Our Month In Review: April 2012

This post was published and formated for an old version of the blog.

One of the new features here at the Jakprints blog is the monthly wrap up. We understand that you get busy and you may not have the time to hang on every word we type, so here’s a recap of all the awesomeness you may have missed in a tidy package just for you.

Graphic Design Round Table – Typography

One of our favorite posts of the month featured a handful of very talented and accomplished graphic designers sharing their two cents about the current state of typography. Click here to read what Jeff Finley, OKPants, Brian Jasinski and Ted Barnes had to say.

Lake Erie Monster – Horror Comic

We started the month off with a feature about John G and Jake Kelley’s new Cleveland based horror comic The Lake Erie Monster. We were there for their release party at Blue Arrow Records. Check out the video we put together highlighting the creation and release of The Lake Erie Monster and see the original blog post with pics from the event here.

Rock Hall Fever

With all the deserved hype and coverage surrounding the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony earlier this month, we got in on the action and put a slightly different spin on the festivities in Cleveland. Read our Ten Bizarre Things About Rock Hall Induction Week In Cleveland.

We Announced Our Newest Green Initiative

Being environmentally responsible is something we’re quite proud of. To us, being green isn’t just a marketing angle, we’re always looking for new ways to improve our eco-friendly practices. That’s why on Earth Day we announced that we plant a tree for every order placed! Read all the details here – Jakprints Plants One Tree With Every Order.

Building the Animal Builder

Read this cool story about how Jakprints helped author Kate Schrute bring her ideas to life.  The Animal Builder is a colorful, inquisitive book about a giant anteater who creates animals out of things he finds in nature.

Concert and Movie Posters

Two posts this month featured some inspirational designs in both the music and film world. We put together a gallery of minimalist movie posters including Reservoir Dogs, The Usual Suspects and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Check out the original post Design Spotlight – Minimalist Movie Posters. We also found a great collection of concert poster art at the GoMedia blog. View our highlights  – Concert Posters – Text, Fonts and Rock & Roll.

Jakprints at The Green Dream

Jakprints returned to The Green Dream again this year. The Green Dream is Ohio’s largest eco-friendly expo and it’s put on by teens at Beachwood High School! Check it out. 

Jakprints Spotlight – Emma White

And last but certainly not least, we learned a little more about Emma White in Customer Service & Sales for this month’s Jakprints Employee Spotlight.


Well that’s it for this month. Keep checking back for new content, and if there’s anything you’d like to see featured or talked about, please let us know!

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