Stoltze Design

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Boston, MA 02210

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June 19, 2018

Seek. Work. Reveal. Win!

Last year, Stoltze designed a brand-new website and companion lookbook for the Watkins College of Art in Nashville. Now, that hard work has paid off with meaningful accolades for both. 

CASE, the Council for the Advancement of Secondary Education, selected the Watkins website redesign for its highest honor, a Circle of Excellence Gold Award-one of just 100 gold winners from over 3,000 creative submissions (3.1 percent!) by higher education institutions! 

Additionally, Communication Arts honored the Watkins lookbook with inclusion in this year's 59th Design Annual. Nearly 4,000 creative projects were submitted to the competition; Stoltze's work for Watkins is among the 131 projects chosen (3.3 percent!) as winners.

November 9, 2017

FAB Reading, FAB Festivities

We're excited to share the latest issue of ArchitectureBoston magazine: FAB. The issue explores fabrication techniques and the influence of new and varied materials in the built environment. The cover features the work of local artist and Stoltze friend, Resa Blatman. 

You can see this installation in person, as well as more of Resa's work, in her solo exhibition at Faneuil Hall's 1630. "Deep: Drawings & Installations About the Sea,” opens with an artist reception on Thursday, November 16th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Join us for the inaugural evening and snag a copy of AB — also available at Brookline Booksmith, Porter Square Books, and Trident Booksellers & Cafe.

September 19, 2017

Eddie Martinez: Antz at a Picknic

Stoltze is delighted to share our eighth catalog collaboration with the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Eddie Martinez: Antz at a Picknic is an oversized volume that showcases the seven monumental paintings and 17 sculptures currently on view in the museum’s rotating galleries. To reflect the scale, technique, and materiality of the work, we included each painting in its entirety, followed by two full-bleed, close-cropped details. These images capture spray-painted lines, impasto smears, pushpins — even baby wipes affixed to the canvases. To further express detail, tactility and scale shift, we wrapped the black-on-black foil-stamped cover with a folded poster of the exhibition’s eponymous painting. For the headlines, we used a typeface that was appropriately loose and off-kilter. And it certainly didn’t hurt that it was named “Big Ed.”

September 1, 2017

The awards are piling up for our Davis Museum catalogs

Stoltze Design is proud to announce the inclusion of Charlotte Brooks at LOOK and The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer, two catalogues for the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, in the 2017 Communication Arts 58th Design Annual. One hundred and sixty-one projects were selected by a jury of creative professionals; 4,228 entries were submitted to the competition.

For the last few years, Stoltze has been creating exhibition catalogs, posters, exhibition graphics, and other marketing materials for the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, including this year's winning titles as well as The Medici's Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century FlorenceKäthe Kollwitz and the Women of War, and the forthcoming Eddie Martinez: Ants at a Picknic.

Check out our winning entries, Charlotte Brooks at LOOK and The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer, and our other projects for the Davis on our website.

May 30, 2017

Stoltze lands MITX Best Website Design 2017

Stoltze Design is excited to share the news that we received the 2017 MITX Award for “Best Website Design.” The winning entry is a healthcare exchange launched in 2016 as a one-stop shop for access to health and wellness benefits for businesses and their employees. (Contractually, we are not allowed to post the site)

The website was a collaborative effort, created in partnership with Black Pepper for digital strategy, and pod consulting for web development. Collectively, our work included visual identity, messaging, UX and best web practices to create an original website with a fresh look and tone that still fits within the corporate brand.

December 22, 2016

It's a Wrap!

October 26, 2016

Live Brilliantly

Stoltze Design was engaged by New Atlantic Development and The Bozzuto Group to develop the branding, messaging, website, print and digital communications and environmental graphics for Girard, a new luxury residential property in Boston's trendy South End. Designed by Utile, the building features high-quality contemporary design that embraces a rich diversity of influences, from crisp geometric detailing to organic folk art.

September 28, 2016

The Davis. Rediscovered, Reimagined, and Reframed

Stoltze has been keeping busy this summer assisting the Davis Museum at Wellesley College with the momentous reinstallation of their permanent collection. We've designed branding, banners, wall graphics, wayfinding systems, wall papers, and labels to frame more than 620 works of art, spanning three floors and eleven galleries. After nearly three years in the making, the galleries will reopen to the public tonight, and will more than double the number of works of art on view at the Davis.

June 23, 2016

The Power of Print

Sometimes the screen is no substitute for the beauty and tactile experience of a well-crafted printed publication. At Stoltze Design, the print tradition is still alive and well, as evidenced by these exciting magazine projects with some of our favorite clients.

