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Nathan Eldridge

Quantity Produced


Production Cost


Production Time

1.5 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5 in × 7 in × 1 in

Page Count


Paper Stock

Mohawk Options 130 lb DTC
French Muscletone Black

Number of Colors

CMYK + Metallic Silver



Hand bound with rubber bands


Franklin Gothic

This piece is available for purchase for $50 (Plus Shipping + Handling)

Like the comfort of unrolling a newspaper at the end of a long day, but without all the pesky words, this unbound collection of Nathan Eldridge’s portraits feels like the perfect opportunity to unwind.

Nathan Eldridge has been shooting images with a simple backdrop and lighting setup for the past 8 years, and had a grant to turn his work into a book. We decided to leave the pages unbound to feel like a collection of portraits, and to allow people to frame single images if they like. I really like the ground we found somewhere between “Art Book” and “Municipal Record.”

We got great results from the indigo on Mohawk Options. Printing rich blacks really looks gorgeous. Also, there is a wide, wide, world of rubber band sizes. I worked with a company called Dykema Rubber Bands to try over 12 different sizes before we found the perfect fit.

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Sean Wilkinson, Might & Main



Cover: Dunstan Press
Body: Edison Press

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

March 8, 2012


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UnderConsideration is a graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and judged competitions, and designs for clients.


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.

Speak Up (2002 – 2009) / Discussing, and looking for, what is relevant in, and the relevance of, graphic design. Archives Only.

Word It (2003 – 2010) / Encouraging creative diversity in the community through monthly, one-word challenges. Archives Only.

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The 2010 FPO Awards / 2011, self-published.

The 2010 Brand New Awards / 2011, self-published.

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.

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Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design / 2009, Rockport.

Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers / 2008, HOW Books.

The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words / 2007, HOW Books.

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