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  • Breaking bread with our client
  • Real type, all the time
  • DAM good news
  • Greening our city

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New Client/Promotion Department

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Gimme Your Bread

Be the baker! That's our mantra for Doug Anderson, chief baker at HiRise, who is celebrating their 1st anniversary. Breakfast AND lunch on fresh baked breads have become a daily ritual for us since the eatery opened in spring of 2009.

Doug begins his baking day at 3am so that we can have fresh bagels and breakfast sandwiches by 8am (the hour at which we routinely arrive at work). The rare and amazing Breakfast Reuben is an unexpected, brilliant invention. Doug continues to surprise with new and amazing addictions to the lunch menu, including the opportunity to build your own sandwich from his fresh ingredients. Naturally we're excited—and you should be too.

MATTER is working on the re-branding of HiRise as well as some great exterior signage.

HiRise is open weekdays from 6am-3pm, weekends from 7am-3pm. 2162 Larimer Street, Denver, CO. 303.296.3656 or visit their online location.


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New Type/Technology Department

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Finally! Choice type for the web

In an ocean of options—Typekit, produced by the good people at Small Batch, is a method/solution for real (high quality) choice fonts on the web. We have been test driving it for a few months on our site with success. The burden of thoughtful 'stacking' isn't reduced but increased and of course the burden of sound typographic judgement will exist whether of not the developer/designer identifies with it. It's a subscription-based service for linking to high-quality Open Type fonts (the standard format for scalable type). Every major browser now supports the ability to link to a font, though questions remain about the critical path web-type will take. TypeKit includes fonts from our friends at TypeTogether and FontShop (FontFont).

Check out TypeKit for yourself!


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The 'This is exactly how good we are' department

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Denver Art Museum Acquisition

At the end of January, Assistant Curator of Design and Architecture Darrin Alfred, and Christoph Heinrich, Director of the Denver Art Museum informed us that the Museum's Department of Architecture, Design and Graphics officially acquired 16 works designed by Rick Griffith, the owner and Design Director of MATTER. They will be added to the most comprehensive collection of American graphic design from 1980 to the present. The museum is also considering another selection of works produced last year which would bring the total to 25. All of them wood type prints. We will be sure to update you when the work is on exhibit.

Meanwhile, keep your eyes open for "Untitled #29...TYPO." MATTER will perform a live demonstration of letterpress printing.


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The Good Idea Whose Time has Come Department

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Greening up our city

GrowHaus is a new nonprofit indoor urban farm and market in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood (47th and York); located in the old Lehrer's Greenhouse. Its mission is to increase the accessibility and affordability of fresh, healthy food in the neighborhood while showcasing locally adapted techniques for sustainable indoor food production.

Earlier this month, GrowHaus held a fundraiser to showcase the film Dirt. The film tells the little known story of the relationship between humans and living dirt. The film features eco/food thinkers Vandana Shiva, Wangari Maathai, Michael Pollen, Paul Stemets, and Majora Carter. The film, and the ensuing panel discussion, inspired us with its message that every small thing you can do for the environment makes a huge difference. We've visited the GrowHaus and plan to volunteer in the future, learn more about GrowHaus and their mission at their website.