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Arctic Paper

Quantity Produced


Production Cost

Production Time

3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Box: 260 mm × 185 mm × 25 mm
(10.24 in × 7.28 in × .98 in)

Page Count

Paper Stock

A variety of G-Print paper (from Arctic Paper in Sweden)

Number of Colors

CMYK + 2 Spot


A variety of varnishes and varnishing techniques


A variety of binding techniques


URW Clarendon


Shake your groove thing to Arctic Paper’s new 1970s inspired direct mailer full of mellow miniature masterpieces. With all the jiggy packed into these tubular, tiny throwbacks, it’s bound to be one hell of a boogie night. You dig?

1975. Bell-bottoms, disco, seaweed wallpaper in shades of brown, hair, a lot of hair, afros on everybody and voluptuous sideburns, roller-skates, Led Zeppelin. Despite an oil crisis and prolonged recession, 1975 was a carefree time with more solutions than problems. It was decency and decadence. It was the birth of the peace- and environmentalist movements, amidst a full-blown cold war. Also, in 1975 a new paper is born - G-Print.

The boxed DM contains a mini DM, a mini cookbook, a mini Magazine and a mini Poster and Map. All showcasing classics from 1975. Not very incidentally, just like G-Print.

I learned never to underestimate the time and resources needed for post production work (such as packaging and handling) when it comes to complex direct mailing solutions. Also, orange is surprisingly difficult to work with - especially when you are required to match Pantone and CMYK hues in uncoated and coated form. I also reaffirmed my belief in the importance of good mock-up work when it comes to three dimensional packaging design.

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Dear Friends
Art Direction: Claes Pettersson
Copywriter: Daniel Röjnemark
Project Manager: Martin Plantin
Photography: Felix Gerlach



Göteborgstryckeriet, Sweden

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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Kelly Cree

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

January 18, 2012


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