Great Christmas card designs are like gifts from Santa—they appear out of thin air with a jolt of holiday spirit instead of dragging one into holiday production hell. Printing on assorted paper leftovers, the Scamihorn’s Christmas card was created in just 6 hours from concept to completion, leaving them the rest of the season to take the card’s advice.
I folded a few by only scoring with an exacto blade and realized very quickly that I needed to get a book-binding bone scorer. I also learned that if you’re printing on different paper textures, it’s best to start with the flat, smooth papers and move towards the deepest tooth at the end of the run. There are different bleed anomalies and if you print on rough and then smooth, the roughness of the lines will carry through onto the smooth.
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 Fonts.com to render Siseriff and Avenir Next.
FPO is run with Six Apart’s MovableType
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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.