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The Blank Sheet Project launches "Time Capsule"

Monday, February 04, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

Combined Locks, Wis. -- Celebrating the New Year, The Blank Sheet Project inspiration platform from Arjowiggins Creative Papers launches The Blank Sheet Project Time Capsule. The Blank Sheet Project defines its Time Capsule as a container -- physical or digital -- for storing a selection of objects or information representative of a time, buried for discovery in the future. 

An initiative from Arjowiggins Creative Papers, headquartered in Paris, France, The Blank Sheet Project invites creative professionals from all areas of the arts and design to populate the Time Capsule with a personal vision of “Design and Creativity in 2023.” The only constraint is that each contribution must start with a blank sheet of paper, regardless of whether it ends up as an object, an image, a movie or another creative, artistic format.

Contributions can be submitted online at www.theblanksheetproject.com/timecapsule until June 30, 2013. The website gallery will remain live until December 2013 for participants and visitors to share the content with Facebook, Twitter and Weibo. At the end of 2013, the web submissions will be taken down and preserved by Arjowiggins Creative Papers for “rediscovery” in 2023.

Arjowiggins Creative Papers’ managing director, Jonathan Mitchell, says, “Like George Orwell’s ‘1984’ and the 1950’s silver jump-suited ‘21st Century,’ the Time Capsule will present an intriguing view of how we see our future and in the process, reveal something of our present. It is an exciting opportunity to inspire a next generation of creatives and even provide a catalyst for previously un-thought of innovations that with time could become reality.”

Once entries close at the end of June 2013, high-profile mentors will endorse those entries they identify as the most visionary among them. Events in the design capitals of the world will explore the topic of the future of design and will display contributions from The Blank Sheet Time Capsule. Arjowiggins Creative Papers will then care for the archives until it is time to revisit them a decade hence.

Appleton Coated shares and preserves The Blank Sheet Project’s Time Capsule message as the exclusive North American distributor for The Curious Collection of fine papers and Conqueror premium identity paper brand, both manufactured by Arjowiggins. Learn more about Appleton Coated’s innovative, sustainable and creative programs and products at AppletonCoated.com.


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