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RRR Project (Self-initiated)

Quantity Produced


Production Cost


Production Time

2 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

6 in × 9 in

Page Count

96 + Cover

Paper Stock

Cover: Lynx Opaque Cover, Brightwhite Smooth, 100 lb
Text: Rolland ST 30, 70 lb

Number of Colors

Cover: Black + 2 spot
Body: 1 × 32-page signature CMYK, 2 × 32-page Signature Black + 1 Spot





Archer by H&FJ
Carousel by Gary Gillot


The RRR Project — short for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — invites participants to “Look around your environment, see what you can save, pick it up, turn it over, and look at it in a different way.” The result is a collection of artwork, photography, words and all other kinds of visual flotsam and jetsam given a second chance to inspire in a collective experience. First published as an e-zine celebrating Earth Day, RRR now comes in a juicy, printed book, RRR.001. The sturdy, uncoated book comes printed with two 32-page signatures in CMYK and one 32-page signature in black and cyan, which gives it a nice pacing and added interest — some of the original artwork from the book is posted on RRR’s Flickr group. The overall feel is of a refined zine bursting with cool stuff, making a solid case for reducing, reusing and recycling not just artwork but the waste around us. Editor Scott Massey assures us it’s not all just hot air:

We tried in every way possible to reduce our footprint with this project, so we wouldn’t be complete hypocrites. And in the next one we will try harder.

The RRR Project supports the Surfrider Foundation and their efforts in protecting the world’s oceans, waves and beaches.

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All books bought online will be sent in 80% recycled chip board stay flats to keep them safe and sound. To keep them company, we’ve silk-screened each one to be ¼ of an 18 × 24-inch print. We hope that you enjoy the packaging so much that you won’t throw it away and possibly use it to carry bills or pictures of friends and family.

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RRR.001 Book


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Scott Massey
Co-designer: Jonathan Sandridge

Co-published by Untitled Publishing



Westcan Printing Group

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.

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

January 5, 2010


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About UnderConsideration

UnderConsideration is a graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and judged competitions, and designs for clients.


Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.

Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

Speak Up (2002 – 2009) / Discussing, and looking for, what is relevant in, and the relevance of, graphic design. Archives Only.

Word It (2003 – 2010) / Encouraging creative diversity in the community through monthly, one-word challenges. Archives Only.

Brand New Classroom (2010 – 2011) / Providing a space for critique and opinions on student identity workArchives Only.

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Department of Design / Designing corporate and brand identities and full development of printed and digital matter for clients.


The 2010 FPO Awards / 2011, self-published.

The 2010 Brand New Awards / 2011, self-published.

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.

Events & Judged Competitions

Brand New Conference / A one-day event on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand New Awards / Celebrating the best identity work produced around the world.

FPO Awards / Celebrating the best print work from around the world.


Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design / 2009, Rockport.

Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers / 2008, HOW Books.

The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words / 2007, HOW Books.

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