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BROWSE


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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

220


Production Cost


Production Time

2 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

11 in × 17 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Crane Lettra, Ecru, 110 lb


Number of Colors

2 Spot

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Pill Gothic, Betatype
Brothers, Emigre
PF Champion Script, Parachute
Bodoni, Adobe
Garamond Premier Pro, Adobe
Univers
LHF Burbank Shadow, Letterhead Fonts

This piece is available for purchase for $55 (shipping included in US)

If October is too early to start hearing Christmas music everywhere you, then January might be too late to even think about them. But if it comes letterpressed and infographic-ized, then it’s something worth getting merry about. The folks at Paragon have deconstructed Jingle Bells into a handy poster that will delight. And get the song stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Sorry.

This concept came out of a team brainstorm. We decided early on that we wanted to take something traditional and turn it on its head. Once we reread the second verse of Jingle Bells the made-up word “upsot” jumped out at us. The entire piece is meant to be very tongue-in-cheek. And the response from our clients has been tremendous.

We waited a bit late to develop our concept this year so there was not much margin for error. Once we got started our first step was to plan the content very carefully. This saved us during the design phase. Even if you think you don’t really have the time to sketch, pre-plan or brainstorm, you’re doing yourself a disservice by skipping that crucial step — either the project will take longer than it should or the product won’t be as good.

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Production Method

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Design

Paragon
Concept and Copy: Andrew Davies, Philip Joyner, Susan Isaacs, James Donaldson, Diana Gomez

Creative Director: Andrew Davies
Designer: James Donaldson

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Printing

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

Author Picture

Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

January 18, 2011

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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.


online

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.

graphic design

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

publishing

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.

Writing

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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