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Lead Image

INCH × INCH Sponsor Button Pack

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Production Method

Letterpress

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Design

INCH × INCH

Co-owner/Art Director/Designer: Bob Ewing, Drew Hill

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Printing

Mama's Sauce

What began as a passion project for designers Bob Ewing and Drew Hill now ships over 500 button packs per month. Originally stamped, sorted, bagged, stapled, glued, and stuffed all by hand, the duo has been forced to explore less time consuming finishing techniques to keep up with demand. 

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

5,000


Production Cost


Production Time

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Packaging:3.5 × 5 in.
Sponsor Letterpress Buttons: 1 × 1 in.


Page Count


Paper Stock

French Paper / Pop-Tone / Lemon Drop / 100 C


Number of Colors

1

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Handlettering
Gotham Rounded

This piece is available for purchase for $30.00


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Project Description

We are a monthly 1-inch button club and we exist to support youth art education. Each month members receive three 1-inch buttons in the mail designed by a different featured artist. All of our buttons come in this packaging, which we version out with a stamp on the back. As a thank you to our sponsors and members, we send out these limited edition letterpress sponsor button packs when you sign up.

Our aesthetic is vintage industrial design with a heavy school house vibe, which ties into our youth art education cause.

Production Lesson(s)

It is important to think about scale when you are designing for a project such as this. This little passion project has grown faster than we could have imagined, we are currently shipping over 500 button packs to members in 42 states and 9 countries each month. While we love all the stamps, it has become very time consuming each month to stamp, sort, bag, staple, glue and stuff the packages into their envelopes. We have just recently started offset printing our envelopes, which cuts down on our production time by a at least a few hours each month. We are constantly looking for ways to expedite this whole process, while making sure we don't sacrifice our vision and quality of the product.”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

November 4, 2015

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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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