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Here are the best print projects from January to June of 2015. Will post the second one next week and we will be back with our regular programming on January 4, 2016.

Also: Part 2: Jul – Dec

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12 — We Made This Anniversary Brochure

A rainbow made out of ten different paper stocks will always get a project a spot on the best of year. Plus everything on the project is 10-related, making it an interesting solution to a self-imposed rule.

Production Method

Lithography

Design

We Made This

Printing

Benwells

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11 — Banned Books 2014 Poster

Projects that require 3D glasses can sometimes turn out gimmicky but on this print there is a groovy payoff between the currency-style graphics visible to the naked eye and the hip line-art revealed with the included decoder.

Production Method

Die-cut
Letterpress

Design

Spindletop Design

Printing

Workhorse Printmakers

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10 — Matière Noire Business Card

A little bondage action is going on in these hand-stringed business cards with a custom notch for the fashionable black string. The lovely icon and typography letterpressed seal the deal.

Production Method

Die-cut
Letterpress

Design

Burak Kaynak

Printing

That Sky Blue Stationery

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9 — Cranky Pressman Crank Letter

Letterpress is usually reserved for business cards and prints, not for a letter, but the medium works perfectly for this off-kilter and over the top missive from a cranky pressman railing against internet culture.

Production Method

Digital
Letterpress
Rubber stamp

Design

Graphite & Lead

Printing

Cranky Pressman

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8 — Charles S. Anderson at AIforGA Poster

Charles S. Anderson and team demonstrate why they are (and have always been) the reigning champions of clip-art graphics and registration tricks with this great set of white-and-gold-ink prints on their go-to stock, French Paper.

Production Method

Silkscreen

Design

Layout and Event Info: UnderConsideration
Poster: CSA Design

Printing

Industry Print Shop

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7 — Sanrun Mining Business Card

The design of the card itself is okay but the iridescent foil stamping on the edge of the cards is irresistible. The production trick isn’t gratuitous either as the company specializes in manganese excavation and mining.

Production Method

Foil stamp
Offset
Silkscreen

Design

Necon

Printing

Kolory24
Pakato

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6 — Festival 10 Sentidos Collateral

I am a big fan of mirror paper — we rocked it for Debbie Millman’s AIforGA poster last year — and, in this case, I really like the play of the brochures’s title with the imperfect reflection the paper generates. The chiseled typography helps sell the dimensional effect quite well.

Production Method

Offset

Design

Mr.Simon Design Studio

Printing

La Imprenta

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5 — Pamella Roland Invitation

Great paper, a creative fold, a perfect dose of foil stamping make this one of my favorite invitations, feeling more like a hand-made gift waiting to be open than a throwaway invitation.

Production Method

Digital
Foil stamp

Design

Conduit Studio

Printing

The Printery

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4 — The Grand Budapest Hotel Print

No one does the half-tone earthy overlay texturing better than Alex Pearson and this sprawling print for The Grand Budapest Hotel Print is as eccentric in its rendition as the movie.

Production Method

Silkscreen

Design

Alex Pearson

Printing

Baker Prints

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3 — Arjowiggins Creative Papers Bookmark

The award for most extreme use foil stamping goes to these bookmarks that echo layers of soil and clay and the such, giving them a gem-like presence.

Production Method

Emboss
Hot stamp

Design

The Bakery

Printing

Generation Press

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2 — Howdy Poster

Ben Barry’s patience and meticulousness pay off in this delicately laser-cut poster that greets you in his native Texan way.

Production Method

Laser-Cut

Design

Office of Ben Barry

Printing

Artifacture

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1 — Conversations on Finnish Art Education

At first glance, these books don’t look like much, with their unassuming serif typography and oddly-colored backgrounds but the hat trick is in the production. Each cover is unique and is “generated” on press by swirling the ink around directly on the screen right before the squeegee hits it. Some of the covers look downright haunting as chance and ink develop into funky scenes for readers to interpet.

Production Method

Offset
Silkscreen

Design

Merkitys

Printing

Mainos Oilio

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December 21, 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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