ADV @ UNDERCONSIDERATION      Peek here for details





The Fineprint Chicago

Quantity Produced


Production Cost


Production Time

1 week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

12 in × 12 in × 2 in

Page Count

Paper Stock

Corrugated Cardboard

Number of Colors






The process of ordering a pizza is filled with excitement and anticipation, and the moments from order to delivery make the reward that much sweeter. When the box is opened and the pizza is revealed…it’s utter satisfaction. The decision to package apparel this way is equally as effective, but maybe in a not so cheesy way.

The Fineprint Chicago wanted some innovative t-shirt packaging to display in retail locations and possibly use for shipping. Since the company designs mainly Chicago-inspired graphics, I decided to make a Chicago-style pizza box packaging. Since we could screen print on the flat box and then fold, it greatly reduced production costs without limiting the design. The piece can also be sent through the mail.

Screen printing on corrugated cardboard is tough! Problems arise registering your colors with such a thick item to print on. Also, due to the nature of the cardboard, there are random creases in the product that can lead to inconsistent prints.

Laurent Varlet Pizza Box T-Shirt Packaging --- Laurent Varlet Pizza Box T-Shirt Packaging --- Laurent Varlet Pizza Box T-Shirt Packaging --- Laurent Varlet Pizza Box T-Shirt Packaging --- Laurent Varlet Pizza Box T-Shirt Packaging --- Laurent Varlet Pizza Box T-Shirt Packaging --- Laurent Varlet Pizza Box T-Shirt Packaging


Recent Posts



The Fineprint Chicago T-Shirt Packaging


Production Method



Laurent Varlet



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

Lauren Dickens

Author Picture

Lauren Dickens

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter


Date Published

May 18, 2011


Filed Under



Tagged with


Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Add This



FPO (For Print Only), is a division of UnderConsideration, celebrating the reality that print is not dead by showcasing the most compelling printed projects.

FPO uses to render Siseriff and Avenir Next.

FPO is run with Six Apart’s MovableType

Syndicate / RSS Feed

All comments, ideas and thoughts on FPO are property of their authors; reproduction without the author’s or FPO’s permission is strictly prohibited

Contact us by e-mail

Twitter @ucllc

Sign-up for Mailing List

Mailing list managed by MailChimp

Thanks to our advertisers

About UnderConsideration

UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…

blogs we publish

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.

products we sell

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.


Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

UCllc News / Updates on what's going at the corporate level of UnderConsideration.

The End