Side bar blog archive

Featured article
10 July 2019

It turns out that scientists have discovered a mathematical order to the crumpling of paper, which is predictable and relatively simple. This past November, in his research paper... Read More

Add to My Library

I think I would have liked Herr Riepl. In our publication, Print &, Sappi provided insight from a number of research studies on media convergence by exploring consumer behavior, push/pull marketing, augmented reality and the importance of tactile...

Add to Library 

According to the American Booksellers Association (ABA), from 2009 to 2015, the number of independent ABA member bookstores has increased by 27%. Sales at independent bookstores are outpacing the growth of book sales in general. In January 2016, the ABA...

Add to Library 

Not only does our sense of touch tell us about the physical world, it’s also the interface through which we talk back. The action of touch is reciprocal—you can’t touch without being touched. We use it constantly to communicate, and interpersonal...

Add to Library 

The results of Harlow’s study suggested that touch is not only the basis for a healthy emotional life, but also for a healthy physical life and that there is a lot more to the Mother-Child relationship than food. Dr. David Eagleman shares the very human...

Add to Library 

So why have our hands taken so much of our brain’s real estate? Scientists, philosophers and other students of the human experience say that the hand is an extension of the mind. Or more succinctly, as Immanuel Kant posited, “the hand is the visible...

Add to Library 

As many of you may know, the Didot family was to printing, publishing and typography as the Bach family was to music: successive generations of artistic geniuses who dominated their field for more than 200 years. Jules Didot's father, Pierre Didot,...

Add to Library 

Haptic Brain, Haptic Brand: A Communicator’s Guide to the Neuroscience of Touch, launched by Sappi North America in 2015, features images adapted from these classics. To create the images for the publication, the Houston-based design firm, Rigsby Hull,...

Add to Library 

Gulp! 500 million. That was a shock to me. I immediately thought it would all go to digital. But as the commentator continued, it turns out that it will mostly go to Television--another surprise. The commentator asked if that was happening because the...

Add to Library 

Gulp. Forever. You can imagine how thrilled I was to hear a group of millennials back a position on paper. It made my heart sing. Their thoughts, as shared, were: what you see and experience on the internet is of the moment. You see it, you consume it,...

Add to Library 

Pages