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It’s no secret that I have a thing for books. I have more than I need, and more than I have read as my piles of “to read” keep growing. And this poster is a beautiful depiction of what my bookshelves look like—vertical, horizontal, mixed-up, and carefully placed. 



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Production Time

5 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

27.5 × 39.4 in.

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Paper Stock

Perrakis Paper / Munken Polar / White / 170gsm
Perrakis Paper / Conqueror-Connoisseur /  Soft White / 170gsm
Perrakis Paper / Curious Metallic  / Nude / 120gsm
Perrakis Paper / Reaction / 310gsm

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PF Square Sans Pro
Parachute Fonts

This piece is available for purchase for €50

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Project Description

A poster dedicated to the space, where our favorite stories are kept safe. Our bookshelves shape our virtual "spaces", where the voices of our favorite authors and their characters are placed next to each other, creating in that way unique "maps" of stories. For every bookshelf there is a different navigation between the collective past, the imaginary future and our relevant experiences in the present.

Production Lesson(s)

We choose the method of screen printing in order to find a connection between the traditional book binding and printing techniques. The high resistibility in time makes a screenprinted poster a valuable artifact, just like a good old art book. The 70x100cm poster was screen printed with 2 colors on 10 main color combinations on a variety of papers and materials. In general we produced almost 40 different combinations of colors and paper in total of 100 + signed and numbered prints. That led to many limited editions and experimental results. The large format was decided, in order to achieve the maximum similarity with a real bookshelf size as possible. ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

July 5, 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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