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BROWSE


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Client

Kissimmee Utility Authority


Quantity Produced

1,500


Production Cost


Production Time

1 Month

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

9 in × 12 in


Page Count

46 + Cover


Paper Stock

Belly Band: Custom-made green paper with wildflower seeds embedded (produced by Porridge Papers)
Text: StoraEnso, Centura Matte, 100 lb Text
Cover: Starwhite, Soft Touch Sirius, 110 lb Cover


Number of Colors

Letterpress: 1 Spot
Offset: CMYK

Varnishes

Spot UV


Binding

Perfect binding


Typography

Helvetica Neue, New Baskerville

 

Keen viewers will quickly notice that this is a 2007 Annual Report, meaning it was designed in 2008, meaning we are breaking our own policy of keeping things current but, let’s face it, it’s not everyday that we receive a project that you can plant in your backyard (or in your windowsill garden). Chris Jones from Popcorn Initiative explains:

The concept behind this piece was to highlight the amount of growth the Kissimmee Utility Authority had experienced so we felt that having a belly band that could be planted was appropriate.

For this biologic belly band, Popcorn Initiative turned to Porridge Papers, who specialize in custom- and hand-made papers, to create the paper that comes embedded with wildflower seeds. So after you are done with the annual report, you simply moisten the paper and plant it. The rest of the annual report is handsomely printed on a nice coated stock that is peppered with green bursts of illustration that are spot varnished to glow off the page — you can’t plant those, though.

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Production Method

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Design

Popcorn Initiative
Design and art direction: Chris Jones
Photographer: Eric Sutton
Illustration: Kim Fox
Copywriting: Chris Gent, Tina Haisman

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Printing

Letterpress: Porridge Papers
Offset: Designers' Press

This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

Post Author

Armin

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

December 3, 2009

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