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Miles Design 2013 Holiday Coaster Set


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Miles Design

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



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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Production Cost

Production Time

3 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

8.625 × 5.5 in

Page Count


Paper Stock

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

Number of Colors





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.

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Date Published

March 31, 2014


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