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Client

Self-Promotion


Quantity Produced

85


Production Cost

$300


Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

10.75 in × 8.25 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Crane's Lettra 110 lb
French Paper 100 lb


Number of Colors

2 per sheet, 4 total

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Hand Drawn type
Buttermilk
Prestige Elite Std
Rainscript

 

I believe I’ve mentioned this before but the color combination of bright red (sometimes red-orange) and any sort of variation of light blue (teal, robin’s egg, etc) will always win me over. Okay, maybe not always, but it’s pretty much a guarantee if the piece is also letterpressed and features vintage inspired typefaces. These are great because they save paper and energy too!

[Ed.’s Note: Yes, we realize it’s a 100° for some of us out there and Holiday cards are out of season.]

I hate designing Christmas Cards which seems like an oxymoron but it’s true. I talked myself into the project if I could find a way to make the piece functional, as well as show clients potential uses for letterpress in new projects. I decided to use a variety of techniques such as carvings, and wood type along with assistance with some purchased vector art to show options and techniques in printing. My only regret is that I didn’t have the budget to purchase a die to perf the pieces. I felt I got around it with my little instructions along the bottom—it made it a little crafty/interactive is what I told myself.

I did attempt a screen of one image (“cheers”) which didn’t work out. I ended up cutting the plate apart and reusing the good side twice to achieve the finished look. I wanted to push myself by trying something new. I would probably test something for a client if I attempted that again BEFORE going to press. In the end it worked out fine, designing on press is sometimes the best way to really challenge yourself.

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Production Method

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Design

Richele Silva

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Printing

Richele Silva

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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Lauren Dickens

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Lauren Dickens

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

June 15, 2011

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