Whenever I make it to Portland next I know exactly what item is on my to-be-packed list, even with no trip in yet in my calendar. A project of passion, love, and determination, this pocket-sized culinary review is both informative and beautiful.
I love to eat, and I love to tell stories, so when friend and independent food writer Jen Stevenson broached the idea of making a dining guide for Portland based on her experiences as an everyday eater, I was in. The project was a labor of love in many ways - for Jen, eating out seven times a day while managing her midsection; for me, working with a pro-bono budget while drawing over 80 spot illustrations. Well, I now know exactly what a brioche looks like.
Written for locals and tourists alike, I particularly enjoyed working with Jen’s exuberant and humorous writing style. To go along with the guidebook we also created a checklist of all 100 places called the Eat Sheet, which readers can download for free at Best Places to Stuff Your Face.
Competing in the realm of self-publishing is tough, and most first time publishers use online print services. But we decided to print the guidebook locally so we could choose the paper stock (non-glossy please!), control the size (pocket-sized please!), and have gatefold maps (you can’t eat if you are lost!). It was more expensive, but definitely worth it.
FPO (For Print Only), is a division of UnderConsideration, celebrating the reality that print is not dead by showcasing the most compelling printed projects.
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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.
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.