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0 37signals Holiday Book 2012

January 15, 2013 — 10:04 pm

The employees of 37signals remembered my craft in creating the holiday gifts they received in 2011. They came to me with the task of designing and crafting the holiday gift they would give the co-founders of 37signals in 2012.

I designed and bound an edition of two books that featured spreads of words and images created by each of the employees. Again, it was a great experience to work on such a tangible, traditional product for such a technology-driven company.

See more photos of the finished piece and the process here.

0 37signals Holiday Gift

December 22, 2011 — 10:00 am

I’ve been living and working in Chicago for nearly six months now. Just last week I finished up a project at work where I had a large role in producing the holiday gift that 37signals would be giving their employees. This project included making 40 custom boxes out of old travel books and letterpress printing envelopes and book plates on a C&P and a two color map on a showcard press. After all the pieces were produced, the entire package was assembled and shipped. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to use my bookmaking skills and craft to produce a handmade product for such a technology driven company.

The video above was put together by Shaun Hildner of 37signals to document the process. Check out 37signals blog post about the project too!