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2017 Brand New Conference Program


Mirri Paper was used for the Brand New Conference held in Chicago September 2017.

"The key concept behind it was replicating the distortion effect created by the Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park, which happens to sit right behind the venue where we held the conference. " (Armin Vit, Underconsideration


"We used Mirri, probably the best reflective paper I’ve seen and to highlight such lovely paper we did a straightforward deboss of the logo on the cover to further enhance the distortion effect. Additionally, we stretched the reflective concept into the pagination of the book by splitting day one’s speakers on the left side of the book and day two’s speakers on the right side. We emphasized this by splitting the book in half with the help of extended flaps that tucked into the center spread and directed readers to the appropriate side (a video at the end illustrates this as well as showing off the high degree of reflectiveness of the paper). The layouts are “mirrored” too, so day two speakers were flush-left/rag-right and day one speakers were flush-right/rag-left. A cool thing about the Mirri stock is that it has a white back, so we were able to flood the inside front and back covers/flaps with the key blue color from the identity and a great deal of color. In the body, there is a spare use of spot gloss varnish to highlight speaker pictures and names as well as some other small details." (Armin Vit, Underconsideration)


Pantone Lists Leading Spring Colors

Pantone's 2018 Spring Colors are up and Legion has the paper to match them. We used our Ultimate Paper Selector to search by color through our thousands of papers for to find similar colors on our catalog.

Here are some papers that come close to the new trending colors for Spring 2018.



Cherry Tomato

Little Boy Blue

Chili Oil


Ultra Violet


Find more on Pantone's leading Spring Colors for 2018:

Barbara Rogers wins Legion Paper award!

"Reflections" - drawn on Stonehenge, 19" x 23" and done using an Icarus board with mostly Luminance pencils.

"Reflections" - drawn on Stonehenge, 19" x 23" and done using an Icarus board with mostly Luminance pencils.

In conjunction with the annual International Exhibition each year, Colored Pencil Society of America presents a fun-filled convention providing colored pencil artists the opportunity to network and become acquainted with other artists, attend workshops led by experienced and accomplished artists, win door prizes at the Art Gala, and enjoy a banquet to see in person the announcement and presentation of exhibition awards.

The CPSA International Exhibition is an annual juried gallery exhibition exclusively for works done in 100% colored pencil. It is held in a different city each year to provide more people the opportunity to enjoy colored pencil as a fine art medium. This year's exhibition was held at the Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland from June 10-August 6, 2017. The recognition levels included: diamond, platinum, gold, silver, and bronze. One of this year's winners was Barbara Rogers, winning the Legion Paper award for Exceptional Merit.

"Reflections of San Francisco" hanging on display. 

"Reflections of San Francisco" hanging on display. 

Barbara Rogers has always had a lifelong passion for art and has been painting for sixteen years. Her work consists of oils, colored pencils and pastels. She's been exhibited locally and won numerous awards. She is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), as well as Oil Painters of America (OPA). We congratulate Barbara on her award!

A new experimental piece recently finished by Barbara on Rising. 

A new experimental piece recently finished by Barbara on Rising