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Nostalgic illustrations in 3-color letterpress acknowledge the oh-so-worth-it frustrations of the holidays with love and warmth. 

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Client

Everlovin' Press


Quantity Produced

250


Production Cost


Production Time

1 month

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

4.125 × 5.5 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Coronado / Bright White / Vellum Finish / 130
French Paper Co. / Grout Grey / Envelopes


Number of Colors

3

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Futura Bold Futura Book Monotype Modern Wide Italic

This piece is available for purchase for $16


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Project Description

Inspired by the artifice and sentimentality of vintage Christmas decoration packaging, these cards are a collaboration between illustrator Tom Froese and letterpress printer Everlovin' Press. Simplistic and idiosynchratic illustrations aim to impart the real spirit of the holidays–ephemerality and disappointment with a tinge of that particular frustration that accompanies trying to put your string of lights back in the box the way they came.  The set includes four notecards, each with a unique illustration. Each card is also available as a single.

Production Lesson(s)

I used Futura Book at 5pt for some text on the packaging, which ended up turning out a bit too thin in print. I'd probably just use bold. I also feel that the Grout Grey of the envelopes was just a tad too light to feel different from the white stock of the cards–I'd go for something a little darker, but which still made for decent visibility of the address when written on the front.”

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

December 15, 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.

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Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

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Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

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Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

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