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Lead Image

Jeopardy Magazine

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Production Method

Offset

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Design

Catherine Dimalla

Creative Direction was a collaboration with Erik Fenner, Jeopardy Editor-in-Chief

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Printing

Premier Graphics, Bellingham WA

There is so much to see on this cover that you can’t possibly get the full scope in one sitting. With lots of details of gold ink on black paper that are quietly complemented by a spot gloss varnish that add a second dimension of meaning, the one thing I want to do is flip page by page expecting a lot of the same magic. 

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Client

Jeopardy Magazine


Quantity Produced

1,200


Production Cost

$10,000


Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5 × 8 in


Page Count

186


Paper Stock

Cover: Gruppo Cordenon / Plike / Graphite / 122C
Body: Cougar / Natural / 70T


Number of Colors

Black and White internals with 2 four color signatures.

Varnishes

Gloss on cover


Binding

Perfect-bound


Typography

Graphique Pro by Hermann Eidenbenz
Cala by Hofftype
Quicksand by Andrew Paglinawan
Meta Pro by Erik Speikermann

 


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Project Description

Jeopardy Magazine is the literary and fine arts publication of Western Washington University that showcases the unique creative works of the university community each year. 2012's 48th edition was designed to emit a timeless look using historical aesthetic elements paired with modern production methods. The overall feel is that of an apocalyptic tome, with a lattice of Mayan motifs printed with a spot varnish. The varnish shines in the light on a completely matte graphite cover stock. Gold is an important symbolic element for the Mayan culture among many other civilizations. I chose the gold foil to mark the year of the publication, but also to hint at the treasures inside: the creative talent.

Production Lesson(s)

I took on Jeopardy knowing full well that I would have little production guidance and that I would have to work as a one man design show, but I was still very game. There's nothing like having co-workers who are just as passionate about the project as you are, even if they aren't designers. Jeopardy is a campus publication that had a considerable amount of funding, and we wanted to push the production to the limit for maximum shelf appeal. In the end, we sacrificed full color internals for just two select signatures to showcase artwork in order to be able to do a run of foil and varnish. I think by the time it was all said and done we ended up owing $10 out of pocket. Well worth it!”

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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

December 3, 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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About UnderConsideration

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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