Most recently, we redesigned MIT's Spectrum to align with the identity for MIT's freshly launched $5 billion campaign. While still oversized, the redesign features a more manageable format, artful photography brilliantly printed on uncoated 100% recycled paper, and more visual points of entry, which bring a new energy and forward-looking feel to the entire magazine.

June 9, 2016

Stoltze Honored By The New England Museum Association 

We are happy to report that the catalogue for Bunny Harvey: Four Decades won First Place in the category of Exhibition Catalogues in the New England Museum Association Publication Award Competition. Kudos to Stoltze design director Katherine Hughes for her inspired work on this piece and to Puritan Capital for the exquisite printing. We are particularly proud of our partnership with the Davis Museum, and very pleased to have that work recognized.

June 3, 2016

Save the Date: Fort Point Spring 2016 Open Studios

We’re proud to be part of the Fort Point Arts Community since founding Stoltze Design in 1984, the same year Clif did a poster for the 7th Annual Fort Point Open Studios. We tackled it again this year for the 39th! Thanks to local artist Christine Vaillancourt for letting us use her beautiful imagery.

May 13, 2016

Nicholas Felton at the ICA

Last night, Clif helped organize a sold-out AIGA talk by infographic designer Nicholas Felton at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Author of the beautifully designed and highly collectable Personal Annual Reports that contain a myriad of graphics, maps, and statistics reflecting his activities over the year, Nicholas was also a member of the product design team at Facebook credited for influencing the design of Facebook's timeline. The presentation was smart, inspiring and very entertaining.  

May 6, 2016

Connecting Boston's Neighborhoods

Stoltze Design is proud to announce our participation in Pattern Walk, an installation sponsored by Design Museum Boston at Channel Park. The installation, the first of a multi-year initiative called the Urban Innovation Program, shows how design can improve and transform a public space, drawing visitors and bringing interest to underutilized sites around the city. 

March 2, 2016

Fascinating Worlds 

Our latest exhibition catalogue for The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, co-published by MIT Press, is for independent game designer Jason Rohrer. We recently attended the opening of The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer, the first museum retrospective dedicated to the work of a single video game maker.

November 25, 2015

Artful Design for the Davis

Stoltze Design has a lot to be thankful for, not the least of which are our fantastic clients, creative partners and amazing vendors.

A highlight this year is our partnership with the Davis Museum at Wellesley College on a series of exhibition catalogs for their inspiring roster of shows:

• Parvis Tanavoli (critically acclaimed "father of modern Iranian sculpture")
• Bunny Harvey: Four Decades (on display through December 13)
• New View: 2014 Faculty Exhibition

September 24, 2015

ArchitectureBoston Honored by 2015 Print RDA

Stoltze Design is proud to announce that ArchitectureBoston was selected as a winner in the 2015 Print Regional Design Annual! Samples from recent issues, including covers and feature spreads, will appear in the Winter issue of Print magazine, slated to hit newsstands mid-December.

September 17, 2015

Stoltze attends Bunny Harvey Opening

Stoltze Design was thrilled to attend the opening of Bunny Harvey: Four Decades at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College last night. We recently completed the museum's fall promotions and catalog for the exhibition.

June 12, 2015

Point of Interests: Branding Fort Point

Fort Point is a vibrant, eclectic section of Boston just across the channel from South Station. It's also been the backdrop for Stoltze Design's endeavors for the last 30 years!

Once home to a booming shipping industry, the neighborhood's brick warehouse buildings evolved into loft spaces for artists and other small business, but the area remained largely undeveloped until the completion of the Big Dig. Now, with the Boston Convention Center and ICA in close proximity, Fort Point is being developed with hotels, restaurants and innovation-driven businesses.

May 15, 2015

Stoltze invites you to Fort Point Open Studios

SD Open Studios 2015

Don't miss Fort Point Spring Open Studios this weekend, May 15-17, where over 150 local artists will be showing and selling their creations. Stoltze Design will be featuring Carol Stoltze's exquisite contemporary jewelry and hand-printed wearables by Fiona Stoltze on Friday (4-7pm), and Saturday and Sunday (12-5pm). 

Also, extended by popular demand, Compilation SD/30: A Stoltze Design 30th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition will still be on display in the studio. If you missed it last time, this is your chance to stop by!

Hope to see you here!

For more information about Open Studios, please visit the Fort Point Arts Community website.

January 23, 2015

Academic Achievements 2014: Two Bronze, Two Silver, and Gold!

