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Why should you be limited by the size of the press? By brainstorming with the printing team a solution was devised to get that which was wanted but seemed impossible, when it comes to the LP package. 

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Client

The Current


Quantity Produced

1,000 LPs
10,000 CDs


Production Cost


Production Time

2-3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)


Page Count


Paper Stock

Mohawk / Loop Smooth / Ivory / 160 C
Gatefold LP Jackets
Gatefold CD Jackets
CD Bundle Sleeve


Number of Colors

3

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Bicyclette
Sentinel
Knockout

 


Live Current Vol.10 + Cover to Cover Album Artwork
Live Current Vol.10 + Cover to Cover Album Artwork
Live Current Vol.10 + Cover to Cover Album Artwork
Live Current Vol.10 + Cover to Cover Album Artwork
Live Current Vol.10 + Cover to Cover Album Artwork
Live Current Vol.10 + Cover to Cover Album Artwork
Live Current Vol.10 + Cover to Cover Album Artwork
Live Current Vol.10 + Cover to Cover Album Artwork
Live Current Vol.10 + Cover to Cover Album Artwork
Live Current Vol.10 + Cover to Cover Album Artwork
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Project Description

For The Current's 10th anniversary they wanted to produce a special edition of the Live Current series. This year the Live Current album was accompanied by the Cover to Cover album; both of which needed to visually celebrate The Current's community of listeners. In response to the theme I created simplified, whimsical illustrations to show the life, energy, and emotion of The Current's community. The paired down illustrations are made up of 3 spot colors and take advantage of overprinting. All that considered, letterpress was the perfect way to print the vinyl and CD jackets.

Production Lesson(s)

Due to the size of the substrate needed and the size limitations letterpress machines can print, we couldn't run the LP jackets on a single sheet. After some experimenting Studio on Fire figured that we could break the piece into two separate sheets then print, cut, glue and fold them together to get the final double-pocket gatefold jackets. ”

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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

March 9, 2017

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CD Packaging
Letterpress

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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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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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