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FACTOR 2013-14 Annual Report

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Production Method

Risograph

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Design

ALSO Collective

Designers: Ansel Schmidt, David Schnitman
Developer: Bohdan Anderson
Art Directors: Antonio Lennert, Symon Oliver

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Printing

Colour Code Printing

The benefit of laying flat often does not outweigh the cheap appearance of coil binding, but in the case of this 2-color, risograph printed annual report for FACTOR, The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings, the designers at ALSO Collective took the time to make sure the binding did not appear as an afterthought.  

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Client

The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR)


Quantity Produced

120


Production Cost

$2,600


Production Time

3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)


Page Count

92


Paper Stock


Number of Colors

2

Varnishes


Binding

Screenprinted Cerlox/Comb Binding


Typography

Lyon Text
Aperçu

 


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Project Description

The Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records (FACTOR) is a private non-profit organization that helps fund Canadian musicians through various programs. Their 2013-2014 Annual Report details how the organization oversaw applications, distributed funding, managed programs, and sponsored events. The diversity of FACTOR's efforts are displayed through a variety of visualization techniques throughout the book, including: proportional symbol mapping, matrix diagrams, scatter plots, illustrative infographics, bar charts, and tables. The report was printed using a two-tone Risograph printing method. The structure of the book is multifaceted, and includes various formats, and fold outs. The book has been bound with a custom printed cerlox spine to allow the book to lay flat for optimal viewing of visualizations, and charts.

Production Lesson(s)

There were many production challenges to this project. However, the one that impacted us most was the binding technique. We wanted the book to lay flat when open. This would ensure that no content would be lost in the gutter, and the book would be functional within a meeting context. The production budget was too small for us to consider stitched styles of binding, which pushed us to use cerlox (or comb) binding. Cerlox is fast and cheap; the problem is that it feels fast and cheap. We did not want the binding to seem like a cheap afterthought, so we explored our options, tracked down coloured cerlox, and a printer who would screen print onto them. It sounds easy, but it was quite a process to arrive at a solution. The lesson learned here, is that just because a solution saves on production costs, it may not save on design hours. Always do a cost to benefit exercise, and find out if the savings are creating costs elsewhere.”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

October 17, 2014

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Filed Under

Annual Reports
Risograph

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