Stoltze Design had a productive year working with some of our favorite education clients on several exciting print and interactive projects. We're pleased that the fruit of our labor was recognized with two bronze, two silver, and a gold award in this year's Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District Excellence Awards!

Our work for the Wentworth Institute of Technology included a new identity, print and digital viewbooks, search pieces, acceptance materials, college brochures and campus banners. For The Williston Northampton School, we developed a new brand, admissions suite and website. And last but not least, we created a unique admissions piece for The Putney School that combines three different components, a viewbook, student profiles and a course catalog.

Wentworth admissions materials

Wentworth Institute of Technology: Identity, Digital + Print Admissions Materials (Bronze x2 )

Williston viewbook + website

The Williston Northampton School: Identity, Viewbook + Website (Silver x2)

Putney viewbook

The Putney School: Admissions Collateral (Gold)

September 12, 2014

Compilation SD/30: A Stoltze Design 30th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition and Celebration

SD/30 poster

Compilation SD/30: A Stoltze Design 30th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition and Celebration

Reception and celebration details:

Midway Channel Gallery
15 Channel Center Street, Boston, MA (Directions via Google Maps)

Friday, September 12
5pm: Opening, light bites and libations
6pm: Music starts, X17 (Clif's band) goes on at (or around) 7:30p.

If you'll be driving to the celebration, we're happy to say that special $3 parking will be available at the A Street Outdoor Lot, at 284 A St., Boston, MA.

To receive your discount sticker, please check in with a Stoltze staff member at the door of the celebration. Your reduced price will be applied as you exit the lot, with the sticker attached to your parking ticket. Please note that this discount applies only from 5:00pm - 9:30pm on Friday, September 12, 2014.


Can't make it to the celebration?
The show runs from August 12 – September 30, 2014
Midway Channel Gallery
15 Channel Center Street, Boston, MA

July 22, 2014

Summer reading comes to ArchitectureBoston

AB Summer 2014 "Books"

We're delighted to share the newest incarnation of ArchitectureBoston magazine, with a fresh look, and a subject that is close to our hearts. 

The Summer 2014 issue looks at books. How and why do we read? What are we poring over, and where are we doing it?

Through essays on libraries and evolving technology, book reviews and curricula, we showcase stunning art, including dramatic book structures by Stephen Doyle, Daniel Eatock's interpretive book shelf, and typographer Russell Maret's meticulous artists' books. 

May 9, 2014

Stoltze invites you to Fort Point Open Studios

open studios 2013

Don't miss Fort Point Spring Open Studios this weekend, May 9-11, where over 150 local artists will be showing and selling their creations. Stoltze Design will be featuring Carol Stoltze's exquisite contemporary jewelry and hand-printed wearables by Fiona Stoltze on Friday (4-7pm), and Saturday and Sunday (12-5pm). Also, extended by popular demand, Swissted, the ongoing project by graphic designer Mike Joyce, will still be on display in the studio. If you missed it last time, this is your chance to stop by!

This is a great opportunity to pick up a last-minute gift for Mother's Day, whether it's a piece of jewelry or a punk rock gig poster set in Akzidenz-Grotesk. Hope to see you here!

For more information about Open Studios, please visit the Fort Point Arts Community website.

January 18, 2014

Double Feature Exhibit / Stoltze Design at Hartford Art School


This fall, Clif served as the Koopman Distinguished Chair in Hartford Art School's visual communication design department. A semester of teaching will culminate in an exhibition and lecture celebrating 30 years of Stoltze work.

 The show, Double Feature, will include Stoltze projects from the past three decades, and also showcase the designs of the Spring Koopman Chair, Bonnie Siegler and her New York design studio Eight and a Half. For our part, we've curated a selection of music packaging, posters, websites, book jackets, and a wall of our favorite logos. The space is also steeped in the Stoltze aesthetic, with distinctive wall colors, furniture, artifacts, and custom woodwork made from reclaimed materials by Jeff Smith, the talented artist and friend who built out our studio space.

November 14, 2013

ArchitectureBoston featured at ABX

Coast Cover

We're proud to present the latest issue of ArchitectureBoston, "Coast," which tackles the timely question all waterfront cities are now facing: How do we cope with the inevitable reality of climate change and sea-level rise? The issue is a thoughtful exploration of challenges, ideas, and solutions. The content lent itself to some beautiful landscape and underwater photography, and we are delighted to have Providence-based photographer Jesse Burke featured on the cover. 

