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Happy Orbit Greeting Card

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Production Method

Letterpress

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Design

The Hungry Workshop

Jenna & Simon Hipgrave

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Printing

The Hungry Workshop

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Valid for earthlings aged 1-999, The Happy Workshop’s celebration of another momentous lap around the sun is not only personalizable, but also future-proof. Complete with a Kraft envelope and protective plastic sleeve, this greeting card should also come with a Forever Stamp. 

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Client

Self-Promotion


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Paper Stock

Spicers / Stephen / Smart White / 330gsm


Number of Colors

2

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This piece is available for purchase for $7 (Plus Shipping + Handling)


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Project Description

Sometimes you forget to take stock of who you are and just how far you've come.

You get older, you get busier. You're not so bothered by the trivial things in life such as cake and candles. But really, you shouldn't have to be Joseph Gordon-Levitt to appreciate your time on the third rock from the sun; a birthday is a big deal. We thought it apt to commemorate such a momentous occasion with this future-proofed letterpress card.

To calculate the approximate number of orbits you've completed around the sun simply take the last four digit number of today's date and the last four digit number under the "date of birth" on your driver's licence or birth certificate and subtract the latter from the former. Et voilà.

It's good for earthlings aged 1 to 999.

The Happy Orbit cards are letterpress printed with fluorescent orange and silver ink on Stephen Smart White 330gsm, an Australian-made, 100% carbon neutral stock and come complete with a kraft envelope, packaged in a protective plastic sleeve.

Production Lesson(s)

Printing silver ink with a light enough tone to write over proved challenging. A lighter ink coverage with double hit solved the problem.”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

January 23, 2013

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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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