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Production Time

2 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

3.5 in × 4.5 in

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Paper Stock

Cover: Cougar Natural, 80 lb Cover
Body: Cougar Natural, 70 lb Text

Number of Colors

2 Spot (485, Black)



Saddle stitch




Most conference name badges are as appealing as the patterns on the floor rugs of convention centers and most conference programs are disposable once the event has ended. Neither is the case with the name badge or the program that Good Apples created for the first TEDxBoulder conference. In part this is because they are one and the same thing. The program is relatively tiny, at 3.5 by 4.5 inches, and it comes saddle-stitched inside a lovely letterpressed wraparound cover that acts as the name badge where people simply write their name on it.

The collateral was created to promote and be distributed at the inaugural TEDxBoulder conference. We were required to work within the brand guidelines provided by TED, but wanted to create something that felt distinct from the parent conference. By extracting the “x” from the logomark and using it as a visual element throughout the pieces we were able to implement a simple solution that adhered to the guidelines provided by TED but felt unique to the Boulder event.

What’s amazing is that it definitely feels on brand with the TED events yet the designers found a great way to make it their own. Even the rough, red string to put the program/badge around your neck is nicer than anything I’ve worn at past conferences.

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TEDxBoulder Program and Badge


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Good Apples
Design: Justin Fuller, Daniel Braha
Project Management: Daniel Storch



Letterpress: SmokeproofPress
Program inside pages: Estey Printing

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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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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October 28, 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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