10p Mix - developing a promo pack

Ive spent today constructing a promo pack of printed materials made up from a variety of leftover samples from both my MA work and a range of projects from the last year. They were a real mixed bag of things and I didn't really have enough of anything to make a coherent, identical package up so have gone something far more simple.

Samples being made up into packs - these ones have newsprint from last years Black Mountain work as well as stickers and postcards.

Samples being made up into packs - these ones have newsprint from last years Black Mountain work as well as stickers and postcards.

The idea was a mixed bag of delights (hence the 10p mix title) that used up all my leftover printed material but also felt individual and handmade - I was really keen to make them myself too so ended up with piles of them over the front room. 

The bags under construction - this one has a risographed programme from Swipeside in it.

The bags under construction - this one has a risographed programme from Swipeside in it.

I also gave all the materials a bit of context by designing a "sampler" newspaper that reproduced some of the work featured but also introduced me as a practitioner. The newsprint was undertaken (as always) by Newspaper Club as a freebie for being Newspaper Of The Month a few months back. I must admit though Im really interested in producing something for a digital mini next after receiving a sample through the post this week. 

In fact the only thing I spent hard cash on with this project was 250 paper bags and some print from MOO. I remember seeing some MOO cards about 8 years ago at a Flickr meet in Birmingham and after having a quick look at the online interface and finding it not too annoying I gave them a whirl. The business cards I got were fine but I also splashed out on some stickers as they were really cheap and seemed to have a range of applications. 

MOO square sticker holding the bag shut with a hand printed '2'

MOO square sticker holding the bag shut with a hand printed '2'

They were made from a range0f approx 40  image fragments from my flickr stream and have been used to seal the bag shut as well as adding a coherent but individual look to the front of the bag.

MOO circular sticker with hand printed web stamp

MOO circular sticker with hand printed web stamp

Lastly I tied them altogether with some hand printed web addresses and individually numbering them with rubber stamps - both of which were left over from last years MA work construction.

Hand printing the bags...

Hand printing the bags...

So all in all a lovely afternoons work. Sample bags will be available direct from my shop in the forthcoming weeks.

The final bags.

The final bags.