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BROWSE


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Client

Texas State Health Information Technology Program


Quantity Produced

2500


Production Cost

$4,300


Production Time

1week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Folded: 4 in × 4in
Flat: 9.75 in × 9.75 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Curious Metallic Ice Gold


Number of Colors

5/5: PMS 368, 638, 1585, Cool gray 7, and black

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Myriad Pro

 

There is something to be said for small fit-in-your-hand brochures that pop amongst the shiniest and flashiest. And when such pieces of design include simple typography, cool colors, well-done graphics and nice printing it is rather likely that I will pocket it for my growing collection.

This brochure had to communicate the three universities participating in a PUREHIT consortium. The consortium produces professionals in health information technology and each university has a specific program focus (i.e. education, advancement, & technology).

Health, as in nature, is a system of balances. Enjoying the natural beauty walking around the ponds on campus I found inspiration for the brochure. I wanted to use highly efficient shapes found in nature. A little research lead me to the hexagon shape. When the shape is paired with icons and other elements it connotes technology. Additional pieces in the system used the hexagon shape as a graphic element unifying the system.

Creating the hexagon brochure wasn’t all that hard. Several mockups were used to get the sizing down. Each Hexagon shape in the brochure is roughly 1/32 in smaller than the next, allowing it close properly. The one thing I didn’t account for was the thickness of the layered stock. In order to lay flat, the top hexagon should have included an extra bit to accommodate the layers below. This detail however minor is one I would change if I did it over again.

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Production Method

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Design

Art Direction: Julie Babler
Writing: Mary Love Bigony
Design: Hoyt Haffelder

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Printing

Capital Printing

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Post Author

Bryony

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

January 11, 2011

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