The issue will be highlighted at ArchitectureBoston Expo next week. One of the largest events for the design and construction industry in the country and the largest regional conference and tradeshow in New England, ABX takes place November 19–21 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

The conference program offers nearly 175 workshops and tours, and this year features an ArchitectureBoston track. Delve into topics from the 2013 issues of ArchitectureBoston magazine: What Would Gropius Do? Trends in Design for the Aging, Who's Afraid of MOOCs? and Facing the Rising Tide. It's not too late to register! Click here and use promo code STZ13 for free admission to the exhibit hall.

October 18, 2013

Stoltze invites you to Fort Point Open Studios

open studios 2013

Don't miss Fort Point Open Studios this weekend, October 18-20! Over 150 local artists will be showing and selling their  creations. On the 6th floor of 15 Channel Center Street, Stoltze Design will open its doors on Friday (4-7pm) and Saturday and Sunday (12-6pm). Due to popular demand (of staff and friends!) we have extended the run of Swissted, an ongoing project by graphic designer Mike Joyce. We will also featuring Carol Stoltze's stunning contemporary jewelry and hand-printed wearables by Fiona Stoltze.

Come on out to enjoy some amazing local art, mingle with friends, and even get a head start on your holiday shopping. Hope to see you here!

For more information about Open Studios, please visit the Fort Point Arts Community website.

September 3, 2013

ArchitectureBoston Looks Ahead

AB Next

The "Next" issue of ArchitectureBoston explores developing trends in fabrication, materials, economics, and demographics, and asks how architecture can respond to these changing conditions.

As with every issue, Stoltze Design helped define the visuals and concepts to convey this theme, including the use of ZXX as our guest display typeface. Designed by recent RISD grad (and former NSA contractor) Sang Mun, ZXX is an unscannable typeface that comes in six variations and is intended to raise awareness of online privacy issues. The typeface unifies the articles with its futuristic tone, and adds new dimension to a rich array of images from the past, present, and predicted future.

August 8, 2013

Empowering People and Strengthening Neighborhoods

SAHA homepage

Stoltze Design recently helped a new non-profit organization, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA), with the design of their identity and website. Fueled by a commitment to high-quality and responsible design, SAHA provides affordable homes and services that empower people and strengthen neighborhoods. 

SAHA is based in the San Francisco Bay Area—however, through the miracle of modern technology, excellent project management, and the help of Stoltze's West-Coast-based designer Lauren Vajda, we were able to deliver a product that was fresh, modern, user-friendly, and, most importantly, reflective of SAHA's mission and values.

June 21, 2013

Celebrating the Best of New England

bone show

Stoltze Design was in the house at the 2013 AIGA BoNE (Best of New England) Show, where we fetched a bone for our festive "Drinko de Mayo" poster, designed by senior designer Katherine Hughes and laser-cut by danger!awesome in Cambridge. The poster announced the studio's Cinco de Mayo party in May 2012 that featured music by Clif's band Exit 17.

May 17, 2013

Gropius Maximus

Gropius cover

On Tuesday night, Stoltze Design attended the launch party of the latest issue of ArchitectureBoston, entitled American Gropius, celebrating the life and legacy of Walter Gropius. The issue (which coincided with Grope's 130th birthday) was feted at the Gropius House in Lincoln, MA, where local architects, designers, and even former members of The Architects Collaborative (the firm co-founded by Gropius) mingled, laughed, and reminisced. The evening was a huge success, with delicious food and great company, topped off by private tours of the famous house.

May 2, 2013

Stoltze Presents Swissted Boston for Fort Point ArtWalk

Stoltze Design, with AIGA/Boston, is pleased to present Swissted Boston, an exhibition of music posters by graphic designer Mike Joyce, now up through September 2013, by appointment. Get in touch with us if you want to stop by to check out this great exhibit, made possible with kind support from A to A Studio Solutions.

April 23, 2013

Marian Bantjes Lecture at the ICA

Bantjes graphic

Don't miss this presentation on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 pm at the ICA by Vancouver-based designer, typographer, writer, and illustrator Marian Bantjes.

Renowned for her intricate patterning and delicate ornamentation, Stefan Sagmeister calls Bantjes “one of the most innovative typographers working today.” She worked for ten years as a typesetter before opening her own design firm, which she shuttered in 2003 to pursue projects described as “highly personal, obsessive, and sometimes just plain weird.”

March 29, 2013

Monotype Brand Relaunch

Monotype Brochure

We recently had the exciting opportunity to help Monotype, a 125-year-old typographic legend, revitalize and redefine their global brand. Working closely with the Monotype marketing team—vice president of corporate marketing Lisa Landa and design director Dennis Dimos—and Jason Rubin from Libretto, we developed a new brand identity around the new logo and typeface Kootenay, created by Monotype type director Steve Matteson.

