Even if you don't love letterpress (who doesn't love letterpress?), you'll want to get behind this teen mentoring initiative, School: By Design, which pairs designers with high school students in a 6-week program to "redesign their school." The most innovative project created during the program receives a $10,000 award for implementation.
To support the School: by Design, 25 leading letterpress printers each created 50 limited edition notebooks with Loop paper donated by Mohawk. They are being sold on a special storefront on Felt & Wire Shop. 100% of the proceeds benefit the kids. Make your way over and check out the goods.
Valerie Casey is a globally recognized designer and innovator. She works with organizations on challenges ranging from creating new products and services, to transforming organizational processes and behaviors. Before starting her own practice, Necessary Projects, in San Francisco, she held executive leadership positions at IDEO, frog, and Pentagram. Casey is the founder of the Designers Accord, the global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive sustainable impact. Casey was named a â€œGuruâ€ of the year by Fortune magazine, a â€œHero of the Environmentâ€ by Time magazine, a â€œMaster of Designâ€ by Fast Company, and one of the â€œWorldâ€™s Most Influential Designersâ€ by BusinessWeek. The World Economic Forum has honored Casey as a â€œYoung Global Leader.â€