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DEAR Vol 1: Lost & Found

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Production Method

Offset

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Design

Do Not Design

Curated by: Yanda
Creative Director: Yanda
Designer: Lim Yu Shan
Editor: Shena Chan

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Printing

AlsOdoMinie

Designed and published by Singapore-based firm Do Not Design, DEAR celebrates the oddities and humor of everyday life. Die-cut and assembled to cause readers to question the meanings of commonplace symbols, the cover of this inaugural issue drives home the unifying concept of “Lost & Found”. 

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Client

Self Promotion


Quantity Produced

1,000


Production Cost


Production Time

1 month

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

8.6 × 12 × 0.6 in.


Page Count

182


Paper Stock

SuedeTex Ivory 252gsm / Book Cream 80gsm


Number of Colors

5

Varnishes


Binding

Exposed Thread-sewn


Typography

This piece is available for purchase for $40


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Project Description

DEAR is a zine that collects, archives and immortalises in print, all things fun and unique. From casual conversations to visual essays that aim to assault your senses, to basically anything that piques our curiosity, DEAR celebrates the unusual and the interesting in the spirit of fun. With a healthy pinch of humour and just a dash of seriousness,  DEAR is for the everyday person who wishes to uncover the little oddities in everyday life.

For our inaugural issue, we visit nostalgia by exploring the theme Lost and Found in our salad-bowl of a nation, Singapore. Mixed cultures, forgotten identities and the quest for meaning in retrospection are uncovered and probed into by contributing artists Ang Song Nian, Aik Beng Chia, Caleb Ming, Cleo Tsw, Debbie Ong Gie, Ernest Goh, Esther Goh, GT Gan, John Clang, John Nursalim and Yang Tan.

The theme Lost and Found was the main focus of the cover design. A noisy mass of text created through the removal of word spaces, die-cuts and overlaps presents itself as a chunk of letterforms, albeit so familiar to us, in a disorientating, and uncomfortable fashion. Words and meaning are lost at first glance, but later found again upon careful inspection.

Production Lesson(s)

Was very used to doing publication that can fit 4 spreads on one big sheet, counting 16 pages as one signature but this was bigger and didn't realized it can only fit 12 pages on one big sheet. Production cost could have be cheaper a bit but was a good lesson learnt.”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

July 13, 2015

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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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