October 24, 2012

The New Art Center celebrates 35 years!

Arts Ball

On the occasion of their 35th anniversary, the New Art Center came to Stoltze Design for help branding their annual ARTS BALL fundraiser. The theme for the evening, "Stayin' Alive!", inspired a festive identity that referenced the '70s while still maintaining a contemporary look and feel. As one of our designers said, "It's a discotype!"

The sold-out event was a huge success, exceeding their ambitious fundraising goal by 25%! Clif and his wife Carol joined in the festivities as the New Art Center was transformed into discotheque, with partygoers sporting polyester prints, bell bottoms, aviator sunglasses, huge wigs, and, of course, lots of bling. Click through for party images!

October 16, 2012

Stoltze invites you to Fort Point Open Studios

Open Studios 2012

Don't miss Fort Point Open Studios this weekend, October 19-21! Over 150 artists throughout the neighborhood will display and vend their fabulous creations. On the 6th floor of 15 Channel Center Street, Stoltze Design will open its doors on Friday (4-7pm) and Saturday and Sunday (12-6pm) with an exhibition of music graphics including Swiss posters, gig posters, and LP covers, curated by Stoltze Design! Additionally, we will be featuring Carol Stoltze's stunning handcrafted jewelry, as well as beautiful wearables by Fiona Stoltze.

Come on out to mingle with friends, enjoy amazing local art, and perhaps even pick up some unique holiday gifts. Hope to see you here!

For more information about Open Studios, please visit the Fort Point Arts Community website.

May 2, 2012

Stoltze Design featured on Chronicle


Stoltze Design was recently featured on Channel 5's Chronicle in a show entitled "Mid-Century Style," which explored mid-century design and its continuing impact on our world today. Stoltze was included not only because of our studio's mid-century furniture, but also because of the clear influences that mid-century design principles has on our contemporary work. Click here for a peek inside our studio!

May 2, 2012

Berenice Abbott Exhibit Opens at MIT Museum

abbott poster

The Berenice Abbott exhibition at the MIT Museum's new Kurtz Gallery for Photography opens this weekend. Stoltze Design provided all the exhibit graphics, including the above poster.

April 5, 2012

CSW Prospectus Honored by CASE


Stoltze Design is proud to announce that the prospectus for the Cambridge School of Weston ("Mods, War, Fate & CSW") won several honors in the 2012 CASE District Awards! The prospectus took Silver for "Independent Schools Viewbook for Admissions," Bronze for "Admissions and Recruiting Packages," and Honorable Mention for "Viewbook". 

We are very proud of the work we did on this unique viewbook, and we send our congratulations to everyone at CSW, who contributed to the effort and shared our vision and belief in the enduring power of print. Oh, and keep an eye out for our next collaboration: CSW's new website! 

February 17, 2012

The Last Picture Dictionary


Stoltze Design is proud to be part of the fifth and final printed edition of the American Heritage Dictionary, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The design blog Felt & Wire recently featured the dictionary on their site—be sure to check it out!

February 2, 2012

100 Yards of Agony

NFL book

Stoltze Design recently designed the cover and interior of a new book from Houghton Mifflin: 100 Yards of Glory, documenting the greatest moments in NFL history. Written by Joe Garner and Bob Costas, with a foreword by Joe Montana, this book is a must-have for every diehard football fan. As excited as we were about the project, imagine our dismay when we realized that the selected cover image was a crucial moment from Super Bowl XLII, in which the Giants just barely beat the Patriots 17 to 14, destroying a perfect season. We weren't the only ones disturbed with this image selection, as evidenced by Bob Costas's recent appearance on Conan. Sometimes being a designer really hurts!

Here's hoping we succeed in reversing the curse at Sunday's rematch. Go Pats!!

February 1, 2012

BSA Design Awards

BSA design awards

Last Thursday evening, Stoltze Design was honored to be a guest of the Boston Society of Architects at their 2011 Design Awards Gala at the Copley Marriott. We nibbled on delicious hors d'oeuvres, chatted with fellow attendees, and watched the bestowing of the Hobson (a blown-glass award inspired by the Mobius strip) to an impressive roster of architects and projects. We were also delighted to see the logo we designed for the event prominently displayed throughout the evening!

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to the BSA for a wonderful evening.

