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Hartford Museum Passport


Production Method




Brian Cook



Stamps: Simon Stamp
Passport: Scout Books

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A self-initiated project to better the city of Hartford, superhero designer Brian Cook funded this realistic and minimal Museum Passport with Kickstarter to encourage students to explore local heritage. Parents of Hartford better watch out—curiosity is contagious. 



Self-initiated, given to students in Hartford Public School, grades 6, 7, and 8

Quantity Produced


Production Cost


Production Time

Three weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

3.5 in × 5 in

Page Count


Paper Stock

100% Recycled Text, White, 70 lb

Number of Colors






Gotham Black by Hoefler & Frere
Jones Estilo by Dino dos Santos


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Project Description

I wanted to design something that would be used, and something that would improve Hartford. After lots of talks with friends, some of whom work at the city's cultural institutions, I decided that a museum passport could create a framework for student exploration of Hartford's heritage.

Production Lesson(s)

With a set budget resulting from the Kickstarter campaign, I went back to the design and made a lot of refinements, reducing the number of ink colors, simplifying the cover. These improved the design and reduced costs, allowing me to print more copies for more students. ”

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Jessica Mullen

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Date Published

April 2, 2012


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