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Here are the best print projects from January to June of 2014. Will post the second one next week and we will be back with our regular programming on January 5, 2015.

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12 — F*cking Lovely

Swearing + Script + Gold Foil will always get my vote.

Production Method

Foil stamp

Design

Chase Turberville

Printing

Mama's Sauce

Lead Image F*cking Lovely ---

11 — George M. Pullman Foundation Annual Report

The track tearaway on the cover is catchy and the small pages inside enliven this annual report.

Production Method

Offset

Design

Nicole and Mike McQuade

Printing

Classic Color

Lead Image George M. Pullman Foundation Annual Report ---

10 — Arts Connect Booklet

The sewn binding on this is great, and the black thread plays off really well from the 2-color print job.

Production Method

Lithography

Design

Claire Hartley

Printing

Pinstripe

Lead Image Arts Connect Booklet ---

9 — Letterpress Perpetual Calendar by Familia Plómez

Printing with actual wood type is nothing new but, here, the font choice and canvas format go perfectly well together.

Production Method

Letterpress

Design

Familia Plómez

Printing

Familia Plómez

Lead Image Letterpress Perpetual Calendar by Familia Plómez ---

8 — The Very Merry Christmas Paper Pack

This is Holiday cheer at its typographic best, with every inch of these wrapping papers, postcards, and gift cards covered in 1- or 2-color goodness.

Production Method

Rubber stamp
Silkscreen

Design

Jeff Rogers

Printing

Vahalla Studios

Lead Image The Very Merry Christmas Paper Pack ---

7 — University of Hartford Viewbook

This one is a little hard to appreciate in photos, but the multiple page sizes and wild combination of type and photo styles make for a very groovy viewbook.

Production Method

Offset

Design

160over90

Printing

Epic Litho

Lead Image University of Hartford Viewbook ---

6 — Mashrabiya Notebooks & Bookmark for Zeri Crafts

A great laser-cut pattern cover and gold-edged pages will have you questioning whether you really want to doodle on these beauties.

Production Method

Laser-Cut
Offset

Design

Mayúscula Brands

Printing

Arts Gràfiques Orient

Lead Image Mashrabiya Notebooks & Bookmark for Zeri Crafts ---

5 — MMXIV: Star Chart Calendar

I enjoy almost every obsessive project, as is the case with this recreated star chart. Add to that great typography, great stock choice, and great printing, and, well, you have a great project.

Production Method

Silkscreen

Design

Ethan Allen Smith

Printing

Fairweather Press

Lead Image MMXIV: Star Chart Calendar ---

4 — Typeforce 3

Pink pages? Check. Complex emboss? Check? Tearaway cover? Check. Gold foil? Check. Awesomeness? Check.

Production Method

Emboss
Foil stamp
Offset

Design

Firebelly Design

Printing

Graphic Arts Studio Inc.

Lead Image Typeforce 3 ---

3 — Camp TeePee Wedding Invitation Collateral

At the intersection of Wes Anderson, letterpress, and Kinko’s printing lies this wedding invitation that’s all kinds of quirky fun.

Production Method

Letterpress
Rubber stamp

Design

Guts & Glory

Printing

Cranky Pressman

Lead Image Camp TeePee Wedding Invitation Collateral ---

2 — Secrets of the Barguzin Skeleton

As awesome as the hidden UV ink and the included lamp are, what makes this book more impressive is its girth and ability to maintain great layouts through 496 pages using only 2-color printing.

Production Method

Offset

Design

Marton Borzak

Printing

GyomaPress

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1 — The Belafonte Poster

Amazingly detailed and beautifully illustrated this 4-color silkscreen print is a feat of color separation and printing that pays proper homage to one of the quirkiest movies around.

Production Method

Silkscreen

Design

Alex Pearson

Printing

Baker Prints

Lead Image The Belafonte Poster ---

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December 22, 2014

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UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…


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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