January 30, 2012

Mike Ware's Opening Reception at Stoltze

Mike Ware

This month Stoltze Design welcomes the work of artist Mike Ware into our studio. The son of a sign painter and the grandson of a Boston Globe typesetter, Mike inherited a love of typography and graduated from the Art Institute of Boston. In his personal work of assemblage and mixed-media projects, he continues to embrace type, surface, and spatial relationships. Primarily using found and recycled materials, he invites the viewer to discover the beauty in the abandoned. 

Please join us for some wine and hors d'oeuvres while celebrating the opening of Mike's exhibit at our studio!

Thursday, February 9, 2012, from 6–9 p.m.

December 9, 2011

Stoltze Design scores at MITX Awards

MITX Awards

We were thrilled to find out Tuesday that our Edgerton Digital Collections website was selected as the winner of the Content Integration category at the 16th Annual MITX Interactive Awards! The glitzy sold-out ceremony (hosted by actor John Michael Higgins) was held on December 5 at the Sheraton Boston, along with more than 1,000 industry professionals from all over New England.

November 18, 2011

Edgerton website continues to impress!

Edgerton Homepage

Recently, the Edgerton Digital Collections site has been honored in several competitions. Designed by Stoltze for the MIT Museum, this highly interactive site about high-speed stroboscopic photography inventor Harold "Doc" Edgerton remains a highlight of our recent projects.

October 28, 2011

Matthew Monk's Closing Reception

Matt Monk

For the past several months, the walls of Stoltze Design have been graced by an extraordinary exhibition of collage and mixed-media work by Matthew Monk.

Alas, all good things must come to an end. On Thursday night, Stoltze opened its doors for the closing of Matt's show at the studio. Friends old and new braved the weather and came together to enjoy wine, snacks, inspiring art and great company.

Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 7-10 p.m.

October 14, 2011

Goal Love: Limited Edition 2012 Poster Calendar to benefit
The Ucal McKenzie Breakaway Foundation®

Oct 2012 Calendar

Stoltze Design was recently invited to be part of the third annual limited edition calendar created in support of The Ucal McKenzie Breakaway Foundation®. Created by Suzanne McKenzie as a tribute to her late husband, a soccer coach and teacher at Newton North High School, it features work by illustrators, designers, photographers, and artists, who teamed up to bring soccer, nutrition, and heart health education to Boston’s youth.

October 6, 2011

Stoltze invites you to Fort Point Open Studios

Monk-Stoltze image

Don't miss Fort Point Open Studios next weekend, October 14th through the 16th! Over 150 artists throughout the neighborhood will display and vend their fabulous creations. On the 6th floor of 15 Channel Center Street, Stoltze Design will open its doors on Friday (4-7pm) and Saturday and Sunday (11am-6pm) to feature Carol Stoltze's stunning handcrafted jewelry as well as an exhibition of collage and mixed media by Matthew Monk. Come on out to enjoy amazing local art, gather up some truly unique holiday gifts, and mingle. Hope to see you here! For more information about Open Studios, please visit the Fort Point Arts Community website.

August 9, 2011

ArchitectureBoston Gets a Facelift

AB Fall 2011 Cover

We are pretty excited about our redesign of ArchitectureBoston magazine. Although we've been making gradual refinements to the existing design over the last few years, the redesign was fully realized in the current Fall 2011 issue, Science. Our goal was to re-energize the layout to reflect the caliber of the content, while still maintaining a well-respected brand. To do this, we introduced a flexible grid that allows for more dynamic white space and larger imagery. The magazine also underwent a thorough refining of details, from the logo and title treatments, down to the folios.

May 24, 2011

2011 Coolidge Award

The 8th Annual Coolidge Award, honoring film preservation, took place on May 10 and 11, 2011. Once again, Stoltze designed the graphics for the event. Highlights included screenings of "These Amazing Shadows", a fascinating documentary on film restoration, and the recently restored "All About Eve" in beautiful living black and white!

For more information, visit

May 6, 2011

Art Walk This Weekend!

Art Walk Banner

Don't miss the Fort Point Art Walk this weekend! Artists of all different media will be set up throughout the neighborhood to display and vend their unique and brilliant creations.

April 19, 2011

Vaughan Oliver presentation at the Institute of Contemporary Art!

We've been working with the ICA and AIGA Boston to bring one of our design heroes, Vaughan Oliver, back to Boston next Wednesday, April 27, scheduled to coincide with ICA's "The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl." He will be discussing his illustrious career as the designer who created the 4AD Records brand with his work for Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Pixies and Throwing Muses, among many others. We first had Vaughan lecture in 1989 (with Frank Black in attendance) and then again in 1996 on the heels of his "This Rimy River" exhibit in LA.

February 7, 2011

ArchitectureBoston Spring 2011 is here!

