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LOVE Stamp Print

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Production Method

Letterpress

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Design

Mike Smith

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Printing

M.C. Pressure

Love. In this case, love of a designer for the new letterpress he purchased and is now experimenting with. Love from the designer for the craft from idea to finished product, and the growing understanding of the process and its challenges.
 

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Client

Mike Smith × M.C. Pressure


Quantity Produced

50


Production Cost

$187


Production Time

10 Days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

8 × 10 in.


Page Count


Paper Stock

French Paper Co. / Pure White / 140C


Number of Colors

3

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

This piece is available for purchase for $20


LOVE Stamp Print
LOVE Stamp Print
LOVE Stamp Print
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Project Description

I recently worked on a project with designer Mike Smith of Smith and Diction. It is an 8x10 inch print of a well known design of his, a stamp that reads, "LOVE". It is the first of an ongoing series of prints that I am working on with other talented designers that want to use the medium of letterpress, but might not have the chance because of its price point to access. I recently was able to purchase my largest press to date, a 12 × 18 inch Kluge Letterpress. It also gives me an opportunity to learn my press better! The print is available for sale for those who are interested. This is printed on French Paper Co. 140# Cover Pure White, and printed in 3 colors.

Production Lesson(s)

Large floods of color are tricky to achieve consistently with letterpress. Though the press can accommodate a larger sheet, it can only hold a finite amount of ink (I am still working out some of the kinks in inking large surfaces, though I now know a lot more!). ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

August 17, 2016

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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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