Shed Lab Sketchbooks

We love these sketch books from Shed Labs.  Utilitarian in design and function, they combined the best of both worlds when it comes to paper. By using a premium sheet for the cover and an economy grade for the pages, they got a big bang for their buck.

In our opinion they chose the perfect cover stock for this design – French Construction. This paper represents the rewards of “hard work.”  The covers are printed on 100# Steel Blue, Factory Orange and Safety Green. Since the piece only requires one sheet of cover, it makes sense to splurge here given the size of the product (3.75″ x 5.25″ finished). The one consideration we’d stress is to make note of the grain direction since scoring is required and this is 100# cover stock. The guts are printed on 60# Text Lynx Opaque Ultra from Domtar – a dependable yet budget friendly choice.

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To achieve the white color on the cover, they mixed varnish with a subtle gray – very clever. Additionally, the books were designed as a continuous piece of art – so one begins where the last one left off. Interested in learning more about pieces like this? Join Parse & Parcel and sign up to receive The Parcel.

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