AB spring cover 2011

Architect and Design Research founder Ben Thompson (1918–2002) is one of those professionals whose influence is felt far beyond their field. Anyone who has strolled through Faneuil Hall (designed by Thompson’s firm), bought a Marimekko textile (first imported by Thompson), or enjoyed a Sunday brunch at Harvest (originally co-owned by Thompson and his wife, Jane) has been affected by this local legend.

January 20, 2011

POSTGIG on tour to St. Louis!


POSTGIG is a traveling exhibition of original music posters collected and curated by Stoltze Design founder and creative director Clifford Stoltze. After appearing in Boston, Richmond, Charlotte, Providence, and Memphis, the show opens this week in St. Louis. The show features original works by Modern Dog, Aesthetic Apparatus, Patent Pending, The Small Stakes, Seripop, Hammerpress, The Decoder Ring, Hatch Show Print, and many more. The exhibition will culminate with a talk by Clif on Thursday, March 10, during which he will discuss the last 50 years of music graphics as well as his own work for the music industry. Read an article about the St. Louis show here.

December 23, 2010

We must have been good this year!

Edgerton homepage

What a nice surprise for the holidays...Communication Arts has selected the Edgerton Digital Collections as its webpick of the day!

December 3, 2010

An innovative prospectus for a progressive institution

CSW prospectus

While many schools are producing increasingly slimmer viewbooks and relying more on digital recruitment materials, the Cambridge School of Weston pursued this innovative prospectus that features extensive and unique content. Conceived of as a peer-to-peer guidebook, it is an engaging and thoughtful introduction to CSW.

November 2, 2010

Get your winter issue of ArchitectureBoston!

AB Winter 2010 Cover

ArchitectureBoston magazine hits newsstands again next week, and the winter UnModern issue is one not to miss. This issue features the amazing and perplexing work of architectural photographer Filip Dujardin, and Henry Moss's feature article has us placing the CaixaForum in Madrid at the top of our travel lists. The issue as a whole presents some provocative perspectives on where architecture is, or should be, headed.

October 14, 2010

Stoltze invites you to Fort Point Open Studios

Open Studios

Don't miss Fort Point Open Studios this weekend, October 15th through the 17th! Over 150 artists throughout the neighborhood will display and vend their fabulous creations. On the 6th floor of 15 Channel Center Street, Stoltze Design will open its doors to feature Randal Thurston's compelling cut paper on glass and Carol Stoltze's stunning handcrafted jewelry. Come on out to enjoy amazing local art, gather up some truly unique holiday gifts, and mingle. Hope to see you here! For more information about Open Studios, please visit the Fort Point Arts Community website.

September 28, 2010

20th century furniture meets 21st century web design

Machine Age

Stoltze Design is proud to announce the completion of a new website for Machine Age, the leading area retailer of 20th century modern furniture and accessories located in South Boston. The modernist-inspired new website enables customers to browse featured products in detail, and allows Machine Age to easily update their inventory listings using a custom built Wordpress theme. Check out the site (and some seriously tempting items) here!

September 27, 2010

Matthew Carter Fellows Award

Matthew Carter

To help honor type design legend Matthew Carter for this year's AIGA Boston Fellow Award, 13 local designers each created an original letterform to spell out Matthew's name. The works were auctioned off at the award ceremony on September 24 at the Cambridge Public Library. Above is Stoltze's contribution of the letter "R," as well as a snapshot of fellow AIGA Fellows Matthew Carter and Clif Stoltze at the event.

September 21, 2010

Stoltze's AFTA makes a splash at the ICA!

The Stoltze AFTA event was a blast! Summer's Last Splash brought out a large, diverse group of local creative types to enjoy drinks, live music, the ICA galleries, unparalleled views of Boston Harbor—and of course each other's fabulous company. It was a great way to celebrate our 25th anniversary and launch of our new website! Check out photos here.

August 19, 2010

AIGA AFTA with Stoltze Design


August 26 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the ICA, Boston.

Baseball, beaches, beer, and barbeque—summer has been a blast! Before you unpack your peacoats, join Stoltze Design for one last summer splash on the ICA patio (bathing suits optional). Sip drinks from the Water Cafe's outdoor bar and enjoy the sun setting over Boston Harbor for one sizzlin' August AFTA. Stoltze is particularly excited to host as we celebrate our 25th anniversary and the launch of our new website. Last one in's a rotten egg!

For more info, please visit the AIGA Boston website.

June 17, 2010

Forsyth For Life! Be a Tooth Fairy Launch

Forsyth For Life!

