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Client

Hat-trick design


Quantity Produced

1,000


Production Cost


Production Time

2 months

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

115mm × 85mm × 40mm (4.52 in × 3.34 in × 1.57 in)


Page Count

924


Paper Stock

Coated, 80gsm


Number of Colors

CMYK

Varnishes

Spot gloss varnish


Binding

Case bound


Typography

Helvetica Neue

 

A book celebrating their tenth anniversary, and celebrating the completion of over 1,000 projects, almost one per page—a little (big) book showing the breadth of work for so many clients.

We don’t have a lot of theories or manifestos, but we love doing the work. This simply shows lots of work. We worked closely with an amazing copywriter, Nick Asbury, to write the shortest possible headlines for each project. There is no other explanation or justification for the projects. Just showing them as they are.

We begin the book with a quote by Elmore Leonard:“I try to leave out the parts that people skip”. We follow with a very brief intro about the fact that design briefs are rarely brief. Solutions should be as concise and easy to understand as possible.

Here are a few things we learnt in the process:
Designing a 924pp book takes longer than you think.
Writing very short copy takes longer than you think.
It’s very soul searching to choose the projects you like most.

Producing a small book with that many pages was a bit of a step into the unknown. Getting several rounds of dummies produced until we were satisfied was key, as was getting a backed up scatterproof to test any tricky images and show through.

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Production Method

Offset

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Design

Hat-trick design

Direction, Gareth Howat and Jim Sutherland
Design, Alex Jurva

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Printing

1010 Printing

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

Bryony

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

February 16, 2012

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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.

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.

also

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.


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