Featured Photographer: LUCIANA PAMPALONE

3-Piece Portfolio and Slipcase built by Mullenberg Designs for Photographer Luciana Pampalone.

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Featured Artist: Shoshannah White

Long-time friend and Maine-based Artist Shoshannah White came to us for a presentation solution for her encaustic works. Scott came up with this altered 2-Piece Clamshell Box to add a professional finishing touch to her fine art presentation.

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Photographer Feature: Tom M Johnson

We are pleased to share this Pittsburg Story by Photographer Tom M Johnson. Thank you Tom!

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One the perks of being a portrait photographer is I get to meet a spectrum of personalities.  On somewhat of an extreme of this spectrum sits Alexi Morrissey. I met Alexi while setting up a shoot and he was delivering Millies Homemade Ice Cream to their parlor in Shadyside; one of the many odd jobs Alexi has done over the years to support his life and art.  Alexi is a large man with an equally large voice with intense light blue eyes to match, and to coin a phrase, he has a personality larger than life, or as he says “there is a performative aspect to his personality.” When I feel it appropriate I’ll toss out an irreverent comment to a complete stranger.  Most don’t get it and regard me suspiciously, not Alexi.  He took my serve and swatted it right back. So hard in fact, it was game, set, and match on just one volley.  In Pittsburgh it’s easy, sometimes too easy, to run into people you know.  It turns out that, as do I, Alexi likes to visit Commonplace Coffee on the north side, and from there, a friendship developed.

Graduate school in sculpture at Carnegie Mellon University is what brought Alexi to Pittsburgh 24 years ago.  However, in the metaphorical sense, Alexi believes he was born here. He arrived with no identity and for that matter in the early nineties neither did Pittsburgh.  He told me that “the smoked city, the steel city, the mill town was gone.” Pittsburgh was essentially dormant.  And according to Alexi, and I intend to agree, that Pittsburgh remains a city without a contemporary identity.  It’s in flux.  And because Pittsburgh was and remains in flux, Alexi finds the city a perfect place to thrive.  He says, “Pittsburgh made me who I am by virtue of not knowing what it is.”  

I admire Alexi for embracing the life of a bohemian artist, a life that’s cool when you’re 23, but not so cool when you’re 47 with two kids. Currently Alexi is working on a project titled “Have You Seen Me?”   It is a collection of porcelain vases shaped in milk bottle form that transport the iconic 1980s era “kid on the milk carton” missing person campaign back in time to specific African societies during the Atlantic Slave Trade.  The alternate reality memorializes real people kidnapped and captured into slavery.  As well, Alexi, a guitar player, leads a band, Old Money, Jesus: that plays Gothpel (not Gospel) music.  He proudly admits that he does not have an expertise in any one art form, nor does he have a specific craft or a specialty.  What’s paramount to Alexi is to use whatever medium to express “the idea,” and with the idea use whatever material and support of colleagues to manifest the idea.  When he was an undergraduate at the Kansas City Art Institute of Sculpture his teacher and mentor told his students, “There is the jack of all the trades and master of none, but we are, and how Alexi Morrissey prefers to define himself, “The Master of Jack!”

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Full-case Portfolio with Slipcase built by Mullenberg Designs

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Aristo Studios: Photographer Presentation Package

Aristo Studios went all out for their Portfolio Presentation with a Full-case Portfolio and Slipcase, an accompanying Print Folio and an iPad Presentation Case. Crisp, clean and sophisticated these structures pair well with the mouth-watering photography of Aristo Studios.

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Full-Case Print Portfolio with Slipcase

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Print Folio Folder and iPad Presentation Case

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Mushaboom Design: Textile Print Portfolio

Barry Roode of Mushaboom Design contacted us at Mullenberg Designs for a special project. He needed a branded portfolio to showcase his gorgeous textile prints. We built out this custom structure just for him!

Textile Design Print Portfolio

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Sneak a peek at Mushaboom’s gorgeous collection of textile prints!

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Featured Artist: Rose Marasco #Maine

Prolific Maine Artist: Rose Marasco came to Mullenberg Designs to build a house for her Photographic series: New York City Pinhole. Energetic and haunting these pinhole photographs capture the perpetual movement of the city.Screen Shot 2017-12-12 at 12.43.28 PMWe built Rose a 2-Piece Clamshell Presentation Box with a 2 -fabric cover to house this special collection of photographic prints.Artist-Rose-Marasco_Clamshell-presentation-built-by-Mullenberg-Designs_01Screen Shot 2017-12-12 at 1.05.34 PMArtist-Rose-Marasco_Clamshell-presentation-built-by-Mullenberg-Designs_02Screen Shot 2017-12-12 at 1.05.59 PMArtist-Rose-Marasco_Clamshell-presentation-built-by-Mullenberg-Designs_03

See more of Rose Marasco’s work on her website: rosemarasco.com

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Featured Artist: Tanja Hollander #Maine

Maine-based Artist Tanja Hollander came to Mullenberg Designs to build a run of custom-branded Slipcases for her recently released book, Are You Really My Friend?. The book accompanies her current exhibition at MASS MoCA of the same title. The exhibition will be on view through February 11, 2018.

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Custom-built Slipcases for Artist’s Books

Excerpt from MASS MoCA about, Are You Really My Friend?… “In 2011, Maine-based photographer Tanja Alexia Hollander set out to differentiate the actual from the virtual by photographing all 626 of her Facebook friends. Since then, she has traveled across the globe, setting up in-person meetings in her friends’ homes to discover the ways in which friendship is defined, and how permission is granted into one’s private — yet also very public — online life. Through this project, the artist has been able to take the virtual out of friendship.”

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-Read More about Tanja’s Exhibition at MASS MoCA: http://wamc.org/post/artist-tanja-hollander-explores-friendship-and-connection-21st-century.

You can purchase a copy of Tanja’s book, Are you Really My Friend? at tanjahollander.com.

Angela Webb / TX / Photographer

Full-Case Portfolio built by Mullenberg Designs for Photographer Angela Webb

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Photographer Clay Cook: Inside a Print Portfolio

We are pleased to share this blog post and video by Photographer Clay Cook. See one of our print portfolios in action and get the inside scoop on the portfolio design process from a professional photographer. Thank you Clay!

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Read more on Clay’s Blog: https://www.clay-cook.com/blog/a-look-into-my-book.

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