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A stunning cover with a black and white offset photograph is amplified with a hit of red silkscreen for the title setting the tone for the rest of the elegant layout inside that allows the photographs to tell the story of the building. 

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

6


Production Cost

150


Production Time

1 month

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)


Page Count

80


Paper Stock

Mohawk / Superfine / Smooth / 120gsm
GF Smith / Colorplan / White Frost / 200 gsm


Number of Colors

3

Varnishes


Binding

Perfect Bind


Typography

Bembo
Futura

 


8 Million Stories in a Naked City
8 Million Stories in a Naked City
8 Million Stories in a Naked City
8 Million Stories in a Naked City
8 Million Stories in a Naked City
8 Million Stories in a Naked City
8 Million Stories in a Naked City
8 Million Stories in a Naked City
8 Million Stories in a Naked City
8 Million Stories in a Naked City
8 Million Stories in a Naked City
8 Million Stories in a Naked City
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Project Description

"8 Million Stories in a Naked City" is a book that gathers photos from a visit to the Heygate Estate before its demolition. This was a large housing estate located in Elephant & Castle, South London, and constructed in 1974. Forty years after its inception, it was demolished. Shortly after coming to the UK in 2013 we passed near the Heygate Estate, at the time already close to its demise, and we were amazed by the brutalist architecture of the large housing blocks, that intensified the emptiness of that vast space in the city centre. Knowing that it would soon be brought to the ground, we decided to register the last moments of the estate. We then decided to compile those photos in a book. More than being a recollection of those last days of the Heygate Estate, we wanted it to also be a reflection about its failure and urban emptiness in general.

Production Lesson(s)

When it comes to silkscreening, it is important to consider the paper stock that you are printing on and how the ink reacts to it. For the book cover, we were initially selecting an overly porous paper stock that was absorbing too much of the ink and thus not creating enough contrast with the image in the background. After a few tests we realized that we would be better off going for something that would enable us print a more opaque layer of ink.”

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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

June 28, 2016

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Filed Under

Books
Digital
Silkscreen

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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.

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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.

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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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