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Performance Space

Quantity Produced


Production Cost

Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

74 mm × 105 mm (2.91 in × 4.13 in)

Page Count


Paper Stock

Pacesetter Uncoated

Number of Colors

1 spot ink, black



Burst binding


Adobe Garamond and hand drawn typeface


When you have been working with a client for more than ten years, a few things can happen. You develop a sort of formula that makes all the projects work, or the work gets stale without anyone realizing this is happening, or you manage to keep it fresh year after year. This final option seems to be the outcome of the work Boccalatte put forth for Performance Space this year.

Our aim was to produce a program guide for Performance Space that would seduce people to pick up, take home, read and carry around. Rather than it being just a flyer/program, we suggested that it become a zine, a place where audience can speak back to Performance Space by submitting their writing and artwork to a blog we created. The idea was to involve/interact the audience not only with the end product, but also in the process of design. The A7 size saved the client money and really cut-through marketing clutter and has become a collectable. The use of a single ink was due to a limited budget, but also tied in with the ideals of Performance Space which are being lo-fi and experimental.

Of course, few projects come without challenges:

The main challenge was dealing with how type/information, would fit on small sized pages. It was important to limit word count and also deal with how information graphics would be designed to save space (see calendar image).

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Arti direction: Suzanne Boccalatte
Design: Alexandra De Bonis
Cover design: Agatha Gothe-Snape



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This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

March 29, 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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