK goods – (shameless plug). We came up with these fun, new illustrations and designs in hopes to raise awareness (and money for the trails) for Lake Hickory…

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At The Silent P, we’ve always loved neon signage and neon art in general. 10 SECONDS is a short film about work and happiness, and shares a bit of Mike Heist’s thoughts and insight into the amazing process of hand-made neon signage. The Pressure designed the sign as a component of event branding for the…

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“People are amazed by what designers could once do with their hands” Enjoy the official trailer for “Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production.” – a film that graphic designer and tutor Briar Levit has directed, a film on traditional, handcrafted typesetting. Graphic Means (Official Trailer) from Briar Levit on Vimeo.

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Our homage to one of the greats in the craft of graphic design…Massimo Vignelli died today at 83. “Inspiration Never Dies” is our nod, the rest are quotes of Mr. Vignelli’s. // Click on each image to enlarge // @Pfahlert Creative Labs, 2014   

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The Silent P has been… a bit TOO silent. The reason for the lack of updates is a great one though: WE ARE BUSIER THAN A ONE-ARMED MAN AT A HIGH FIVING CONTEST (clap sounds). So, to bring you up to speed (of sorts), here’s a partial list of some of the projects that have…

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Bit of a re-post here: Highly recommend this video of the making of Gilian Welch’s latest release “The Harrow & The Harvest”. You really appreciate the work & process involved in making something unique and special. Let’s repeat that: You really appreciate the work & process involved in making something unique and special. Windmill presses, Ink,…

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Kinda love this quote from the well known graphic designer Paul Rand. So much so that I think it will make a great art print…what do you think? You can read our entry about the now infamous story here. Here’s what we’re thinking: Two color print: White ink // Silver Metallic ink on French Paper…

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Nice short article about good poster design by GoMediazine.com. 100 samples show: Our poster for Wilco’s Savannah show is in there among some great samples from talented artists and designers. They also try to answer the question “What is a great poster?” Enjoy!

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One of our favorite music clients and bands asked us to help create a complete poster series for “Wilco’s Incredible Shrinking Tour of Chicago”. Five dates, five different venues in Chicago. The deadline to accomplish the project was insane, to say the least. With help from some of our friends (you know who you are),…

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