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The Design Director of the Obama campaign has collaborated with artists and designers to create a book of art & design from the historic campaign.
1,312 backers pledged $84,613 to help bring this project to life.

Printing the Book

Posted by Scott Thomas (Creator)

Hello Kicksters,

I want to send a quick update from Concord, New Hampshire where I have been spending the week watching the book come off the press at Capital Offset. We've been making steady progress on the 21 signatures that make up the book. Ensuring the print quality and colors are spot on. After writing, designing, proofing, editing, producing, and everything else which went into this it's amazing to see the book come together.

I wanted to share the process with you so I put together a little video, you can view below. (For those that are curious the soundtrack is The XX)

I have also posted a set of photos to flickr.

The printing should be finalized this week and the printed pages will be sent to the Acme Binding next week where the signatures will be stitched, sewn together, and glued to the covers.

Thanks again for all of your support! I'll be keeping of you posted with the progress.

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    1. Alex Evans on

      scott, set up a table somewhere in NYC and sign them for us !

    2. Roger Penguino
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      Beautiful work, cannot wait to have it in my hands!

    3. Katie Evans on

      I am SO excited for this! I can't wait to look at it in real life!!

    4. Svenja Sund on

      Wow! This is so cool and very impressive to see! Can't wait to have the real book in my hands. :-)
      Thanks so much for sharing and keeping us involved! Very nice!

    5. Charis Tsevis on

      Thanks for the update, Scott. This book but also the production way that you have chosen is really historic. Cannot wait to have it. Keep up the good work.

    6. Tony Goff on

      Very nice, I pledged towards this months ago...do I need to do anything else or will you just ship it nearer the time? I can't remember if this site took my address details?

    7. Max Estes on

      Lookin' good! Great work.

    8. Jade Tang on

      Thanks for the update Scott! Super excited!

      I'm interested (a lil scared) to know how much it'll cost be to sent to New Zealand... I thought that *maybe* you had brought a copy along with you when you came to speak at Webstock. Wishing hoping I know...

    9. Jodi Chen Gramigni on

      The book looks beautiful. And thank you for investigating the international shipping costs. Whatever you manage to work out is fine by me, I just can't wait to have the book!

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      nuno jacinto on

      By the way... where are the PDF versions? Will they be available before or by the time the books ship?

    11. Scott Thomas 3-time creator on

      Thanks for the kind remarks. I really appreciate it, a lot of work has gone into this production and at this point I can't wait to get it into all of your hand's.

    12. Scott Thomas 3-time creator on

      @David A. Knowles — I'll be revisiting the shipping costs when we are ready to ship. We've managed to determine if we freight the books to England and then send to everyone in the EU it will be a few dollars less than sending from USPS, but there are other serious logistical hurdles. Shipping internationally is not as rewarding as printing.

    13. Duda Marques on

      Trabalho sensacional, mal posso esperar para ter minha cópia - Outstanding work, can't wait to see my copy.

      Tks Thomas.

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      David A. Knowles on

      Great stuff....do we know what the final international shipping cost is going to be?

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      David A. Knowles on

      Great stuff....do we know what the final international shipping cost is going to be?

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      David A. Knowles on

      Great stuff....do we know what the final international shipping cost is going to be?

    17. Geremy Mumenthaler on

      How does it feel to be a father?

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      nuno jacinto on

      Niiice. Let the shipping begin!!! (sort of)
      Great job.

    19. Stuart Bowness on

      Beautiful work. I can't wait for my copy.

    20. Chris Messina on

      Terrific — can't wait. Impressive set of Heidelbergs there!

    21. peter cortez on

      very cool, thanks for sharing this Scott!

    22. sonesu on

      can't wait till it cross the atlantic ocean!! :)

    23. Andrew Cornett on

      Awesome, can't wait.

    24. James O'Brien on

      very cool, thanks for posting this Scott!

    25. Jason Jones on

      looking good! can't wait to hold it in my hands!

    26. Disa Johnson on

      Very excited to see my physical copy.

    27. Marcus Lynam on

      Scott, Good to see the progress, well done. Have you published the production specification for the book, It would be interesting to see. Best, Marcus.

    28. alyssa miserendino on

      you must be so excited to be there w a t c h i n g this happen. how awesome. thank you for sharing!