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Lead Image

The Black Belt of Alabama

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Production Method

Digital
Stencil

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Design

Man Alive Creative

Creative Directors: Tom Bejgrowicz & Jennifer Martin
Art Direction, design, and layout: Tom Bejgrowicz
Hand-stenciling: Tom Bejgrowicz & Jennifer Martin
Brush lettering: Tom Bejgrowicz
Scapbook Illustrations: Jennifer Martin

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Printing

Greenerprinter

Made as a reward for Kickstarter backers, this hand-stenciled and digitally printed photography book features photographs of Alabama’s “unique cultural, historical, and natural beauty.” Other perks for backers include prints, a quilted slipcover and a vial of genuine Alabama dirt so they too can experience the rich topsoil that gives the Black Belt its name. 

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Client

Kickstarter Supporters


Quantity Produced

85


Production Cost

$890


Production Time

7 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

8.5 × 11 in


Page Count

80


Paper Stock

Reincarnation Matte / Cover / #100
Reincarnation Matte / Book / #70


Number of Colors

4

Varnishes


Binding

Perfect


Typography

Filosafia
Bell Centennial

 


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Project Description

A Kickstarter funded photography project, the deluxe rewards package featured a signed, hand-numbered 80-page, 8.5” x 11”, perfect-bound softcover book with a hand-stenciled cover, vintage quilt slipcase, 4" x 6" postcard set, 12" x 18" giclée print on Archival Bamboo Paper, a one-of-a-kind salvaged wood cover scrapbook, and glass vial of Alabama dirt.

Every book was printed exclusively in full-color on beautiful, 60% post-consumer, chlorine-free, FSC Certified, Ancient Forest Friendly matte paper that was manufactured with electricity that’s offset with renewable energy certificates using soy and/or vegetable-based inks only.

For a 00:59 video on the stenciling process, go here.

Production Lesson(s)

The print run was going to be 75 but with the hand-stencil being applied, we ordered extra copies in case we screwed any up along the way! In order to better our chances, we ordered extra paper samples and tested both the colors and the stencils themselves beforehand. This put us in good form where we only deemed 1 copy of the final, stenciled books unsellable. Because of that we were able to sell a few extra copies to those who had missed the funding deadline.”

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

April 25, 2014

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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

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.

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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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