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Taking DIY to a higher level, Andy set out to design and produce his own identity materials when he started his solo practice. He did not let letterpressing, duplexing, silkscreening, collating, or any other of the many steps involved in his full kit of materials get the best of him—he surely made the best use of his resources. 

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Client

Self-Promotion


Quantity Produced


Production Cost


Production Time

3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Business cards: 2.25 × 3.5  in.
Sketchbooks: 5.25 × 7.5 in.


Page Count


Paper Stock

Reich / Savoy / Bright White / 236#
French / Pop-Tone / Red Hot / 100#
Domtar / Cougar / White / 100#


Number of Colors

2

Varnishes


Binding

Saddle-stitch


Typography

Antenna
Quadon
Industry

 


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Project Description

As I made the jump to full-time freelancing, I knew it was important for me to take an honest look at who I am and what I offer —” and figure out how I can better express that. I wanted my personal identity system to showcase my range skills and interests —€” my passion for ideas and strategies, my love of design and aesthetics, and my dedication to craft. I designed and produced all of the materials myself —€” duplexing paper by hand, letterpress printing business cards, screen printing t-shirts, binding sketchbooks from make-ready posters, and also coding my web site. It was a hell of a lot of work, but seeing it all together, it does feel like a good summation of the last few years of my life.

Production Lesson(s)

So many things! But for starters: (1) you can duplex your own paper with some book binding glue, a hand brayer, and a little patience; (2) If you want to get a deep bite on a letterpress, pull back your ink levels or your type will get smushy; (3) Silkscreening white ink on dark paper is way harder than dark ink on white paper. ”

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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

November 4, 2016

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Identity Materials
Letterpress
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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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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