Monday, December 20, 2010

52 Weeks 52 Works 2011 Now Available

The 9th edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works 2011 is now available. To obtain a copy please fill out the Contact Form. To view this calendar and previous year's calendars, or to access a submission form for the 2012 calendar please visit the new 52 Works 52 Weeks page on our website.

52 Weeks 52 Works is a weekly desk planner featuring artwork from Northeast Ohio artists. The collection represented ranges from sculpture to painting, photography to ceramics (professional, student and amateur artwork showcased). The introductory pages act as a “corporate capabilities brochure” highlighting AGC’s various marketing and print related services.

This calendar seeks to demonstrate the power of expressing ideas effectively through print and how innovative, forward-thinking individuals and groups can draw on each other’s expertise to make a bigger difference together.

AGC believes in the talent of our region and the impact “buying local” can have on the vitality of our economy. The 9th publication of 52 Weeks 52 Works seeks to showcase two of our local assets: Northeast Ohio’s dynamic creative community and the myriad of marketing and print related services AGC provides to over 150 local businesses, non profit organizations and educational institutions.

Through our unique efforts, AGC has stayed committed to the renewable print medium and its potential to make a difference in people’s lives while demonstrating how environmental issues can be proactively addressed.

To learn more about production, distribution or personalizing this calendar for your business please contact Candice Champion or call 216-661-2550.

I Am a Printer

Thought provoking poem regarding the history and power of the printed page:

I Am a Printer
By Frank Romano

I have been around for 560 years
I invented the Renaissance and caused the Reformation
I have recorded war and peace

My pamphlets and documents created America
I take ideas and information and make them tangible
I print lofty Bibles and lowly forms

I am a printer

I help you promote and inform and entertain
My catalogs and direct mail are a spur to action
Like calling, clicking, or visiting
I communicate your brand and facilitate your marketing

I am a printer

I preserve and protect your most precious memories
My greeting cards say what you feel
My photo books are your families' legacies
Freedom of the press began with me
I am still the reasoned and reliable history of our times

I am a printer

I put ink on paper and plastic and other materials
I produce packages and publications and products
My business is an extension of your business
Print and paper will transcend the digital age
Because print gets attention

Print is not a momentary image on a screen
You feel print in your hand even fleetingly
And that is its power: it moves you without moving

I am a printer

My industry and I care about the environment
I deal with responsible paper and ink suppliers
I recycle and conserve and reduce waste
I am your partner in progress

I am your printer

-Frank Romano

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