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Print Prologue Notebooks — First Edition

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Production Method

Letterpress

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Design

A Civil Fox

Creative Direction: Carissa & Paul Hempton
Art Direction & Design: Carissa Hempton

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Printing

Workhorse Printmakers (covers)

Wanting to inform and create something with meaning for creatives, the team behind this varied notebook had a few lessons in store (read sidebar) before making the product available to all. But they did not let that get them down, the learned, they fixed, and they moved forward. 

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

200 each


Production Cost


Production Time

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5  ×  7 ×  in.


Page Count

96 + Cover


Paper Stock

Various


Number of Colors

Cover: 1-color (black-€”foil, ink) /
Interior: 1-color (light black-€”dry ink toner)

Varnishes


Binding

Perfect Bind


Typography

Amino

This piece is available for purchase for $16


Print Prologue Notebooks -- First Edition
Print Prologue Notebooks -- First Edition
Print Prologue Notebooks -- First Edition
Print Prologue Notebooks -- First Edition
Print Prologue Notebooks -- First Edition
Print Prologue Notebooks -- First Edition
Print Prologue Notebooks -- First Edition
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Project Description

When we set out to make notebooks we wanted them to have an informative aspect. We figured if we're going to make yet another design-y notebook for creatives why not inform, educate, and celebrate the process of design and the details that make print special. These discussions lead to a ton of content which now makes up the Print Prologue guide. Our hope is that the notebooks, the guide and a future app can help serve as tools for emerging designers, small business leaders or even occasional reference for experienced designers.

Each Print Prologue notebook edition has a unique cover produced by varying print methods. On the front, you'll find the distinct print specifications of each book—ranging from the size, paper color, paper weight and machine by which the cover was printed.

Production Lesson(s)

We learned so many things from these first three notebook editions. The biggest lesson revolved around the binding method and page-to-page registration. Each notebook cover has a thumb index that corresponds to printed tabs on the page edges. During an initial bindery check, we determined that binding with folded signatures would not allow for the page-to-page registration required for the interior dot grid and printed tabs to align. A reprint was necessary and this time, it was suggested that the interior pages print and collated digitally. But changing the interior pages meant reprinting our covers so that the included print specifications reflected the new interior method. Two interior and cover reprints later, we're much more knowledgeable about our perfect binding options and one step closer to a much smoother edition-two print run.”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

April 18, 2016

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FPO (For Print Only), is a division of UnderConsideration, celebrating the reality that print is not dead by showcasing the most compelling printed projects.

FPO uses Fonts.com to render Siseriff and Avenir Next.

FPO is run with Six Apart’s MovableType

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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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