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Wrapped Journals

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Production Method

Lithography

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Design

Wrapped LLC

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Printing

I have a big stack of journals waiting to be used on a shelf behind my desk, but I would not mind adding a couple of these colorful books into the mix to spice things up—craving them like a bowl of sour jelly beans. 

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

1,000 of each design


Production Cost


Production Time

1 month

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5.25 × 8.5 in


Page Count

240 pages


Paper Stock

Text pages: 50# Text
End Sheets: 100# Cover
Cover: 80# Text


Number of Colors

4

Varnishes

1.5 mil matte laminate


Binding

Smyth sewn hard cover


Typography

This piece is available for purchase for $18.00 + shipping


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Project Description

Six months ago my friend Sam and I started a small design company called Wrapped out of the back of my father's studio. Our idea was to produce high-end, art-inspired wrapping paper. We began with a few designs based on my father's paint splattered worktables and images from his studio and produced our first collection called Venice. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into when we began, but the incredible feedback and support from our friends, family, and customers has given us the courage to continue growing and creating a body of work we can be proud of. We built the Wrapped journals by hand, one book at a time. Before we laid anything out in a computer, we created 50 prototypes, cut and pasted from just about every printed image we had around. We mixed and matched artwork until we came up with the perfect combination of interior/exterior pairings. Then we photographed the prototypes and prepared the source images in graphic design software for production.

Production Lesson(s)

We learned that the printing industry within the US is alive and well if you're willing to spend time searching our quality manufacturers. When we started this project we were told that it would be physically impossible to produce these journals within the US. ¬†With a lot of hard work and dedication we were able to find a printer and a binder that could produce a beautifully crafted product at a competitive price.”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

March 28, 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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