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12 Musketeers Letterpress Calendar

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Production Method

Letterpress

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Design

Reka Juhasz

Executive creative direction, letterpress: Reka Juhasz
Creative direction, web design & development: Anthony Wartinger
Production: Beth Morris
Production: Candy Niemeyer
Production: Emily Webb

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Printing

Reka Juhasz

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The 12 Musketeers is a group of young designers madly in love with letterpress. Banding together to create an adorably eclectic calendar, their devotion to the craft shines through in every aspect of the project. 

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

200


Production Cost


Production Time

Approximately a week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

4.25 × 5.75 in


Page Count

15


Paper Stock

Neenah / Crane's Cotton lettra / Flourescent White / 110lb


Number of Colors

3

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Bembo
Blanch
Burgues Script

This piece is available for purchase for $20 + S&H


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Project Description

Paperreka spearheaded a collaboration with 11 designer friends, all graduates of the School of Advertising Art, to create a limited edition letterpress calendar. They call themselves the 12 musketeers, aiming to defend the honor of letterpress and all things hand printed. Read about the designers, their concepts and pick up a calendar on the 12musketeers.com website.

Calendar credits (monthly designs in order of appearance):
Anthony Wartinger
Shawn Green
Susan Jauss
Linsey Free
Candy Niemeyer
Reka Juhasz
Jordan Katterheinrich
Curtis Estridge
Beth Morris
Geoff Stump
Chris Martin
Emily Webb

Production Lesson(s)

Even with the best of budget plans, timelines and everyone's full commitment, passion projects on top of full time jobs and freelance are very challenging. From a production standpoint we learned that Amelie (the 1906 Chandler & Price press) can only handle so much of a solid color on uncoated lettra paper and that we could have shown more finished product shots on our website. No matter what, we are proud and looking forward to next year's 12 musketeers calendar. ”

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Jessica Mullen

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

January 29, 2013

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Filed Under

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Letterpress

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About UnderConsideration

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


online

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.

Brand New Classroom (2010 – 2011) / Providing a space for critique and opinions on student identity workArchives Only.

graphic design

Department of Design / Designing corporate and brand identities and full development of printed and digital matter for clients.

publishing

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.

Events & Judged Competitions

Brand New Conference / A one-day event on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand New Awards / Celebrating the best identity work produced around the world.

FPO Awards / Celebrating the best print work from around the world.

Writing

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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