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Client

Self


Quantity Produced

Open


Production Cost

Still trying to figure it out based on ink usage.
1,000 sheets of Letter-size paper: $81


Production Time

Ongoing

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

11 in × 8.5 in


Page Count

16


Paper Stock

Mohawk Navajo, Brilliant White, Smooth, 80 lb Text


Number of Colors

CMYK

Varnishes


Binding

Hand Sewn


Typography

Bello Pro
Omnes

This piece is available for purchase for $15 + Shipping

Please excuse us while we use our own blog for some self promotion, although we sense that this may be of interest to plenty of our readers, as we feel there is a good chance that many of you are moms or dads, aunts or uncles, or even grandpas and grandmas, so… Our latest project at UnderConsideration headquarters is The Adventures of You and I, a one-of-a-kind children book, customized on demand to each kid, printed individually, and hand-bound. Illustrated by my wife and partner Bryony and written with all the silliness of a 5-year-old by me.

Each book is produced off of a master Adobe InDesign file in which we turn on and off a multitude of layers to customize hair style and color, skin color, the kid’s favorite color, and whether they use glasses or not. We also do a simple find-and-replace to customize the text of the story to include the kid’s name. We then print it on our somewhat trusty Epson R1800 on Letter-size sheets of Mohawk Navajo. We chose an offset paper as we wanted something nicer, more unique, and (more importantly) way less expensive than specialty inkjet paper. We print one side, let it dry a little, then stick back all the fronts and print the backs. Covers are laminated and then the whole book is hand-sewn on a typical Singer sewing machine. It’s a little labor intensive and we’ll keep streamlining the process as the more orders come in.

So, if you know a kid who is tired of reading about the adventures of Dora, Olivia, Fancy Nancy, Clifford, or some other mainstream character, this book places each kid right in the middle of the story as the main character.

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“The Adventures of You and I” Book

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Production Method

Inkjet

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Design

UnderConsideration:
Bryony Gomez-Palacio, illustration
Armin Vit, writing

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Printing

UnderConsideration's Epson R1800

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

Armin

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

February 1, 2012

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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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