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UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift


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Armin Vit
Bryony Gomez-Palacio



Tabloid Cards: Newspaper Club
Mug: Promo Logo Mugs
Color cards: Moo

We used the time-consuming designs we created for Moo for a set of Ready Made holiday cards to create our own yearly holiday card and client/sponsor/über-friend gift. Our holiday cards have typically been No. 10-sized so they fit in a simple envelope and are cheap to produce and mail. Being more ambitious this year, we went oversize by printing 26 64-page newspapers where each sheet folded down to a mailable holiday card and then opened back up to a nice, poster-size holiday treat. It was a bit of a mind-bender to figure out the right pagination set-up but nothing that a few mini mock-ups didn’t solve.

For the mug, the thinking was more straightforward, mainly: “Let’s put this on a mug”. Luckily it’s cheaper than I thought and makes for a great gift.

If you are interested in one of the mugs, we have about 15 left, we’ll sell them at production cost of $7.25 plus shipping. We’ll squeeze in a large holiday card in there as well. Scroll to the end of the post for purchase button. 




Quantity Produced

Tabloid Cards: 316
Mugs: 72
Color cards: On demand

Production Cost

Tabloid Cards: $228
Mugs: $521.77
Color cards: On demand

Production Time

1 month

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Tabloid Cards: 11.77 in × 14.5
Mugs: 3.6875 in high × 3.125 in diameter
Color cards: 4.13 in × 5.82 in

Page Count

Paper Stock

Tabloid Cards: Newsprint
Mugs: Mug
Color cards: Uncoated

Number of Colors

Tabloid Cards: CMYK
Mugs: 1
Color cards: CMYK




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UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift
UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift
UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift
UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift
UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift
UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift

Full newspaper, as delivered.

UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift

Folding it down.

UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift
UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift
UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift
UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift
UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift
UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift
UCllc 2012 Holiday Cards and Gift


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Project Description

A cornucopia of holiday cards and gifts from us to our family, friends, peers, and contributors sparked by a project from Moo.

Production Lesson(s)

When doing digital printing with Newspaper Club push the CMYK values higher than usual so that the colors come out fuller. With the mugs: detailed designs are hard to reproduce in, well, detail.”

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

February 13, 2013


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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.

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

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


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.


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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