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“Mister F” Letterpress Mini-book


Production Method




Angel Bomb

Todd Thyberg - Designer, Illustrator, Printer



Angel Bomb

Expertly printed and able to fit in the palm of your hand when closed, this book is charming and fun to peruse.  




Quantity Produced


Production Cost

Production Time

4 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

2 × 3.25 × .5 in.

Page Count


Paper Stock

Gmund  / Heidi / Faded Grey / 126# C
Gmund / Heidi / Dull Black / 196# C

Number of Colors




Accordion bound - glued


Hand lettered title
Ugly Qua Regular
Ugly Qua Italic

This piece is available for purchase for $40

Mister F letterpress mini-book
Mister F letterpress mini-book
Mister F letterpress mini-book

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Project Description

There was a horror themed gallery show titled, "It's Alive" celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’€™s "Frankenstein" and I wanted to enter. Having grown up reading classic horror tales from Lovecraft and Poe, I knew I wanted to create a book that was a compact retelling of "Frankenstein". I’d had my eyes on a vintage cigarette machine so I had the idea to create a very small book that fit inside a cigarette-sized box, allowing people to vend the book themselves. I developed an accordion fold book that fit inside a custom box designed to look like a leather-bound book.

Production Lesson(s)

Pre-planning and making lots of mockups is key when making a book. Determining score lines and dimensions of the folded pages is key, especially when making an accordion fold. ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

August 4, 2017


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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…

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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.

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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.


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