Raymond Kuhar has been named creative director and senior partner at New York-based G2 Worldwide, a global brand development and design consultancy, and a partner company of Grey Global Group. Kuhar was most recently creative director at the Designory, Los Angeles. See www.g2.com for more.
Buffalo, N.Y.-based digital typemaker P22 Type Foundry (www.p22.com) has acquired the Lanston Type Co. Lanston Type's history dates back to 1887, and the acquisition "adds a major collection of significantly important historical type designs" to P22's offerings, according to the company.
Veer (www.veer.com), a provider of visual elements and design-related products, has launched a program that supports students pursuing design education, claimed to be the first of its kind in the visual content industry. Veer's Student Program offers special licensing on images and type, scholarships, a summer internship and other benefits to support undergraduates enrolled in an accredited design program. By providing licensing discounts on Veer's stock photography and type, "the program encourages students to use legitimate professional-quality content instead of questionable found images and freeware typefaces," says the company.
In an arrangement with stock agency Photonica, images from Nonstock's alternative stock photography collection, owned by PictureArts, are now available via Photonica's distribution network. This provides new distribution channels for the collection in the U.K, France and Italy. See www.nonstock.com and www.photonica.com for more.
Sun Prairie, Wis.-based CTI Paper USA has changed its name to CTI Paper Group. "The name change better reflects the scope of the company's business and its strategic direction as it expands into a wide-ranging role of manufacturing and distribution," says CTI. In addition, CTI has acquired the Currency and Jazz grade lines and trademarks from Appleton. See www.thepapermill.com for more.