Cold Turkey Recipe Cards

These designers cooked up a lip-smackingly-good booklet by combining two of my favorite ingredients: Thanksgiving and letterpress. The result is a wire-o bound booklet of eight yummy recipes made from turkey-day leftovers.

Letterpress printed on Crane’s Lettra in PMS gray and yellow, the deboss effect on the 100% cotton paper is all handmade tactile goodness. The graphic nature of the front cover was skillfully executed with special care taken to lay the ink down in a certain order. Reverse-to-white type receives a boost of color (by way of the yellow illustration underneath) thanks to this technique.

Heavy weight stock for the pages (110 lb.) plus a solid chipboard back (dressed up with a debossed company logo) give the piece enough rigidity to stand up in the kitchen … literally. Flip the pages over the wire-o to the desired recipe and set the booklet up on the counter so you can easily read it while cooking.

The illustrations are café-style fun. The ingredient list and prep directions are eye pleasing. And best of all, you’d actually want to make these recipes. Excuse me while I try out the pumpkin pie milk shake …


Project Details

Title Cold Turkey Recipe Cards Client Sloat Design Date November 2012 Design Andy Yanchunis
Carrie Sloat
Print ThirdBay Letterpress Inc
Petaluma, CA
Paper Neenah Crane Lettra Fluorescent White 110 lb. Cover

Production Details

Dimensions 4.25" x 6.25" Page Count 9 Sheets + Backing Print Quantity 100 Production Time 1 week Printing Method Offset Number of Colors 2 spot colors Finishing and Binding Wire-o bound


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