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Passover Haggadah

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Production Method

Laser printer

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Design

Dani Balenson

Minai Chatani - Cohost and Food Stylist

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Printing

Laser printer at friend's office

When working on a project it is important to have lots of ideas. Often the success of the project lies in editing the grandiose in favor of the simple—such was the case in this DIY Haggadah. 

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Client

Self


Quantity Produced

25


Production Cost

100


Production Time

1 week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)


Page Count

30


Paper Stock

24lb Text
65lb Cover


Number of Colors

1

Varnishes


Binding

Hand-sewn


Typography

Circular

 


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Project Description

Seder is the focal point of the Passover holiday. It's a time to gather friends, family, and strangers, recount the Exodus story, and eat a whole lot of food - sans leavened bread. The Haggadah is the book that guides participants through all the steps leading up to the meal. They're usually not that well designed or very expensive to buy in sets.

As a cohost of a Seder this year, I made a set of Haggadahs that are easy to read, not too big to hold at a table laden with food plates, and inexpensive to produce. The books guide the evening's discussion around the parallels between biblical liberation and today's world, while questioning the kinds of freedoms that are presently taken for granted. Because of the importance of dialogue throughout the night, each cover has a drawing inspired by the weaving, back-and-forth nature of a long conversation.

Production Lesson(s)

I had a lot of grandiose ideas for what this Haggadah could be - fold-outs, pockets, alternating colored papers, transparencies, etc. But when I started writing and designing, it became clear that the book needed to encourage conversation rather than overpower it. The best solution for this purpose was to keep the printing and materials simple and straightforward. It didn't hurt to keep costs down either! ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

April 25, 2017

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