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Quantity Produced


Production Cost

About 5 Bucks

Production Time

An Afternoon

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5.5 in × 3.5 in

Page Count


Paper Stock

Red River, 2-Sided Matte, 50 lb

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Austin, Texas citizen Karl Hébert has been living with his wife in France for a while and, well, they miss their families and their families miss them. So he did what everyone living abroad does: Fired up his Epson and put together an 8-page, saddle-stitched booklet, all from the comfort of France. The booklet includes “A message to the fam letting them know everything is A-OK, a chart showing the things we miss the most in order of less missed to most missed, and a cute little poem my wife wrote about Big Texas thunderstorms.”

While we regularly feature larger print runs here on FPO we are not beyond celebrating the home-made, especially if it gives anyone here some ideas of their own. Plus, in my experience, saddle-stitching by hand is far more challenging than putting it through a bindery machine, and it looks like Karl is pretty good at nailing that staple right through the middle. And you have to love the rough silkscreen effect on the illustrations.

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

March 24, 2010


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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 Bloomington, IN. More…

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