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Four Minutes to Midnight Issue 13

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Production Method

Offset
Silkscreen

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Design

LOKi design

Documentation photos by Julie Langenegger Lachance

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Printing

Kata Soho

Montreal-based Loki Design publishes Four Minutes to Midnight—an experimental literary arts zine—as self-promotion. This edition features an eclectic gathering of international contributors, which is symbolized by the combination of multiple different paper stocks and inks.
 

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

500


Production Cost


Production Time

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

4.825 × 7.75 in.


Page Count

150


Paper Stock

Cascades / Enviro 100
Neenah / Astrobrites / Eclipse Noir
Neenah / Royal Sundance / Natural
Neenah / Classic Toile / Cover


Number of Colors

4/2/1

Varnishes


Binding

Perfect


Typography

Akkurat
Mercury

This piece is available for purchase for $22


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Project Description

Four Minutes to Midnight is an experimental literary arts zine that works at the intersection of typography, poetics and radical politics. The thirteenth issue features visual art, writing and design from a diverse host of local and international contributors, including the Dutch design studio Experimental Jetset, performance artist and author Jacob Wren, Montreal photographer Vo Thien Viet, Toronto writer and editor Hilary Rexe, and the Montreal artist and collagist Madame Gilles.

Production Lesson(s)

The amount of different stocks and inks used, and how it was spread through the issue, required some complex collating. Good communication and proofing with the printers was key. Given a tight deadline, I settled with a thinner paper for the photographic reproductions. The show through on offset is far greater than on digital proofs”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

July 8, 2014

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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

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

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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