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8 hours

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

4 in × 4 in

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Paper Stock


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1, black




Public Gothic


As of late we have received a slew of graduation announcements here at UCllc, and while I was not privy to the practice when my graduation came around I am happy to see the various make-shift solutions students are coming up with as they face production, budget, and personality challenges.

Even though I have a huge respect for traditional invitation designs, I didn’t want to make my announcements seem overtly formal. Most of my friends and family are pretty laid back. Therefore, I decided to make my Graduation Announcements into coasters. This way when we all got together, we had something to put our drinks on.

The one thing I wish I had known before starting this project, was how crucial printer settings can be. I’ve used different types of paper, double printed, and done any trick imaginable to make inkjet printing look better. However this time it really came down to messing with the right settings so that the coasters would print slow enough for them to soak up the ink without it bleeding everywhere.

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

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August 24, 2011


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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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