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The Olympics: 90 Years of Branding

The modern Olympics began in 1896 as a way to convey the spirit of their classical counterparts from ancient Greek times. Only fourteen nations participated in those games that were held in Athens, Greece—mostly European states along with the United States, Australia, and Chile. Since 1896, the games have been played every four years with the exception of cancellations in 1916, 1940, and 1944 due to the first and second world wars. By the 2012 London games, the number of particpating nations had increased to 204. The winter and summer games now occur with two year gaps.

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Blue: Color and Concept at the Beinecke

The Beinecke Spring Exhibition, Blue: Color and Concept tracks the color, mood, music, and ideas associated with “blue” across the Beinecke’s collections to reveal a rich network of associations. The exhibition will be on display from Saturday, January 18, 2014 to Saturday, April 19, 2014. The weekly “Mondays at Beinecke” talk and tea on February 3, 2014 will include a talk by Nancy Kuhl, curator for poetry of the Yale Collection of American Literature on the subject matter of the exhibition. For more information click here. 

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Of Design and the Super Bowl - logos 1966 to 2014

An event as iconic as the Super Bowl is best known because of its branding. Nothing is as well recognized across the country as the words “Super Bowl” followed by roman numerals.Since 1966, the roman numerals have been treated with the local flare of the host city (such as the Art Deco font used for the 1998 Super Bowl hosted in Miami).

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Share Your Heart: February Fundraiser Sponsored by YPPS

Tickets will be available at YPPS from February 3 through February 28. Please contact Mable Thorne or Lynne Reichenthal for more information.

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Super Bowl and Design (IN PROGRESS)

The Super Bowl is arguably the most watched sporting event in America. Branding has been a crucial aspect of the success of 

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YTV Covers YPPS 25th

In 1988, Yale Printing and Publishing Services began offering its services to a campus that communicated through paper and ink.  25 years of technological change later, YPPS has expanded its services to continue supporting Yale students and faculty.  Caroline Pringle and Britta Hjelm of YTV bring you more.

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This Week at YPPS

This week we continued to produce some great products for Yale!We had the pleasure of printing and mailing over 13,000 staff W-2’s along with handling Development’s 18,000 graduate school contribution cards.In the world of dinosaurs, we were able to assist paleontologists who will be attending the 10th Annual North American Paleontological Convention. Five hundred of these perfect bound books are setting sail for the event in Gainesville.   

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Introducing the YPPS Stock Book

Yale Printing & Publishing Services has launched a new stock book. The YPPS stock book contains over 80 varieties of our in-house papers to choose form. It also provides the paper weights, colors, dimensions, sustainable profiles, and more.We hope that this will assist our customers when important printing decisions need to be made that can include postcards, flyers, invitations, and business cards. This book is free and available to any of our customers!

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Projects Around YPPS

With a new year, Yale Printing & Publishing Services has hit the ground running. Last week some important jobs were being finished before their delivery across campus. Over 300 Yale Law binders were hand inserted with color pages. These are personalized in an on-demand process for the Law School and get packed with a custom Snuggie before they got sent out to the incoming accepted Law students.Yale’s School of Forestry produced 750 of their annual color calendars to be mailed to their personalized recipient list.

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Bidding Farewell to Rollins Fellow Chika Ota

Chika Ota ‘11 completed her tenure as the Rollins Fellow for the Office of the University Printer at the end of 2013. Among her many contributions to print culture at Yale were President Levin’s send-off book, Peter Salovey’s inauguration and countless other endeavors to convey Yale’s message through design.

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