Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Feedback Loop" Notebooks



Today is the day! As some of you know, I spent a couple of intense weeks over the summer making some special notebooks for a special cause. Well, they're being unveiled today on the Felt & Wire website as part of the Mohawk "Feedback Loop" Notebook Project. Twenty-five designer/printers were each asked to create 50 limited edition notebooks to raise funds for the Design Ignites Change program which helps high school students connect with mentors in the graphic arts industry and address social issues.

This was a dream project for me. The only constraints we had were to make the notebooks 6" x 8" with 64 pages each. Other than that, the sky was the limit. The kind folks at Mohawk sent each designer a swatchbook for their "Loop" line of papers and told us we could pick anything we wanted. Ooh, what to choose, what to choose?!

I went with a beautiful combination of mango and cypress double-thick covers for the outside of the notebooks, and a smooth, bright white text weight paper for the pages. I choose a repeating pattern of four-pointed black and silver stars (think "Catch a Falling Star"), and they sank deeply into the super thick covers with the letterpress printing technique. My final product is available here at this link.



There are so many fantastic designs in the bunch... it's fun to see what direction the other designers took, and what we had in common. I want one of each!

4 comments:

  1. They are so lovely - congratulations!!

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  2. So incredibly amazing Christy. But then everything you make is amazing!

    And I've just looked at all the other designs, and I'm not just saying this but yours really does stand out. I think I'll be adding it to my shopping cart. :)

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  3. these are quite beautiful, I love all the details.

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