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These very-limited edition calendars are the result of a year-long project involving the careful digitization of hand-brushed type. They came out great—not only for the first time Christopher Rouleau converted hand-lettering to digital lettering—and I won’t be surprised if he has to make more next year to meet demand. 

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

20


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Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

6 × 6 in


Page Count

13


Paper Stock

245gsm


Number of Colors

2

Varnishes


Binding

Bulldog clip


Typography

Custom Lettering

This piece is available for purchase for $40


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This calendar is the culmination of a year-long lettering project. Each month, I hand-lettered a dozen header options with a Pentel brush pen, rendered the final selects in Illustrator, and incorporated them into the layouts. I also hand-lettered a supplementary set of numerals and capitals for the week titles. These were compiled in FontLab, and then typeset into the final calendar spreads. Each hand-trimmed calendar also includes a personalized, hand-lettered & editioned cover sheet.

A full post on the process here: The Making of the 2014 Calendar

Production Lesson(s)

This was my first time converting hand-lettering to digital lettering on such a large scale. It was challenging—and gratifying—to refine each of the titles, while preserving their original spontaneity and flavor. Hand-trimming a limited edition is always a good exercise in consistency and patience, especially when you don't have any overstock. Measure twice, cut once!”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

January 6, 2014

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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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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

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Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

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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.

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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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