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Miles Design 2013 Holiday Coaster Set

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Production Method

Letterpress

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Design

Miles Design

Designer: Josh Miles
Designer: Brian K Gray
Designer: Jon McClure
Designer: Marco Boulais

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Printing

Faulkenberg Printing Co.

Last year, Miles Design took their annual holiday card one step further. The letterpress cards come with perforated die-cut letterpress coasters. That way clients can keep them in mind every time they set a glass down on their desks. 

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Client

Self-Promotion


Quantity Produced

500


Production Cost


Production Time

3 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

8.625 × 5.5 in


Page Count

3


Paper Stock

Crane / Crane's Lettra / Fluorescent White / 220 DTC


Number of Colors

3

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

FS Truman Light
FS Truman Regular

 


Miles Design 2013 Holiday Coaster Set
Miles Design 2013 Holiday Coaster Set
Miles Design 2013 Holiday Coaster Set
Miles Design 2013 Holiday Coaster Set
Miles Design 2013 Holiday Coaster Set
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Project Description

Each year, we create a holiday card to say thank you to our clients, friends, and family members. This time, we worked together to create something unique: a series of holiday coasters, designed around words that we believe are worth celebrating: embrace peace and celebrate joy.

Production Lesson(s)

2013 marks our fifth year of designing a set of holiday cards. After having the opportunity to create custom die-cut letterpress coasters, this year will be hard to top.

Having to work within tight timelines, and being tough critics of our own work, we ran into a few issues. We had an unexpected delay in getting the paper delivered. And without having the actual stock in hand, it was very difficult to estimate the postage required. Luckily everything came together in the end, and the postage costs were less than half of what we estimated.”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

March 31, 2014

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Filed Under

Holiday Card
Holiday Gift
Letterpress

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blogs we publish

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.

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

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

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.

also

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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