Ink
This project is not about one weekend in Denver. It is about the work we do every day. Our lives, our people and our livelihood. It is about a photographer's family living a new life where a mega-city climbs out of the desert (pg. 12-15). It is about how we make our mothers proud, no matter what they think we do (pg. 32-33). It is about pushing our craft into tomorrow (pg. 8-9) and turning science fiction into reality (pg. 24-25).

This project is not for your coffee table. It is philosophical and analytical and meant to be read. It debates design as a system as opposed to a sensibility (pg. 28-29). It compares newspaper prose to a Canterbury Tale—in rhetorical terms (pg. 18-19). It shows us that we can democratize print publishing (pg. 6-7).

This project is not anti-digital. It is pro-print. It is physical and tactile. You can smell the ink. You can touch the paper and get your fingers dirty. Then you can cut it up and glue it back together (pg. 34-35).

This project was not a solo act. It was a collaborative effort. We asked a lot of favors and we owe many people thanks. Please, if you see any of our contributors (look right) give them a hug and a high-five. None of this would be possible without them.

This project will not answer all of your questions or provide all the solutions to our industry's challenges. But, it should give you the inspiration to go out and find some on your own or maybe ask your #snddenver colleagues for a little help, like we did.

Print is not dead. It lives in our schools (pg. 22-23). It pumps through our veins (pg. 20-21). It gets stronger with every touch (pg. 4-5). And this weekend it flourished in Denver. See for yourself.

— The editors.
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