Table Talk


Inspired by the sweet interactions of the family, SWOON [The Studio] used simple materials and a pulled-back design to support the strong story told in this limited-edition self-promotional book for photographer Dick Patrick.

The idea of gathering and cooking, creating timeless memories in a quaint, light-filled setting comes across beautifully through the visually stunning photographs, the cotton-soft texture of Lettra paper and the evocative copywriting that carry us through the pages.

All of the carefully chosen elements convey an intimate handcrafted quality — a recycled chipboard exterior envelope, the red elastic closure, the tissue wrapping printed with the same words that appear on the first page of the book, and the hand-numbered tags.

So many special details to admire here: the silkscreened copy on the outer envelope includes a tiny fork and spoon on the flaps, Singer-sewn binding with red thread set against the gentle cream color of the stock, a nuanced blind embossed cover title.

The overall intimate effect of the images and styling makes the piece feel like a special keepsake worthy of any coffee table.

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Project Details

Title Table Talk Client Dick Patrick Studios Date April 2014 Design SWOON, The studio Print Texas Graphics Resource, Dallas, TX
Color Dynamics, Allen, TX
Paper Neenah Eames Diffused White 50 lb. Text; Neenah's Crane Lettra Pearl 110 lb. Cover, 80 lb. Text; Uline Kraft Stay Flat Mailer, Khaki Tissue paper

Production Details

Dimensions 7" x 9" Page Count 28 Print Quantity 500 Production Cost $20,000 Production Time 2 weeks Printing Method Digital, silk screen,
blind emboss
Number of Colors CP digital, spot gloss
UV silk screen
Finishing and Binding Special handwork


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