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Nathan Eldridge

Quantity Produced


Production Cost


Production Time

1.5 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5 in × 7 in × 1 in

Page Count


Paper Stock

Mohawk Options 130 lb DTC
French Muscletone Black

Number of Colors

CMYK + Metallic Silver



Hand bound with rubber bands


Franklin Gothic

This piece is available for purchase for $50 (Plus Shipping + Handling)

Like the comfort of unrolling a newspaper at the end of a long day, but without all the pesky words, this unbound collection of Nathan Eldridge’s portraits feels like the perfect opportunity to unwind.

Nathan Eldridge has been shooting images with a simple backdrop and lighting setup for the past 8 years, and had a grant to turn his work into a book. We decided to leave the pages unbound to feel like a collection of portraits, and to allow people to frame single images if they like. I really like the ground we found somewhere between “Art Book” and “Municipal Record.”

We got great results from the indigo on Mohawk Options. Printing rich blacks really looks gorgeous. Also, there is a wide, wide, world of rubber band sizes. I worked with a company called Dykema Rubber Bands to try over 12 different sizes before we found the perfect fit.

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Portraits of the Public Book


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Sean Wilkinson, Might & Main



Cover: Dunstan Press
Body: Edison Press

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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Kelly Cree

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

March 8, 2012


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