Designed by Stoltze for The Forsyth Institute, the Forsyth For Life! website launched in conjunction with the first annual Tooth Fairy Ball. The party featured a contest for Boston’s Best Smile — check out the winners online here. A wonderful time was had by all and funds raised will support dental care for children in Massachusetts.

May 7, 2010

Randall Thurston Art Opening at Stoltze Design

On Friday night, Stoltze opened its doors for the opening of Randal Thurston’s show at the studio. Guests admired the 16 silhouette works on display, enjoyed tasty snacks, and struck up lively conversations with friends old and new. The evening also marked the beginning of FPAC’s 10th annual Art Walk, and Carol showed her jewelry in the studio over the weekend.

March 2, 2010

Coolidge Awards 2010

Coolidge Award 2010

The 7th Annual Coolidge Award honored American filmmaker, producer, and screenwriter Jonathan Demme. Once again, Stoltze designed the graphics for the event. Seeing the remastered Stop Making Sense on the big screen was certainly one of the highlights of the festival for us. Robin Hitchcock’s song tribute on the awards night was also a real treat for those in attendance.

February 23, 2010

American Artifact: The Rise of the American Rock Poster

American Artifact

At the Bordy Theatre, Emerson College and AIGA presented the premiere screening of American Artifact: The Rise of the American Rock Poster. Following the screening, Clif Stoltze moderated the Q & A with the film’s director and producer, Merle Becker. Selections from POSTGIG, an exhibition of original music posters curated by Clif, was also on display for the event.

October 21, 2009

Inside the Designer’s Studio: Fritz Klaetke interviewed by Clif Stoltze

In a format inspired by TV show Inside the Actor’s Studio, a smiling Clif Stoltze interviews fellow Boston designer Fritz Klaetke for this AIGA series event. Check out video footage here.

October 16, 2009

FPAC Open Studios

Carol Stoltze

Stoltze Design opened the doors of its distinctive studio for the 30th annual Fort Point Arts Community’s Open Studios. In addition to all the other great participating artists throughout the neighborhood, visitors enjoyed Dorothea Van Camp’s “Arabesques” series and the lovely jewelry of Carol Stoltze.

October 8, 2009


Postgig Memphis

POSTGIG heads south! This traveling exhibition of original music posters curated by Clif Stoltze appears in Memphis as a part of the AIGA Design Conference, a gathering of over 1,000 designers from around the world.

September 25, 2009

Dorothea Van Camp Art Opening at Stoltze Design

Dorothea Van Camp this week at Stoltze Design.

June 10, 2009

DIGMA Opening


The Design Industry Group of Massachusetts (DIGMA) was officially launched after a generous contribution for the John Adams Innovation Institute. In addition to being a member, Stoltze designed the DIGMA web site and offers them a sincere congratulations!

May 6, 2009

Quay Brothers Coolidge Award Ceremony

Quay Brothers

The 6th Annual Coolidge Award honored the influential stop-motion animators the Brothers Quay. Stoltze designed graphics for the event including a poster the twins signed for us.

March 28, 2009

AIGA 25th Anniversary

The celebration of AIGA Boston’s 25 years began with a day full of workshops addressing a variety of topics and ended with a party at Vlora Restaurant in Back Bay. Along with other highly-regarded local designers, Clif Stoltze spoke about his involvement with AIGA over the years. Stoltze designed the letterpressed and foil-stamped invitations and posters for the event, as well as a limited-edition book featuring a retrospective collection of AIGA posters.

September 1, 2008

RISD Viewbook 2008

Stoltze Design just completed a redesigned 2008 RISD admissions catalog introducing a new format and messaging device, “RISD IS”. This was the biggest transformation the school has made with the catalog in over 10 years, introduced on the occasion of John Maeda’s inauguration as the new school president.

May 19, 2008

1000 Music Graphics Release

1000 Music Graphics

Congratulations Clif! His book 1000 Music Graphics was released by Rockport Publishers today. The book is a revealing and inspirational compilation of some of the best music graphics from recent years including package design, posters, T-shirts, websites, and anything else having to do with music.

May 18, 2008

HOW Conference

HOW Conference

The HOW design conference brought designers from around the globe together in Boston for speaker sessions and events. Stoltze Design not only attended, but also designed the conference poster this year.

January 19, 2006

Clifford Stoltze Awarded the Prestigious AIGA Boston Fellow Award

Clifford Stoltze was honored last night by the AIGA and the Boston design community as the recipient of the 2005 AIGA Boston Fellow Award. The prestigious biannual award is given by regional chapters to a member who has made an outstanding contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct in the design profession.