Inspired by the hand-work of his grandfathers, Jeff Holmberg’s re-purposed wood posters express simple reminders with undeniable Midwestern charm.
The idea behind the content explores our daily need for perspective, exploring contentment and who we become in encouraging others. I’ve always been intrigued by the unseen / seen relationship that exists around us. Seeds sprouting from dirt into sky making fruit/shade/shelter that did not exist before. Similarly, ideas in our minds, exist with potential to sprout into time and space, becoming tangible and real in the lives of others, encouraging, protecting, and sustaining; changing their day. Something important happens when we surprise others from out of nowhere with an unexpected drink, note, or expression.
Challenges in this project came from working with unsettled wood. Some additional warping and cracking happened after project was completed. This actually added value as the cupped face and cracks through the design added a great look. I learned that steel bracing on the back of the sign would probably be needed to keep the sign face flat and that reclaimed wood has a bit of an unknown over time.
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.