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Lead Image

More Trees, Please! Scout Books

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Production Method

Offset

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Design

Worthwhile Paper

Kristen Drozdowski, founder and designer

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Printing

Scout Books

Scout books have been around for a while now, and are a favorite with designers. This limited edition featuring beautiful illustrations, a feel-good message, and über-tight registration pines for your attention. 

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

200


Production Cost

$700


Production Time

10 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

3.5 ×  5 ×  in.


Page Count

32


Paper Stock


Number of Colors

3/1

Varnishes


Binding

Saddle-stitched with black staples


Typography

Gotham Book
Gotham Bold
Quatro
Hand lettering

This piece is available for purchase for From $4.95


More Trees, Please! Scout Books
More Trees, Please! Scout Books
More Trees, Please! Scout Books
More Trees, Please! Scout Books
More Trees, Please! Scout Books
More Trees, Please! Scout Books
More Trees, Please! Scout Books
More Trees, Please! Scout Books
More Trees, Please! Scout Books
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Project Description

We collaborated with illustrator Kristen Drozdowski of Worthwhile Paper on this limited edition notebook, which kicks off a new tree planting initiative. We worked with the National Forest Foundation to plant one tree for each notebook that we made!

Kristen created the illustration, and we worked together to choose the ink colors, interior page style, and staple colors. The notebooks were produced in our shop in Portland, OR, where we offset print everything in-house using vegetable-based inks and recycled materials. All our equipment runs on renewable energy. Kristen is committed to using sustainable practices and materials for her line as well, so the collaboration was a great fit!

You can learn more about this project and read some interview questions with Kristen here.

Production Lesson(s)

Working with rasterized images means no trapping, which meant we had to be extra careful when registering the different colors. Additionally, white ink is always a bit tricky on our chipboard stock, since offset ink is semitransparent. We really wanted it to pop here, so our press operator took extra care to clean the press and adjust the flow of ink so that we had maximum coverage.

We also learned that clear communication, and working with a like-minded collaborator, makes the process very smooth and easy.”

Post Author

Author Picture

Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

June 8, 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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About UnderConsideration

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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