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Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5.75 in × 8.25 in

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Paper Stock

Cover: Savoy, 118 lb
Interior: Mohawk Options Vellum, 70 lb

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This piece is available for purchase for $18

Lettersketch was founded in 2011 by best friends Teela Cunningham (graphic designer) and Nina Roefaro (interior designer) who dreamed of starting something artistic together. Sketchbooks have always been an important part in both of their design lives; a record of our growth, of thoughts, who they were before today, all making a mark with graphite on paper.

Our purpose was to create something we could feel responsible for, environmentally and aesthetically. We like subtlety with a focus, so we knew blind impression was the direction we wanted to go, and throwing in some pops of red seemed like a no brainer. Our sketchbooks are entirely USA made with a beautiful cotton stock cover and FSC certified (made with windpower!) interior stock. Each sketchbook comes with a hand stamped 100% cotton pouch, and because we like working with our hands, we threw in a red carpenter’s pencil, hot stamped with our logo in white - the pencil most commonly sharpened by hand.

When we first came up with our idea, the plan was to letterpress the covers. After discussing the project with our printer, we learned a lot about the difference between letterpressing with a cold polymer plate vs. debossing with heat and a copper plate. Obviously going the copper route was more expensive (you’re charged per square inch for the plate), but these plates will last and last (making future jobs much cheaper), while a cold polymer plate’s lifespan is limited. Using the copper plate also allowed for deeper, crisper impressions—our greatest concern because everything about our idea relied on the tactile experiences our customers would get. We were stoked with how everything came out, and still love running our digits across them!

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

March 1, 2012


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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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