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Wrapped Journals


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Wrapped LLC



I have a big stack of journals waiting to be used on a shelf behind my desk, but I would not mind adding a couple of these colorful books into the mix to spice things up—craving them like a bowl of sour jelly beans. 




Quantity Produced

1,000 of each design

Production Cost

Production Time

1 month

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5.25 × 8.5 in

Page Count

240 pages

Paper Stock

Text pages: 50# Text
End Sheets: 100# Cover
Cover: 80# Text

Number of Colors



1.5 mil matte laminate


Smyth sewn hard cover


This piece is available for purchase for $18.00 + shipping

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Project Description

Six months ago my friend Sam and I started a small design company called Wrapped out of the back of my father's studio. Our idea was to produce high-end, art-inspired wrapping paper. We began with a few designs based on my father's paint splattered worktables and images from his studio and produced our first collection called Venice. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into when we began, but the incredible feedback and support from our friends, family, and customers has given us the courage to continue growing and creating a body of work we can be proud of. We built the Wrapped journals by hand, one book at a time. Before we laid anything out in a computer, we created 50 prototypes, cut and pasted from just about every printed image we had around. We mixed and matched artwork until we came up with the perfect combination of interior/exterior pairings. Then we photographed the prototypes and prepared the source images in graphic design software for production.

Production Lesson(s)

We learned that the printing industry within the US is alive and well if you're willing to spend time searching our quality manufacturers. When we started this project we were told that it would be physically impossible to produce these journals within the US. ¬†With a lot of hard work and dedication we were able to find a printer and a binder that could produce a beautifully crafted product at a competitive price.”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

March 28, 2013


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About UnderConsideration

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…

blogs we publish

Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.

Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

products we sell

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.


Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

UCllc News / Updates on what's going at the corporate level of UnderConsideration.

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